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Seven Pounds (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance | 19 December 2008 (USA)
A man with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

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Cast

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Ben's Brother
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Dan
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Connie
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Sarah
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Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
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Stewart Goodman
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Dr. Briar
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George's Doctor
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Holly
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Susan
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Connie's Daughter
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Storyline

Haunted by a secret, Ben Thomas looks for redemption by radically transforming the lives of seven people he doesn't know. Once his plan is set, nothing will be able to stop him. At least that's what he thinks. But Ben hadn't planned on falling in love with one of these people and she's the one who will end up transforming him. Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Taglines:

Seven Names. Seven Strangers. One Secret. See more »

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Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material, some disturbing content and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

19 December 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Siete almas  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,851,136, 21 December 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$69,951,824

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$168,168,201
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

For his work on this film, production designer J. Michael Riva drew inspiration from the "beauty" and "lyricism" of the films The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) and The Things of Life (1970). See more »

Goofs

When Emily's new heart starts beating for the first time, she would have to be on bypass, connected to a pump-oxygenator ("heart-lung machine"). The scene includes the sound of her being mechanically ventilated, which would not happen until she was ready to come off bypass. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
911 Operator: 911 emergency...
Ben Thomas: I need an ambulance.
911 Operator: I have you at 9212 West Third Street in Los Angeles.
Ben Thomas: That's room number 2.
911 Operator: What's the emergency?
Ben Thomas: There's been a suicide.
911 Operator: Who's the victim?
Ben Thomas: I am.
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Connections

Featured in Bad Movie Beatdown: Seven Pounds (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

For Me... Formidable
Music by Charles Aznavour
Lyrics by Jacques Plante
Performed by Charles Aznavour
Courtesy of EMI Music France
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

 
Incredible
29 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

This film blew me away. The acting was superb, the story was heart wrenching and I truly believed in the characters. Some of you may say that this film is just another in a list of movies such as Pay It Forward.

This is a fallacy. This film here grabbed me from the start and will stay with me for weeks. It's a very powerful film and Will Smith and the rest of the cast deserve our applause and respect for playing their roles so well. Credit to the scriptwriters and director for also allowing this film to exist, it was amazing.

A definite must see film and one worthy of nomination for awards.

9/10


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