August Rush

August Rush

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Director: Kirsten Sheridan

Cast: Freddie Highmore, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

     
 

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Estranged from his parents by circumstance and nudged toward a foster family, a young boy seeks out his long-lost folks and discovers prodigious musical talent in this family-oriented drama from Disco Pigs director Kirsten Sheridan. In the aftermath of a passionate night together above New York'sSee more details below

Overview

Estranged from his parents by circumstance and nudged toward a foster family, a young boy seeks out his long-lost folks and discovers prodigious musical talent in this family-oriented drama from Disco Pigs director Kirsten Sheridan. In the aftermath of a passionate night together above New York's Washington Square, a charismatic Irish guitarist named Louis (Jonathan Rhys-Meyers) and a reserved cellist named Lyla (Keri Russell) are forced apart by fate. Despite the fact that they do not remain together, however, their fleeting union has created something amazing that neither could have ever anticipated -- a baby. Unfortunately, just after the child's birth, the mother is misinformed that the infant has died. Cut to 11 years later, when the child, Evan, is living in a Gotham-area boys' home and has developed an acute ability to listen to the sounds of the outside world -- hoping against all hope that his biological mother and father will turn up to claim him, while those in charge try to encourage him to open himself up to the possibility of adoption. Unduly rejecting these bids, Evan runs away into the city. Out on the streets, the child falls into the clutches of a manipulative, untrustworthy street person named Wizard (Robin Williams), who renames Evan "August Rush" and opens the boy up to the depth and breadth of his own musical talent even as he smells the opportunity to grow rich off of the foundling. Meanwhile, Evan/August's hope persists that he will be reunited with his folks, and Louis and Lyla, unable to forget their initial night of love, feel themselves being drawn back together by fate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2008
UPC:
0012569763685
Original Release:
2007
Rating:
PG
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame, Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:53:00
Sales rank:
10,877

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Freddie Highmore Evan Taylor
Keri Russell Lyla Novacek
Jonathan Rhys Meyers Louis Connelly
Terrence Howard Richard Jeffries
Robin Williams Maxwell "Wizard" Wallace
William Sadler Thomas Novacek
Marian Seldes The Dean
Mykelti Williamson Reverend James
Leon Thomas III Arthur
Aaron Staton Arthur
Alex O'Loughlin Marshall
Jamia Simone Nash Hope
Ronald Guttman Professor
Bonnie McKee Lizzy
Emelie Jeffries Actor
Michael Drayer Mannix
Jamie O'Keefe Steve
Becki Newton Jennifer
Tyler McGuckin Peter
Megan Gallagher Megan
Anais Martinez Backbeat
Bilal Bishop Roller Ball
Michael Roderick Hammonds Feedback
Timothy T. Mitchum Joey
Henry Caplan Bill
John Knox Club Manager
Amy V. Dewhurst Receptionist
Victor Verhaeghe Cop
Darrie Lawrence Old Neighbor
Sean Haberle Frank
Jamal Joseph Driver
Robert Aberdeen Record Executive
Georgia Creighton Apartment Owner
Joshua Jaymz Doss Orphanage Kid
Craig Johnson Orphanage Boy
Dominic Colón Policeman
Zach Page Child Guitar Player
Charles Mack Gospel Solist
Amma Agyapon Gospel Singer
Adia Beckford Gospel Singer
Dietrice A. Bolden Gospel Singer
Dina Gardener Gospel Singer
Luther Isler Gospel Singer
Raymond Johnson Gospel Singer
Joyce Walker Jospeh Gospel Singer
Willana Mack Gospel Singer
Lamar Antwon Robinson Gospel Singer
Talif Showers Gospel Singer
Taylor Carlton Gospel Singer
Yvette Bodrick Street Sound Circle Member
Crystal A. Elliott Street Sound Circle Member
Jindai Joseph Street Sound Circle Member
Jacquelen Singleton Street Sound Circle Member
Travis Veada Street Sound Circle Member
Jasmine Pauline Wigfall Street Sound Circle Member
Don Harper Conductor
Mike Nowak Conductor

