Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Ned Beatty
Director: Tom Gilroy Cast: Ned Beatty
Ned Beatty
, Liev Schreiber
Liev Schreiber
, Campbell Scott
Campbell Scott
Tom Gilroy




Playwright and character actor Tom Gilroy made his feature directorial debut with this dialogue-driven character study set against the backdrop of the changing seasons. Liev Schreiber plays Paul, a short-fused ex-con who finds unlikely comfort, stability, and camaraderie when he takes an odd job in park maintenance. On his first day, he's teamed with Murph (Ned Beatty), a groundskeeping veteran who manages to defuse an outburst between Paul and their snide supervisor (Campbell Scott). Paul sticks with the job, and, as the months pass, he and Murph work their way through events both mundane and monumental, all the while sharing their hopes, regrets, and ambitions. Shot in sequence over a one-year period, Spring Forward received a third-place mention for best first feature at the 1999 Toronto Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/17/2002
UPC: 0883904128502
Original Release: 2000
Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ned Beatty Murph
Liev Schreiber Paul
Campbell Scott Fredrickson
Ian Hart Fran
Peri Gilpin Georgia
Bill Raymond Regan, Don
Catherine Kellner Dawn
Hallee Hirsh Hope

Technical Credits
Tom Gilroy Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Susan Block Production Designer
Kevin Chinoy Associate Producer
Bonnie Finnegan Casting
Gill Holland Producer
Caroline Kaplan Executive Producer
James Lyons Editor
Jim McKay Producer
Paul S. Mezey Producer
Liev Schreiber Associate Producer
Jonathan Sehring Executive Producer
Lucio Seixas Art Director
Michael Stipe Executive Producer
Catherine Marie Thomas Costumes/Costume Designer

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