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The Words (2012)

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A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man's work.
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Richard Ford
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The Old Man
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Vito DeFilippo ...
New York Apartment Doorman
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Nelson Wylie
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Vendor
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Mr. Jansen
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Dan Zuckerman
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Rory's Assistant
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Timothy Epstein
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Jason Rosen
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Camy Rosen (as Elizabeth Stauber)
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Storyline

Layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words. Written by Anonymous

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There's more than one way to take a life.


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Rated PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking | See all certifications »

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7 September 2012 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,750,894 (USA) (7 September 2012)

Gross:

$11,434,867 (USA) (28 September 2012)
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When Rory find and reads the Old Man's manuscript, the first page shown on-screen is actually an excerpt from Ernest Hemingway's memoir, "A Moveable Feast", discussing one of his early short stories called "Up in Michigan". Nearly all of Hemingway's other early works were lost because the suitcase his wife had packed them in was stolen from a train in Paris when she left in unattended for a few minutes; the Old Man's story clearly parallels this event. See more »

Goofs

The second hand on Rory's watch stops at 40 seconds and does not move when he is drunk in the apartment. See more »

Quotes

Clay Hammond: He loved her. He loved New York. But at night, when the city was finally quiet, he wrote.
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References Cheers (1982) See more »

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La Marseillaise
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Performed by Ben Barnes
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This years gem
10 December 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

This film is a rare and brilliant combination of book and movie. You will see this movie like reading a book, just Your imagination will be rest, replaced with this lovely pictures and actors. Words and frames will flow smoothly together before Your eyes, like a big, calm river but with volume, deepness and strenght. The narrator (good choice for Dennis Quaid, especially for His voice) will read for You, Jeremy Irons ("the old man"-a wonderful play of course), Bradley Cooper (just slightly under the other two great actors), Dennis Quaid, Zoe Saldana (good enough), Olivia Wilde (bad choice), Ben Barnes (nice play) and the others, will told the story in a great acting. Highly recommended for film and book lovers too. Beside the good story and acting, what I like most in "The words" is the words.


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