- Create New -
The 2001 Film
Acclaimed Flop: The film was well received by critics, including Roger Ebert who placed it in his "Great Movies" list, and praised Nicholson's performance but earned $29 million internationally from its $35 million budget. Actor Allusion: All-Star Cast: Jack Nicholson, Robin Wright and Aaron Eckhart are the well-known actors that have more screen presence. The rest of the cast are One-Scene Wonder: Benicio del Toro, Mickey Rourke, Vanessa Redgrave, Helen Mirren, Harry Dean Stanton, Sam Shepard, Patricia Clarkson and Tom Noonan. California Doubling: British Columbia, Canada serves as a replacement for Nevada, USA. Though only a few scene exteriors were filmed in the actual state of Nevada. Playing Against Type: Tom Noonan appears as a Sinister Minister that speaks to Lori's daughter and Jerry thinks he might be the villain he was looking for. Though it is later revealed that he is a . Apparently, Sean Penn wanted to film more scenes to demonstrate the trope but Red Herring and a genuine reverend Executive Meddling didn't want to spend money on extra scenes after the failure of . Battlefield Earth Real-Life Relative: Robin Wright was Sean Penn's wife at the time the film was made. Also Penn's mother, actress Eileen Ryan, has a small role as Jerry's (Nicholson) secretary.