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Seven Pounds

Year:
Duration:
123 min
Genres:
Drama
IMDB rate:
7.7
Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Awards:
5 wins & 6 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-12-19
Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA
Earnings
Budget: $55,000,000
Opening Weekend: $14,851,136 (USA) (21 December 2008)
Gross: $69,951,824 (USA) (25 January 2009)
Cast
Actor
Character
Will Smith
Ben
Rosario Dawson
Emily Posa
Woody Harrelson
Ezra
Michael Ealy
Ben's Brother
Barry Pepper
Dan
Elpidia Carrillo
Connie
Robinne Lee
Sarah
Joe Nunez
Larry (Hotel Owner) (as Joseph A. Nuñez)
Bill Smitrovich
George Ristuccia
Tim Kelleher
Stewart Goodman
Gina Hecht
Dr. Briar
Andy Milder
George's Doctor
Judyann Elder
Holly
Sarah Jane Morris
Susan
Ivan Angulo
Connie's Son
Octavia Spencer
Kate (Home Health Care Nurse)
Cynthia Rube
Assisted Living Nurse
Jack Yang
Apogee Engineer
Quintin Kelley
Nicholas (Bald Boy)
Louisa Kendrick
Dan's Wife
Fiona Hale
Inez
Amanda Carlin
Neighbor Lady
David Haines
Young Ben's Father
Casey Morris
911 Operator
Audrey Wasilewski
Nurse
Sonya Eddy
Nurse
Todd Cahoon
Man in Diner
Rich Hutchman
Elevator Doctor
Michael Spellman
Elevator Doctor
Dale Raoul
St. Matthew's Volunteer
Steve Tom
Bone Marrow Doctor
Jora Senane
Ben's OR Doctor
Rob Figueroa
Ben's OR Doctor (as Robert Figueroa)
Kevin Cooney
Hospital Administrator
Nadia Shazana
Dialysis Nurse
Markus Flanagan
Neurosurgeon
Leif Rogers
ER Doctor
Gaspar Uriarte
Emily's OR Doctor
Nichole Ambriz
OR Nurse
Lee von Ernst
ER Nurse
MaShae Alderman
Ben's Brother's Wife (uncredited)
Frank Aragon
Janitor (uncredited)
Yeniffer Behrens
Nurse (uncredited)
Skylan Brooks
Choir Kid (uncredited)
David Burrus
Ben Brother's Son (uncredited)
Lydia A. Butler
ER Nurse (uncredited)
Will C.
Man in Park (uncredited)
Stephanie Campbell
Guest at Recital (uncredited)
Michelle Faraone
Apogee Engineer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Gould
Social Worker (uncredited)
Sam Gros
ER Doctor / Paramedic (uncredited)
Daniel Josev
ER Doctor (uncredited)
Christopher Judd
Paramedic #2 (uncredited)
Aaron Jay Kenny
Telemarketer (uncredited)
Tina King
PBX Operator (uncredited)
J. Kristopher
Recital Guest (uncredited)
Meghan Marshall
Graduation Kid (uncredited)
Ivo Nandi
LAPD Officer (uncredited)
Mark Newsom
ER Security Guard (uncredited)
Bojana Novakovic
Julie (uncredited)
Robert Ochoa
Choirboy (uncredited)
Ryan Ochoa
Choir Boy (uncredited)
Gary Rodriguez
Connie's Husband (uncredited)
Kylee Russell
Choir Kid (uncredited)
V.S. Russell
PBX Operator (uncredited)
Cosby Siringi
Diner Patron (uncredited)
Terrance Thomas
Choir Kid (uncredited)
George F. Watson
IRS Night Desk Security Guard (uncredited)
Jon Morgan Woodward
Man on the Street (uncredited)
Did you know?
Trivia
Will Smith and Rosario Dawson had previously co-starred in Men in Black II (2002) six years before (or seven, if one goes by filming dates), where they also played each other's love-interest.
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Michael Ealy was chosen to play Will Smith's character's brother in the film by Smith himself.
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Woody Harrelson plays Ezra Turner, a meat salesman. He played another meat salesman, Mickey Knox, in Natural Born Killers (1994).
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Goofs
When Emily is having her heart transplant, her new heart starts beating for the first time. At this point, she would have to be on bypass (that is, connected to the pump-oxygenator, or "heart-lung machine") and yet we hear the sound of her being mechanically ventilated - this would not happen until she was ready to come off bypass.
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When the saltwater box jellyfish is placed into the bathtub, the water in the tub is freshwater and very cold. In a situation like that a jellyfish would most likely instantly roll up into a ball and die very quickly, rather than swim around and sting people.
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The 911 operator gives the hotel address as 9212 West 3rd Street in Los Angeles. That address is in the middle of Beverly Hills not that far from Rodeo Drive. A seedy motel would hardly be situated there.
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Quotes
Ben Thomas: [From trailer] I did something really bad once and I'm never gonna be the same!
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Larry: Hey, how much longer are you gonna stay in my hotel?
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Ben Thomas: I was planning on dying here.
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Faq
Q
Why would Ben want to donate seven pounds of flesh?
A
Q
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
A
For detailed information about the amounts and types of (a) sex and nudity, (b) violence and gore, (c) profanity, (d) alcohol, drugs, and smoking, and (e) frightening and intense scenes in this movie, consult the IMDb Parents Guide for this movie. The Parents Guide for Seven Pounds can be found here.
Q
So what's the big twist in this movie?
A
Before Seven Pounds was released in December 2008, the studio refused to reveal the details of the movie in the early trailers. Now that the movie is out, it's become common knowledge that Will Smith is playing a man who arranges to donate parts of his body ("seven pounds" of his flesh) to individuals in need of transplants. What still may not be widely known are two other twists, one that should be obvious and one that isn't. (1) Obviously, in order to donate parts of his body, Ben must kill himself, and (2) Will Smith's character Ben is not Ben at all. His name is Tim, and Ben is his brother.
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Photos from cast
Charlene Amoia Madison Pettis Connor Cruise