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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2017)

Sidney Hall (original title)
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Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Logan Lerman ... Sidney Hall
Elle Fanning ... Melody
Kyle Chandler ... The Searcher
Michelle Monaghan ... Mrs. Hall
Blake Jenner ... Brett Newport
Nathan Lane ... Harold
Margaret Qualley ... Alexandra
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II ... Duane
Tim Blake Nelson ... Johan
Janina Gavankar ... Gina
Darren Pettie ... Gerald Hall
Alex Karpovsky ... Mr. Bauer
Michael Chen Michael Chen ... Lewis
Avery Whitted ... Henry Crowe
Ariane Rinehart ... Darcy
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Sidney Hall finds accidental success and unexpected love at an early age, then disappears without a trace.

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It's all about beginnings.

Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for language and some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Trivia

The film was originally going to be a Scott Free Productions project, when it was acquired in 2008. Joe Russo was to direct, Ridley Scott and Tony Scott were to be the executive producers, Michael Costigan was to be the producer and Jim Sturgess was to play Sidney Hall. Pre-production halted in 2009, however, and no development took place until the writer, Shawn Christensen, looked to take the project under his wing in late 2014. See more »

Goofs

When Sidney is laying in his front yard, he has his hands behind his head. But when Brett walks up he removes his right and lays it on his chest. But in the next camera shot, both hands are behind his head again. See more »

Quotes

Sidney Hall: Gloria... she had a virginal quality that contrasted with her ice cool outer shell... yeah, she was a bitch, for sure... Her breasts, her cheekbones, her legs; she saw that in the mirror every morning and was well aware of the power they held over men. No one could touch her or intimidate her. I once saw Brad Dorsey, the captain of the soccer team, crying by his locker. She had dumped him after one date and took his balls with her. From that day forward he never played sports again.
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Excellent film!!!
20 March 2018 | by gregoryrjordanSee all my reviews

After reading some poor reviews about this film I felt compelled to come to imdb and write a review. I watched this film last night and thought one thing throughout: brilliant. I will not go into too much detail but the way the story unravels is rather unique and the acting is very strong all around. I thoroughly enjoyed the screenplay and cannot remember when a film caught me this off guard. I laughed and even got choked up at parts of this film. It just pulls you in from the get go. It was a great change of pace from the rest of the garbage being released these days.


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