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A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

Director:

Baltasar Kormákur

Writers:

Baltasar Kormákur (original story), Baltasar Kormákur (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kharl Anton Leigh Kharl Anton Leigh ... Young Boy Rodriguez
Peter Coyote ... Frank
Forest Whitaker ... Abe Holt
Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo ... Mr. Rodriguez
Damon Younger ... Long Haired Man
Jeremy Renner ... Fred
Joanna Scanlan ... Josie
Iddo Goldberg ... Russle
Philip Jackson ... William
Julia Stiles ... Isold
Alfred Harmsworth Alfred Harmsworth ... Thor
Vladas Bagdonas ... Coroner
Felix Eyjólfsson Felix Eyjólfsson ... Auto Mechanic
Margrét Ólafsdóttir Margrét Ólafsdóttir ... Elderly lady in the Park
Birgir Sigurðsson Birgir Sigurðsson ... Elderly man in a commercial (as Birgir Sigurdsson)
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Storyline

After a suspicious fatal car accident in Hastings where the identity of the victim was forged, the Quality Life insurance company sends their smart investigator Abe Holt to identify the body. The unique beneficiary of the one million dollars death benefit is the sister of the victim, Isold, who lives with her son Thor and her husband Fred in a poor cabin in the middle of nowhere. Along the investigation, Abe discloses the truth about the fraud, but feels sorry for Isold and Thor and tries to help them with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Conscience is a killer. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Abe (Forest) goes to the high school he says his name is Kelvin Anderson. The picture on file of him is a young Jeremy Renner. See more »

Alternate Versions

The DVD release was re-cut to open differently from the theatrical release. The original opening appears in the DVD's deleted scenes section. See more »

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Piano for Tombstones
Written by Rúna Esradóttir
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Solid indie thriller
14 September 2005 | by porkypine420See all my reviews

This movie shows what's great about film festivals. So many movies, and they're not tied down to every Hollywood cliché in the book.

The way Little Trip plays out is hard to describe. Forest Whitaker plays an insurance investigator, a company man. He comes to know Julia Stiles' character, a vulnerable housewife living with an unpredictable screw-up (Renner) on barren tundra.

The relationship between Stiles & Renner was intricate yet believable. And the relationship between Stiles & Whitaker is surprising. I didn't see the ending coming, which I appreciate always. I'm so tired of formulaic thrillers. This movie reminded me of movies from the 70's - the good old days when every plot point wasn't spoon fed. It has style and feeling like classics from that time too.


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Country:

Iceland | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 2005 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

A Little Trip to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

Hastings, Minnesota, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$132,050
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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