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The Shipping News (2001)

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Release Date
 USA: Dec 25, 2001
 UK: 1 Mar 2002
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jun 18, 2002
 R2: 2 Dec 2002

Budget $35,000,000

Official Website:
The Shipping News Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for some language, sexuality and disturbing images.

Running Time
1 hour, 51 minutes

Country USA, Canada

Studio Miramax Films

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Other Titles
• The Shipping News

• Schiffsmeldungen (2002)



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Genre: Drama, Infidelity, Love

Tagline: Dive Beneath The Surface

Plot: When Quoyle, a hapless, lonely upstate New Yorker, loses his estranged wife (Gate Blanchett) in a car accident, his life changes forever. Stricken with grief and longing, he retreats with his aunt (Judi Dench) and young daughter (Alyssa, Kaitlyn and Lauren Gainer) to Newfoundland, the mysterious home of his ancestors.

In the small fishing outport of Killick-Claw, Quoyle secures a job as a reporter at the local newspaper, The Gammy Bird. With each article he writes, Quoyle's sense of this quirky community sharpens, along with his sense of himself. Gradually, a romance develops with Wavey (Julianne Moore), a woman who lives with her own personal demons. As his new life unfolds in Newfoundland — a place of magic, uncompromising beauty and hardship— his past melds with his present and Quoyle is transformed.

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 Directed by
 Written by
E. Annie Proulx
Brokeback Mountain, Go West, Young Man!
Robert Nelson Jacobs
Chocolat, Out to Sea, The Banshee and Fin Magee
 Cast
Kevin Spacey
American Beauty, The Usual Suspects, Se7en
Julianne Moore
The Fugitive, The Big Lebowski, Magnolia
Judi Dench
Shakespeare in Love, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day
Cate Blanchett
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Pete Postlethwaite
The Usual Suspects, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Romeo + Juliet
Scott Glenn
The Silence of the Lambs, Apocalypse Now, The Hunt for Red October
Rhys Ifans
Notting Hill, Little Nicky, The Replacements
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 Music By
Christopher Young
Swordfish, The Grudge, Entrapment



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