R | | Action, Drama, Mystery
An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution.
Timothy Cavendish (Jim Broadbent) tells Dermott (Tom Hanks) to consider Herman Melville, whose novel "Moby Dick" was dismissed while he was alive, but celebrated highly after his death. Ben Whishaw (who plays Frobisher) played Herman Melville in In the Heart of the Sea (2015).
Oh, lonesome night. And babbits bawling, the wind biting the bone. Wind like this... full of voices. Ancestry howling at you, yibbering stories, all voices tied up into one. One voice differing. One voice, whispering out there, spying from the dark....
The one-way "Van Ness Ave" in the film (filmed in Glasgow) does not at all look like the real Van Ness avenue (which is a wide two-way avenue, with a center divider). Nor is the Bay Bridge visible from Van Ness Ave as it is shown at one point in the film.
When a montage is shown of all the characters the actors are playing, the font of the names changes with each time period.
English, Spanish, Ukrainian
$9,612,247 (USA) (28 October 2012)
$27,108,272 (USA) (7 July 2013)