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Water for Elephants (15-Apr-2011)

Director: Francis Lawrence

Writer: Richard LaGravenese

From novel: Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Music by: James Newton Howard

Producers: Gil Netter; Erwin Stoff; Andrew R. Tennenbaum

Keywords: Drama, Circus

Film adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name follows a Great Depression-era veterinary student as a sudden change in circumstances leads to his joining the circus.

ABSTRACT
Told within the frame of an elderly man in a nursing home recounting memories of his youth, Water for Elephants centers on Jacob, a 23-year old student at Cornell University pursuing a career as a veterinarian. When Jacob is informed on the day of his last final exam that his parents died in a car crash and left behind massive debts, he jumps on a passing train belonging to the Benzini Brothers Circus, ultimately taking up a job as their veterinarian that leads to brushes with animal cruelty, drama, peril, and a romance with a beautiful woman.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ken Foree
Actor
29-Feb-1948   Dawn of the Dead
James Frain
Actor
14-Mar-1968   Sunshine
Tim Guinee
Actor
18-Nov-1962   Impostor
Hal Holbrook
Actor
17-Feb-1925   Mark Twain Tonight
Robert Pattinson
Actor
13-May-1986   Edward Cullen in Twilight
Paul Schneider
Actor
16-Mar-1976   Mark Brendanawicz on Parks and Recreation
Christoph Waltz
Actor
4-Oct-1956   Inglourious Basterds
Reese Witherspoon
Actor
22-Mar-1976   Legally Blonde

CAST

Reese Witherspoon   ...   Marlena
Robert Pattinson   ...   Jacob
Christoph Waltz   ...   August
Paul Schneider   ...   Charlie
Jim Norton   ...   Camel
and
Hal Holbrook   ...   Old Jacob
Mark Povinelli   ...   Kinko / Walter
Richard Brake   ...   Grady
Stephen Monroe Taylor   ...   Wade
Ken Foree   ...   Earl
Scott MacDonald   ...   Blackie
James Frain   ...   Rosie's Caretaker
Sam Anderson   ...   Mr. Hyde
John Aylward   ...   Mr. Erwin
Brad Greenquist   ...   Mr. Robinson
Tim Guinee   ...   Diamond Joe
Donna W. Scott   ...   Barbara
E. E. Bell   ...   Cecil the Barker
Kyle Jordan   ...   Russ
Aleksandra Kaniak   ...   Mrs. Jankowski
Ilia Volok   ...   Mr. Jankowski
Bruce Gray   ...   Proctor
Jim Jansen   ...   Dean Wilkins
James Keane   ...   Chaplain
Ivo Nandi   ...   Grocer
Karynn Moore   ...   Catherine Hale
Andrew Connolly   ...   Weehawken Officer
Doug McDougal   ...   Big Top Band Leader
Tracy Phillips   ...   Coochie Girl (Nell)
Rowan O'Hara   ...   Stampede Girl
Tai   ...   Rosie
Uggie   ...   Queenie
Ice   ...   Silver Star
Major   ...   Rex
Circus Performers
Sita Acevedo   ...   Circus Performer
Danny Castle   ...   Circus Performer
Michael Coronas   ...   Circus Performer
Aloysia Gavré   ...   Circus Performer
Chobi Gyorgy   ...   Circus Performer
David Hunt   ...   Circus Performer
George Landkas-Coronas   ...   Circus Performer
Kerren McKeeman   ...   Circus Performer
Rebecca Ostroff   ...   Circus Performer
Bianca Sapetto   ...   Circus Performer
Katia Sereno   ...   Circus Performer
Vladimir Sizov   ...   Circus Performer
Russ Stark   ...   Circus Performer
Sebastien Stella   ...   Circus Performer
Lee-Anne Telford   ...   Circus Performer
Dreya Weber   ...   Circus Performer
Showgirls
Tara Ferguson   ...   Showgirl
Shannon Freyer   ...   Showgirl
Kelsey McNamee   ...   Showgirl
Molly O'Neill   ...   Showgirl
Sideshow
Mark Barnett   ...   Sideshow
Kacie Borrowman   ...   Sideshow
Rob Crites   ...   Sideshow
Kelly Erickson   ...   Sideshow
Derrick Gilday   ...   Sideshow
Jonathan Moore   ...   Sideshow
Mary Newman   ...   Sideshow
Brad Potts   ...   Sideshow
Dalmacio Pueblos   ...   Sideshow
Gabriel Ramos-Gomez   ...   Sideshow
Jackie Zane   ...   Sideshow
Coochie Girls
Aryiel Hartman   ...   Coochie Girl
Michelle LaVon   ...   Coochie Girl
Clowns
Aaron Bloom   ...   Clown
Chris Grabher   ...   Clown
Eddie Medrano   ...   Clown
Stephen Simon   ...   Clown
Jon Weiss   ...   Clown
Tom Weymouth   ...   Clown
Big Top Band
Wyatt Biessel   ...   Big Top Band
Chris Blim   ...   Big Top Band
Duff Dugan   ...   Big Top Band
Marcus Everett   ...   Big Top Band
Joe Langer   ...   Big Top Band
Glen McDougal   ...   Big Top Band
Stefan Rollins   ...   Big Top Band
William Scott Morse   ...   Big Top Band
Evan Silverman   ...   Big Top Band
Sideshow Band
Beresford Bennett   ...   Sideshow Band
Johnny Britt   ...   Sideshow Band
Garnett Brown   ...   Sideshow Band
George Harper   ...   Sideshow Band
Bobby Haynes   ...   Sideshow Band
Speakeasy Jazz Band
Todd Cochran   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Mike Davis   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Keith Friddmont   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Wynton McCurty   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Deryl Patterson   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Kabin Thomas   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band
Karl Vincent   ...   Speakeasy Jazz Band

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