The United States of Leland


1h 44m 2003

Brief Synopsis

When smart, quiet suburban student Leland Fitzgerald commits a shocking crime, he becomes the center of a maelstrom of people trying to understand what he did and why, from his famous but absent father, to his troubled ex-girlfriend to the victim's devastated family. The only person Leland trusts is

Film Details

Also Known As
United States of Leland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; Thousand Words; Thousand Words; Traction Media; Trigger Street Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nu-Metro; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Shaw Organization; United International Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

Synopsis

When smart, quiet suburban student Leland Fitzgerald commits a shocking crime, he becomes the center of a maelstrom of people trying to understand what he did and why, from his famous but absent father, to his troubled ex-girlfriend to the victim's devastated family. The only person Leland trusts is Pearl, a jaded juvenile hall teacher and aspiring writer who helps Leland to examine the truth of his crime. Yet, Pearl too, has his own exploitative agenda, using Leland to garner material for a book and further his own career--until he begins to see that Leland is giving him something he never expected; not the concrete answer he seeks, or the literary fame he hopes for, but the realization that now is the time to change his own life for the better.

Film Details

Also Known As
United States of Leland
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; M8 Entertainment, Inc.; Thousand Words; Thousand Words; Traction Media; Trigger Street Productions
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nu-Metro; Paramount Home Media; Paramount Vantage; Shaw Organization; United International Pictures
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 44m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival January 16-26, 2003.)

Limited Release in United States April 2, 2004

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004

Limited Release in United States April 2, 2004

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States on Video September 7, 2004

Released in United States Spring April 2, 2004

Shown at Sundance Film Festival January 16-26, 2003.

Feature directorial debut for Matthew Ryan Hodge.

Paramount Classics acquired North American rights at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival.