A Thousand Words

A Thousand Words (2012)

He only has 1000 words left to discover what matters the most.

  • Genre: Drama, Comedy
  • Release Date: 2012-03-07
  • User Rating: 6.1/10 from 818 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Jack McCall is a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack’s life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he’s got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he’s a goner.

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  • Eddie Murphy

    as Jack McCall
  • Kerry Washington

    as Caroline McCall
  • Cliff Curtis

    as Dr. Sinja
  • Clark Duke

    as Aaron Wiseberger
  • Allison Janney

    as Samantha Davis
  • Emanuel Ragsdale

    as Tyler McCall
  • Jill Basey

    as Woman in Starbucks
  • Greg Collins

    as Construction Worker
  • Robert LeQuang

    as Starbucks Customer
  • Michael G. Wilkinson

    as Starbucks Customer
  • Lyndsey Nelson

    as Starbucks Customer
  • Michael Cody Gilbert

    as Starbucks Customer
  • Lou Saliba

    as Shrink
  • Edi Patterson

    as Young Female Agent
  • John Gatins

    as Valet
  • Mitchell Fink

    as Male Agent
  • Tracy Mulholland

    as Young Student
  • Ruby Dee

    as Annie McCall
  • Jack McBrayer

    as Starbucks' Barista
  • John Witherspoon

    as Blind Man
  • Leonard Earl Howze

    as Orderly
  • Bethany Dwyer

    as Mary
  • Alain Chabat

    as Christian Leger de la Touffe
  • Sara Holden

    as Hostess
  • Lennie Loftin

    as Robert Gilmore
  • David Burke

    as Gil Reed
  • Jeff Kahn

    as Waiter
  • Matt Winston

    as Kid Space Teacher
  • Philip Pavel

    as Overly Enthused Dad
  • Raquel Bell

    as Kid Space Mom
  • Phil Reeves

    as Don Parker
  • Kamala Jones

    as Hotel Employee
  • K. Harrison Sweeney

    as Rotund Man
  • Brian Gallivan

    as Tony
  • Steven M. Gagnon

    as Ira
  • Katheryn Cain

    as Katie
  • Lauren Schuchman

    as Waitress
  • Jane Bartelme

    as Nun
  • Darcy Rose Byrnes

    as 10 Year Old Girl
  • Eshaya Draper

    as Young Jack
  • Sarah Scott Davis

    as Young Annie
  • Floyd Levine

    as Man on Pier
  • Bunny Levine

    as Woman on Pier
  • Brian R. Norris

    as Steven
Art Clay A. Griffith Production Design
Sound John Debney Original Music Composer
Production Nicolas Cage Producer
Production Alain Chabat Producer
Writing Steve Koren Writer
Costume & Make-Up Mary E. Vogt Costume Design
Sound Jeff Carson Music Editor
Production Juel Bestrop Casting
Camera Clark Mathis Director of Photography
Production Norman Golightly Producer
Directing Brian Robbins Director
Production Brian Robbins Producer
Production Sharla Sumpter Producer
Editing Ned Bastille Editor
Production Seth Yanklewitz Casting
Sound Kevin Kaska Orchestrator
Costume & Make-Up Melanie Hughes Makeup Department Head
Crew Andy Gill Stunt Coordinator
Production Stephanie Danan Producer
Costume & Make-Up Charlene Amateau Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Bridget Ostersehlte Key Costumer
Sound Donald Flick Sound Effects Editor
Sound Ralph Osborn Supervising Dialogue Editor
Crew Lance Gilbert Stunt Coordinator
Visual Effects Ray McIntyre Jr. Visual Effects Supervisor
Art Wayne Shepherd Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Lori McCoy-Bell Key Hair Stylist
Sound Elliott Koretz Supervising Sound Editor
Crew Joe D. Ramsey Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Camille Friend Hair Department Head
Art Jay Pelissier Art Direction
Art Alyssa Feener Art Department Coordinator
Sound Bruce Barris Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Debra Coleman Key Makeup Artist
Crew Linda Schubell-Sundlin Visual Effects Editor
Sound Madonna Wade-Reed Music Supervisor