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Release Date: September 14th, 2007

DVD Release Date: January 29th, 2008

PG-13|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Charlie (Michael Douglas) gets released from an insane asylum and moves in with Miranda (Evan Rachel Wood), the young daughter he left behind. Charlie believes that there is treasure hidden beneath the local Costco, so he puts together a plan to unearth the loot. By convincing Miranda to quit her job at McDonald's and instead work at the wholesale store, he is able to obtain a key. Although Miranda is skeptical, she helps her father with his irrational quest.

Cast: Michael Douglas, Evan Rachel Wood, Willis Burks II, Greg Davis Jr., Mousa Kraish, Paul Lieber, Kathleen Wilhoite, Arthur Santiago

Director: Mike Cahill

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Emmett/Furla Films, Michael London Productions, Millennium Films Inc.

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  • In updating Shakespeare’s "The Tempest," writer-director Mike Cahill focuses on the magic worth finding between a father and daughter. That’s why the film sticks with you. It’s a gift. show more

  • The treasure of the film is the unearthing of the family bond, magically played by Douglas and Wood. show more

  • Wood is excellent, but this is a career highlight for Douglas. His depiction of the manic Charlie stays surprisingly grounded and prevents the story from being a naive celebration of mental illness as a kind of freedom that it so easily could have become. show more

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