Anthony Hopkins
Director: Gregory Hoblit Cast: Anthony Hopkins
Anthony Hopkins
, Ryan Gosling
Ryan Gosling
, David Strathairn
David Strathairn
Gregory Hoblit

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A structural engineer (Anthony Hopkins) and an ambitious young district attorney (Ryan Gosling) become locked in a deadly battle of wits when the former is found innocent in the attempted murder of his wife in director Gregory Hoblit's tense tale of courtroom mind games. Ted Crawford (Hopkins) is an engineer who lives with his wife, Jennifer (Embeth Davidtz), in the couple's lavish Southern California home. One day, after carefully planning out the details to ensure that there is no way he can be convicted of murder, Ted shoots his wife in a blatant attempt to kill the woman. When head hostage negotiator Rob Nunally (Billy Burke) arrives on the scene to speak with Ted, he is shocked to find that the victim of the shooting is in fact his longtime lover. Though Jennifer survives the trauma of being shot in the head at close range, she hovers comatose between life and death as star prosecutor Willy Beachum (Gosling) reluctantly accepts the case while preparing to leave the Los Angeles criminal court system behind for a more promising career at a posh private law firm. Though the DA (David Strathairn) vehemently resents Beachum's lofty plan for departure, the hotshot young lawyer remains convinced that he can expedite the apparently open-and-shut case and be on his way to greener pastures in one week's time at the very most. Beachum's swelling ego betrays him, however, as his future boss Nikki Gardner (Rosamund Pike) begins to turn up the heat and fracture mechanics specialist Ted chooses to represent himself at the trial knowing well that a career spent spotting structural flaws in aeronautical systems has instilled him with just the kind of argumentative skills needed to riddle the swaggering young lawyer's "foolproof" case with doubt.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2007
UPC: 0794043107030
Original Release: 2007
Rating: R
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:53:00
Sales rank: 8,362

Special Features

2 alternate endings; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Hopkins Ted Crawford
Ryan Gosling DA Willy Beachum
David Strathairn Joe Lobruto
Rosamund Pike Nikki Gardner
Embeth Davidtz Jennifer Crawford
Billy Burke Detective Rob Nunally
Cliff Curtis Detective Flores
Fiona Shaw Judge Robinson
Bob Gunton Judge Gardner
Josh Stamberg Norman Foster
Judith Scott Resident
Xander Berkeley Judge Moran
Zoe Kazan Mona
Carlos Cervantes Ciro
Petrea Burchard Doctor Marion Kang
Garz Chan Assistant Hotel Manager
Wendy Cutler Gladys
Larry Sullivan Lee Gardner
Valerie Dillman Peg Gardner
Gonzalo Menendez Uniform Cop
Vivica Genaux Opera Singer
Cooper Thornton Public Defender
Lyle Kanouse Messenger
Sandra Prosper Karla
Monica Garcia Crawford's Secretary
Joe Spano Judge Pincus
Peter Breitmayer NTSB Guy
Mirron E. Willis Moran' Baliff
David Purdham Burt Wooten
John Littlefield Cop
Lou Reyes SWAT Medic
Rainy Kerwin Wooton Sims Receptionist
R.J. Chambers Bailiff
Eugene Collier Bailiff
Tom Virtue Attorney Apley
Gunter Simon Orderly
Frank Torres Orderly
Payton Koch Kid
Cooper Koch Kid
Sophie Hoblit Kid
Caroline Weinstock Kid
Alexander Weinstock kid
Michael Khmourov Russian Man
Julia Emelin Russian Woman
Yorgo Constantine Public Defender for the Russians
Alla Korot Russian Translator
Jeff Enden Detective
Kally Smith Lobruto's Secretary
Retta Evidence Room Cop
Nicolas Dodd Conductor

Technical Credits
Gregory Hoblit Director
Deborah Aquila Casting
Cynthia Barr Makeup
Elisabetta Beraldo Costumes/Costume Designer
Samuel J. Brown Associate Producer
Mychael Danna Score Composer
Jeff Danna Score Composer
Don Devine Camera Operator
Michael Disco Associate Producer
Paul Bryan Eads Production Designer
Toby Emmerich Executive Producer
Jane English Makeup
Glenn Gers Screenwriter
Liz Glotzer Executive Producer
Bob Gorelick Camera Operator
Beverly J. Graf Associate Producer
Hawk Koch Executive Producer
Kramer Morgenthau Cinematographer
Daniel Pyne Original Story,Screenwriter
Scott Andrew Robertson Asst. Director
Mindy Roffman Art Director
David Ronne Sound/Sound Designer
David Rosenbloom Editor
Louise Rosner Co-producer
Jennifer Smith Casting
Stella Vaccaro Set Decoration/Design
Charles Weinstock Producer
Tricia Wood Casting
Mary Tricia Wood Casting

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Fracture
1. Opening Credits [7:05]
2. The Crime [5:11]
3. Negotiations [5:48]
4. Hotshot [8:31]
5. Mingling [5:57]
6. Evidence [5:02]
7. The Interview [5:54]
8. Testimony [8:32]
9. One More Chance [8:05]
10. Investigation [6:44]
11. White or Dark? [6:35]
12. Waiting [5:53]
13. Motion [8:55]
14. Finality [10:43]
15. Double Jeopardy [9:44]
16. End Credits [4:29]

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