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Road to Perdition

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Original title
Road to Perdition
Running time
119 min.
United States United States
David Self (Comic: Max Allan Collins, Richard Piers Rayner)
Thomas Newman
Conrad L. Hall
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Zanuck Company. Distributed by DreamWorks SKG / 20th Century Fox
Film noir. Mystery. Drama | 1930s. Mafia. Crime. The Great Depression. Neo-noir. Based on a Comic
Synopsis / Plot
The Depression-era crime epic ROAD TO PERDITION stars Tom Hanks as Michael Sullivan, a quiet hit man who is duty bound to Mafia boss John Rooney (Paul Newman). The mobsters close bond with Sullivan, however, leads Rooneys jealous blood son, Connor (Daniel Craig), to orchestrate a tragic series of events that results in Sullivan on the run with his 12-year-old son, Michael Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin). Soon an unscrupulous crime photographer/assassin named Maguire (Jude Law) is sent after Sullivan and his son, and Sullivan must decide on a course of action as young Michael comes to terms with his fathers violent way of life.
2002: Oscar: Best Cinematography. 6 Nominations, including Supp. Actor (Newman) and OST
2002: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Supporting Actor (Paul Newman)
2002: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Cinematography and Production Design. 3 Nominations
2002: Venice Film Festival: Best Director (Sam Mendes). Nominated for Golden Lion
2002: Critics' Choice Awards: Nominated for Best Picture, Supp. Actor and Young Actor
2002: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Cinematography
2002: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Cinematography
2002: Producers Guild Awards (PGA): Nominated for Best Film
2002: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nom., incl. Best Supp. Actor (Newman)
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