Technical Credits
Kirsten Sheridan Director,Screenwriter
Anastasia Brown Musical Direction/Supervision
Nick Castle Original Story,Screenwriter
Paul Castro Original Story
John Cenatiempo Stunts
Chris Barnes Stunts
Bob Colletti Stunts
William Cote Stunts
Douglas Crosby Stunts
Felice Diamond Makeup
David M. Dunlap Camera Operator
Frank Fleming Costumes/Costume Designer
Cathy Sandrich Gelfond Casting
Louise Goodsill Executive Producer
Robert Greenhut Executive Producer
Jim V. Hart Screenwriter
James V. Hart Screenwriter
Gabrielle Jerou Associate Producer
Ralph Kamp Executive Producer
Miky Lee Executive Producer
Michael Lerman Asst. Director
Richard Barton Lewis Executive Producer
Amanda Mackey Casting
Mark Mancina Score Composer
John Mathieson Cinematographer
Jim McConkey Camera Operator
Julia Michels Musical Direction/Supervision
Cheri Minns Makeup
Jason Oliver Sound/Sound Designer
Jeffrey Pollack Musical Direction/Supervision
Stephen Pope Stunts
Courtney Rains-Loo Stunts
Jess Rosen Sound Editor
Michael Shaw Production Designer
Tim Smith Stunts
William Steinkamp Editor
Mario R. Ventenilla Art Director
Lionel Wigram Executive Producer
Hans Zimmer Score Composer

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- August Rush [WS]
1. Hearing the Music. [4:37]
2. String Section Credits. [5:15]
3. Lyla Meets Louis. [3:54]
4. I Have a Family. [3:53]
5. Separate Ways. [3:13]
6. Let Me Go. [2:56]
7. Gone. [1:57]
8. Urban Soundscape. [3:12]
9. Arthur X. [2:54]
10. Flashes From the Past. [3:29]
11. This is Our Home. [2:38]
12. Wizard's Wages. [3:25]
13. Music in the Night. [3:41]
14. Walk Out Again. [3:23]
15. Father's Choice. [2:00]
16. August Rush. [3:22]
17. Maybe It's About Time. [4:10]
18. The Raid. [4:33]
19. Searchers. [5:04]
20. This is Him. [1:31]
21. Composer at Work. [4:59]
22. Attuned to New York. [4:35]
23. Waxing Rhapsodic. [2:45]
24. Rehearsal Over. [3:07]
25. Duet. [4:15]
26. Never Quit on Your Music. [2:30]
27. In Concert. [3:22]
28. Drawn to the Melody. [4:06]
29. Rush Rhapsody. [5:00]
30. All You Have to Do. [2:46]
31. End Credits. [6:43]
Disc #1, Side B -- August Rush [P&S]
1. Hearing the Music. [4:37]
2. String Section Credits. [5:15]
3. Lyla Meets Louis. [3:54]
4. I Have a Family. [3:53]
5. Separate Ways. [3:13]
6. Let Me Go. [2:56]
7. Gone. [1:57]
8. Urban Soundscape. [3:12]
9. Arthur X. [2:54]
10. Flashes From the Past. [3:29]
11. This is Our Home. [2:38]
12. Wizard's Wages. [3:25]
13. Music in the Night. [3:41]
14. Walk Out Again. [3:23]
15. Father's Choice. [2:00]
16. August Rush. [3:22]
17. Maybe It's About Time. [4:10]
18. The Raid. [4:33]
19. Searchers. [5:04]
20. This is Him. [1:31]
21. Composer at Work. [4:59]
22. Attuned to New York. [4:35]
23. Waxing Rhapsodic. [2:45]
24. Rehearsal Over. [3:07]
25. Duet. [4:15]
26. Never Quit on Your Music. [2:30]
27. In Concert. [3:22]
28. Drawn to the Melody. [4:06]
29. Rush Rhapsody. [5:00]
30. All You Have to Do. [2:46]
31. End Credits. [6:43]

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