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The Resource In the valley of Elah, Blackfriars Bridge Films ; NALA Films ; Samuels Media ; Summit Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Becsey, Darlene Caamano, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels, Patrick Wachsberger ; story by Mark Boal and Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Paul Haggis ; directed by Paul Haggis

In the valley of Elah, Blackfriars Bridge Films ; NALA Films ; Samuels Media ; Summit Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Becsey, Darlene Caamano, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels, Patrick Wachsberger ; story by Mark Boal and Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Paul Haggis ; directed by Paul Haggis

Label
In the valley of Elah
Title
In the valley of Elah
Statement of responsibility
Blackfriars Bridge Films ; NALA Films ; Samuels Media ; Summit Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Becsey, Darlene Caamano, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels, Patrick Wachsberger ; story by Mark Boal and Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Paul Haggis ; directed by Paul Haggis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Hank is a retired Sergeant with the Military Police, now he spends his days hauling gravel and sharing a quiet life with his wife Joan. One day, he receives a call informing him that his youngest son, Mike, had gone AWOL. Hank thought his son was in Iraq, but is informed that Mike returned stateside four days ago with his platoon. Hank calls his son's cell phone and gets voice mail. He checks his e-mail, nothing. Something isn't right. His son would call him, let him know if something was wrong. He drives to Fort Rudd and begins to make inquiries. Hank meets some of Mike's buddies, including his Sergeant. He finds Mike's cell phone and decides to take it. Hank contacts a local telephone guy who offers to try to retrieve some of the video on it. With each inquiry, Hank comes to a dead end. He decides to ask for the help of the local police and meets Detective Emily Sanders. Hank and Emily meet with Head MP, Lt. Kirklander. Everyone is very sympathetic, but no one can help. Then a body is found, dismembered and burned beyond recognition. The body is identified as Mike. Hank tries to find out what happened, but continues to meet a number of hurdles. Hank is persistent and uncovers things no one wants to hear, including himself
Awards note
Venice Film Festival, 2007: SIGNIS Award (Paul Haggis)
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Roger Deakins ; editor, Jo Francis ; music, Mark Isham ; costume designer, Lisa Jensen ; production designer, Laurence Bennett
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R; for violent and disturbing content, language and some sexuality/nudity
Language note
English, dubbed French or dubbed Spanish dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1995.9.S87
LC item number
I5 2008
PerformerNote
Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolinches
Runtime
121
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
In the valley of Elah, Blackfriars Bridge Films ; NALA Films ; Samuels Media ; Summit Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Becsey, Darlene Caamano, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels, Patrick Wachsberger ; story by Mark Boal and Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Paul Haggis ; directed by Paul Haggis
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: "In the valley of Elah: after Iraq" featurette; "In the valley of Elah: coming home" featurette; additional scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781419860959
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391176275
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000026357
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1100760
  • (OCoLC)ocn184955356
  • AIG-3118
  • (OCoLC)184955356
  • (OCoLC)1100760
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
In the valley of Elah, Blackfriars Bridge Films ; NALA Films ; Samuels Media ; Summit Entertainment ; produced by Laurence Becsey, Darlene Caamano, Paul Haggis, Steve Samuels, Patrick Wachsberger ; story by Mark Boal and Paul Haggis ; screenplay by Paul Haggis ; directed by Paul Haggis
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 2007
  • Special features: "In the valley of Elah: after Iraq" featurette; "In the valley of Elah: coming home" featurette; additional scenes
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (121 min.)
Isbn
9781419860959
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
085391176275
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
1000026357
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • 1100760
  • (OCoLC)ocn184955356
  • AIG-3118
  • (OCoLC)184955356
  • (OCoLC)1100760
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.40:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
Video recording format
DVD

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