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Release Date: December 26th, 2003

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 2004

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
Reformed drug addict Kathy Nicolo (Jennifer Connelly) has her California coast house, which she inherited from her father, taken away by the county due to a misunderstanding about back taxes. The place is bought by Iranian immigrant Massoud Amir Behrani (Ben Kingsley), who intends to fix it up and sell it in order to provide a better life for his wife (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and son (Jonathan Ahdout). However, Kathy, desperate to get the house back, begins harassing Behrani so he will return it.

Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Ben Kingsley, Ron Eldard, Frances Fisher, Kim Dickens, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Jonathan Ahdout, Navi Rawat

Director: Vadim Perelman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Bisgrove Entertainment, Cobalt Media Group

Distributors: Miramax Films, DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: 2000s, Engaging, Police officer, Police station, Tense, Wife, Rivalry, Pursuit, Son

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Nominated Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2003)
Nominated Music (Original Score)