Cassandra's Dream

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Overview

Director Woody Allen continued to work in the dark mold of his 2005 thriller Match Point with this suspenseful tale of two brothers Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor transformed into mortal enemies after scheming to alleviate their financial difficulties by turning to crime. Ian McGregor and Terry Blaine Farrell are two Cockney siblings whose lives seem to have simply fallen apart. While hard-drinking auto mechanic Terry lives with his girlfriend, Kate Sally Hawkins, and suffers all the financial hardships that go ...
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Overview

Director Woody Allen continued to work in the dark mold of his 2005 thriller Match Point with this suspenseful tale of two brothers Colin Farrell and Ewan McGregor transformed into mortal enemies after scheming to alleviate their financial difficulties by turning to crime. Ian McGregor and Terry Blaine Farrell are two Cockney siblings whose lives seem to have simply fallen apart. While hard-drinking auto mechanic Terry lives with his girlfriend, Kate Sally Hawkins, and suffers all the financial hardships that go with being a chronic gambler, his slightly more respectable sibling Ian helps their father maintain the family restaurant. Thanks to the steady income that the restaurant provides and the occasional help of their wealthy uncle Howard Tom Wilkinson the family has always managed to scrape by, but when Ian learns of a potentially lucrative California real estate deal, he can't help but dream about moving on to bigger and better things. One day, Terry wins big at the tracks by betting on a speedy greyhound named "Cassandra's Dream", and promptly uses his winnings to purchase a small yacht that he names after the winning dog. Right around the same time, things also start looking up for Ian -- who falls under the seductive spell of ambitious actress Angela Hayley Atwell. But the brothers' good-luck spell doesn't last long, because when Terry winds up owing a tidy sum to some violent local loan sharks, he's given the option of promptly paying up or suffering some particularly painful consequences. Just then, Uncle Howard shows up in London looking to settle the score with a whistle-blowing business associate. While agreeing to take part in Uncle Howard's diabolical revenge scheme could easily earn Terry the cash needed to pay off his substantial debt, the consequences -- should he get caught -- will be far greater than those of any small-time scam he has ever resorted to in the past.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2008
  • UPC: 796019810647
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Weinstein Company
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:49:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 2,999

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Hayley Atwell Angela
Colin Farrell Terry
Sally Hawkins Kate
Ewan McGregor Ian
Tom Wilkinson Howard
John Benfield Father
Paul Davis Poker Player
Peter Hugo Boat Owner
Clare Higgins Mother
Ashley Medekwe Lucy
Andrew Howard Jerry
Keith Smee Terry's Track Mate
Steve Noonan Mel
Dan Carter Fred
Richard Lintern Director
Jennifer Higham Helen
Lee Whitlock Mike
Michael Harm Estate Agent
Hugh Rathbone Poker Player
Allan Ramsey Poker Player
Terry Budin Jones Poker Player
Franck Viano Poker Player
Tommy Mack Poker Player
Milo Bodrozic Poker Player
Emily Gilchrist Dora
Phil Davis Martin Burns
George Richmond Bernard
Phyllis Roberts Burns' Mother
Tamzin Outhwaite Burns' Date
Cate Fowler Angela's Mother
David Horovitch Angela's Father
Matt Barlock Jaguar Owner
Jim Carter Garage Boss
Tom Fisher Nigel
Paul Gardner Bentley Salesman
Mark Umbers Eisley
Maggie McCarthy Servant
Richard Graham Detective
Ross Boatman Detective
Michael Riesman Conductor
Technical Credits
Woody Allen Director, Screenwriter
Letty Aronson Producer
Effects Associates Special Effects
Nicky Kentish Barnes Co-producer
Brahim Chioua Executive Producer
Patricia Kerrigan DiCerto Casting
Maria Djurkovic Production Designer
Philip Glass Score Composer
Peter Glossop Sound/Sound Designer
Ben Howarth Asst. Director
Sallie Jaye Makeup
Alisa Lepselter Editor
Vincent Maraval Executive Producer
Sharon Martin Makeup
Nick Palmer Art Director
George Richmond Camera Operator
Helen Robin Co-producer
Gail Stevens Casting
Juliet Taylor Casting
Jill Taylor Costumes/Costume Designer
Stephen Tenenbaum Producer
David Wahnon Sound Editor
Benjamin Waisbren Executive Producer
Gareth Wiley Producer
Daniel Wuhrmann Executive Producer
Vilmos Zsigmond Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Cassandra's Dream
1. All You Have in Life is Family [5:00]
2. Maiden Voyage [5:19]
3. Broken Down Actress [3:51]
4. A Drink [4:12]
5. What's Mine is Yours [4:16]
6. £90,000 [4:11]
7. Uncle Howard's Coming [5:20]
8. Just the Three of Us [8:52]
9. Accomodating Uncle Howard [5:46]
10. A Good Look at His Face [4:46]
11. Plotting an Assassination [5:26]
12. Preparation [4:02]
13. Waiting [:45]
14. Who's Going to Run Things? [4:41]
15. Do It Now [4:19]
16. Right On Track [4:43]
17. You've Got to Relax [4:53]
18. Straight Back In It [5:29]
19. Crossing a Line [5:41]
20. I Love You [4:53]
21. Best Thing We Ever Did [2:48]
22. Credits [6:15]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Cassandra's Dream
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   Captions & Subtitles
      English for the Hearing Impaired
      Spanish
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If You Liked Match Point, You'll Love This

    I'm not a fan of Woody Allen's comedies, but I found Match Point to be an intersting character study. Cassandra's Dream is along the same vein and just as interesting. Ewan & Colin's characters were very fleshed out and they played against their usual type which was very refreshing. The suspense is real and thick and the ending left me stunned. It's definitely about the choices we make and how the repercussions that come from those choices. I would definitely recommend this movie to anyone looking for another good character film.

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