The Answer Man

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Overview

The reclusive author whose groundbreaking book redefined spirituality for an entire generation realizes how little he actually knows upon being approached by a single mother and a recovering addict in this drama from first time writer/director John Hindman. It's been 20 years since Arlen Faber Jeff Daniels penned "Me and God," and the inspirational, soul-searching book is still as popular as ever. Anyone who reads it thinks that Arlen has all the answers to life's problems, but these days the author barely ...
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Overview

The reclusive author whose groundbreaking book redefined spirituality for an entire generation realizes how little he actually knows upon being approached by a single mother and a recovering addict in this drama from first time writer/director John Hindman. It's been 20 years since Arlen Faber Jeff Daniels penned "Me and God," and the inspirational, soul-searching book is still as popular as ever. Anyone who reads it thinks that Arlen has all the answers to life's problems, but these days the author barely ventures outside of the house. Then, one day, Arlen crosses paths with Elizabeth Lauren Graham, a single mother struggling to raise her seven-year-old son, and Kris Lou Taylor Pucci, a young man who has just gotten out of rehab. Both are searching for the answers that will help them to become better people while overcoming their fears of failure. Does Arlen possess the wisdom to help Elizabeth and Kris work through their current problems, or is he really as clueless as he's been feeling for the last two decades?
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Special Features

Characters of the Answer Man; The Answer Man: From Concept to Creation; HDNet: A look at The Answer Man; Commentary with writer / director John Hindman, producer Kevin Messick and Lauren Graham
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/3/2009
  • UPC: 876964002615
  • Original Release: 2009
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  • Source: Magnolia
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled / Dubbed
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Time: 1:37:00
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Sales rank: 69,781

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jeff Daniels Arlen Faber
Lauren Graham Elizabeth
Lou Taylor Pucci Kris, Kris Lucas
Olivia Thirlby Anne
Kat Dennings Dahlia
Tony Hale Mailman
Nora Dunn Terry Fraser
Annie Corley Mrs. Gold
Max Antisell Alex
Thomas Roy Mr. Lucas
Peter Patrikios Ross
Greg Wood Businessman #1
Richard Lyntton Journalist
Richard Barlow Paul
Sally Mercer Customer
Lauren Jacobs Young Girl
David Mulholland Male Customer
Charlie Corrado Roy
Bev Appleton Patient
Sylvia Kauders Old Woman
Sandra Landers Singing Wife
Ginny Graham Singing Grandmother
Technical Credits
John Hindman Director, Screenwriter
Deborah Aquila Casting
Rebecca Bentjen Costumes/Costume Designer
Oliver Bokelberg Cinematographer
Teddy Castellucci Score Composer
Linda Cohen Musical Direction/Supervision
Rachel Cohen Executive Producer
Alex Digerlando Production Designer
Jana Edelbaum Producer
Peter Graham Executive Producer
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Jerry Greenberg Editor
Stephen Hays Executive Producer
Michael Lesser Executive Producer
Kevin J. Messick Producer
Josh Newport Asst. Director
Jennifer Smith Casting
Tricia Wood Casting
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