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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 joined the project as star and producer in June 2006, while director Gabriele Muccino followed more than a year later in September 2007. As for Rosario Dawson and Woody Harrelson, they both came on board in December 2007.
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Woody Harrelson's character Ezra is stated to be a vegan. Woody Harrelson has stated that he actually follows a raw vegan lifestyle.
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Woody Harrelson's character is named Ezra, which in Hebrew means 'help' or 'assistance', hinting to the events at the end of the movie.
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Goofs
While being highly venomous, box jellyfish stings are treatable, especially in this case when Ben called 911 ahead of time and slowed his metabolism by lying in ice.
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Will Smith is incorrectly listed in the credits as Ben Thomas. He plays the character Tim Thomas who in the course of the movie impersonates his brother Ben Thomas. Michael Ealy is credited as Ben's brother, when he in fact plays Ben Thomas.
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Box jellyfish poison is a neurotoxin, and it is distributed to every part of the body, making Ben's organs unfit for transplant.
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Quotes
Dan: [Answering his phone] Hello?
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Ben Thomas: I lied to you, I think about dying every day.
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Ben Thomas: [From trailer] In seven days, God created the world. And in seven seconds, I shattered mine.
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Faq
Q
Why would Ben want to donate seven pounds of flesh?
A
Q
Is the gift Ben gave to Ezra possible?
A
Not the entire eye, which would require attaching the transplanted eye to the existing optic nerve, which is medically impossible (so far). However, blind is a generic term for not being able to see. There are various conditions that can make a person blind, and some of these ARE curable through transplants, e.g., corneas.
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