Brothers

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BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast... read more
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BROTHERS tells the powerful story of two siblings, thirty-something Captain Sam Cahill (Tobey Maguire) and younger brother Tommy Cahill (Jake Gyllenhaal), who are polar opposites. A Marine about to embark on his fourth tour of duty, Sam is a steadfast family man married to his high school sweetheart, the aptly named Grace (Natalie Portman), with whom he has two young daughters. Tommy, his charismatic younger brother, is a drifter just out of jail who's always gotten by on wit and charm. When his Black Hawk helicopter is shot down in the mountains Sam is presumed dead and the Cahill family suddenly faces a shocking void. Tommy tries to fill in for his brother by assuming newfound responsibility for himself, Grace, and the children. In the grief and strangeness of their new lives, Grace and Tommy are naturally drawn together. Their longstanding frostiness dissolves, but both are frightened and ashamed of the mutual attraction that has replaced it. But Sam is not dead; he and a fellow soldier have been captured by Taliban fighters. In Afghanistan's harsh, remote Pamir Mountains, Sam is subjected to traumas that threaten to rob him of his very humanity. At the same time that Sam's sense of self is being destroyed overseas, Tommy's self-image is strengthening at home. When Sam unexpectedly returns to the States, a nervous mood settles over the family. Sam, uncharacteristically withdrawn and volatile, grows suspicious of his brother and his wife. Their familiar roles now nearly reversed, Sam and Tommy end up facing the ultimate physical and mental challenge when they confront each other. In the shifting family dynamics, who will dominate? Directed by six-time Oscarr nominee Jim Sheridan (IN AMERICA, IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER), BROTHERS tells the compelling tale of how two brothers come to terms with issues of love, loyalty, and manhood and with the woman caught between them.

Original Release

01/22/2009

US Release

12/04/2009

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Cast

Sam Shepard Hank Cahill
Natalie Portman Grace Cahill
Mare Winningham Elsie Cahill
Clifton Collins Jr. Major Cavazos / Maj. Cavazos
Jake Gyllenhaal Tommy Cahill
Tobey Maguire Capt. Sam Cahill / Sam Cahill
Bailee Madison Isabelle Cahill
Taylor Geare Maggie Cahill
Carey Mulligan Cassie Willis
Patrick John Flueger Private Joe Willis / Joe Willis
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jim Sheridan

Writers

Anders Thomas Jensen, Susanne Bier, David Benioff

Cast

Sam Shepard Hank Cahill
Natalie Portman Grace Cahill
Mare Winningham Elsie Cahill
Clifton Collins Jr. Major Cavazos / Maj. Cavazos
Jake Gyllenhaal Tommy Cahill
Tobey Maguire Capt. Sam Cahill / Sam Cahill
Bailee Madison Isabelle Cahill
Taylor Geare Maggie Cahill
Carey Mulligan Cassie Willis
Patrick John Flueger Private Joe Willis / Joe Willis
Jenny Wade Tina
Omid Abtahi Yusuf
Ethan Suplee Sweeney
Navid Negahban Murad
Ray Prewitt Owen
Arron Shiver A.J.
Carrie Fleming Marine Wife #2 / Marine Wife
Jason E. Hill Lt. Sanderson
Kevin Wiggins Navy Chaplain
Yousuf Azami Taliban Leader

Producers

Jon Feltheimer Executive Producer
Scott Fischer Executive Producer
Jeremiah Samuels Executive Producer
Zach Schiff-Abrams Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Michael De Luca Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Producer
Sigurjón Sighvatsson Producer
Matt Battaglia Producer
Mark Fischer Producer
Ken Halsband Producer

Editors

Jay Cassidy

2010 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama Nominated
2010 Golden Globe Best Original Song - Motion Picture Nominated
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