The Clearing


1h 31m 2004

Brief Synopsis

Wayne and Eileen Hayes appear to be living the American dream. But all illusions are shattered when Wayne is kidnapped in broad daylight from the Hayes' peaceful Pittsburgh estate. Under the microscope of a probing FBI investigation and her own painstaking introspection, Wayne's wife Eileen also be

Film Details

Also Known As
Clearing
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Dakota Music Services; Digital Film Works Inc; Drew Ponder; Fox Searchlight Pictures; George E Simpson; Mediastream Film; Mick Davies; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Scarlet Letters; Soundelux; Thousand Words; Todd-Ao; Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc; Weintraub Tobin; Wildwood Enterprises
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Filmcompagniet; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ashville, North Carolina, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Synopsis

Wayne and Eileen Hayes appear to be living the American dream. But all illusions are shattered when Wayne is kidnapped in broad daylight from the Hayes' peaceful Pittsburgh estate. Under the microscope of a probing FBI investigation and her own painstaking introspection, Wayne's wife Eileen also becomes a victim. The interrogation introduces a life underneath outward appearances; the suspicions, the secrets, the inadequacies, and what can happen along the way to achieving the American dream. Suddenly the man who, at one point in his life, prided himself on being a cunning negotiator finds his fate resting in the hands of a kidnapper who has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Will he succeed in the most important negotiation ever--for his life?

Crew

Bill Abbott

Temp Music Editor

Nicole Abellera

Casting Assistant

Jessica Abrams

Production Coordinator

Thomas Allen

Set Medic (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Neal Anderson

Dialogue Editor

Peitor Angell

Song ("Here In My Heart")

Craig Armstrong

Music

Craig Armstrong

Programming

Christopher Assells

Sound Effects Editor

Gerard Averill

Supervising Location Manager

Douglas Axtell

Sound Mixer

Gloria Winship Ayon

Animal Trainer (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Shane Ayon

Animal Wrangler (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Phillip Banner

Greensman (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Ken Bazal

Second Assistant "A" Camera

Frawley Becker

Location Scout (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Lon Bender

Supervising Sound Editor

David Berman

Apprentice Editor

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor (Digital Film Works Inc)

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Visual Effects Producer (Digital Film Works Inc)

Cosmas Paul Bolger Jr.

Main Titles (Digital Film Works Inc)

Rozzanna Bonesso

Office Production Secretary (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Kyle Boorman

Balloon Technician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Bryan Bowen

Sound Effects Editor

Bob Bowman

First Assistant Sound Editor

Craig Branham

Stunt Double (To Mr Redford)

Connie Brink

Special Effects Coordinator (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

James B. Brothers

On Set Dresser

Bob Brown

First Assistant "B" Camera

Pieter Jan Brugge

Story By

Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer

Jarrett Buba

Balloon Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Gary Burritt

Negative Cutter

Matthew Butler

Greensman (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Brian Buzzelli

Company Grip (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Robert Carlson

Additional First Assistant Camera (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Carlos Castillon

Apprentice Editor

Nick Cervonaro

Assistant Engineer

Marty Cherrix

Assistant Production Coordinator (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Monte Cholmeley-jones

Costumer (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Mark Cleary

Foley Editor

L Elizabeth Cline

Set Production Assistant

Janelle Cochrane

Local Casting Assistant (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Steve Cohagan

Rigging Gaffer

Harry Cohen

Sound Effects Editor

Barry W Coleman

Set Medic (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Stephen Coleman

Orchestra Contractor

Rupert Coulson

Orchestra Recording

Charlie Croughwell

Stunt Coordinator

Stephen Crowley

Best Boy Electric

Shirley Fulton Crumley

Local Casting (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Jeff W Curtis

Company Grip

Michele Cusick

Set Production Assistant

Mick Davies

Cableman (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Gilbert De La Garza

Film Technician (Digital Film Works Inc)

Eric Dilucente

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

David Donaldson

Programming

Fredo Donatelli

Set Dresser (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

David Dreyer

Set Dresser

Matt Dunkley

Original Music

Matt Dunkley

Score Conductor

Ray Edwards

Company Grip (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Joan Eisenberg

Unit Publicist

John Evans

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Eric L Fersten

Assistant (To Mr Weintraub)

John H. Findley

Assistant Location Manager (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Marc Fishman

Rerecording Mixer

Bart Flaherty

Rigging Key Grip (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Christine Flannigan

Catering

Paul Flinchbaugh

Assistant Sound Editor

Paul Flinchbaugh

Supervising Sound Editor

Emma Ford

Assistant (To Craig Armstrong)

Geoff Foster

Score Mixing

Geoff Foster

Score Recording

Donny Fowler

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Randy Freeman

Company Grip (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Benjamin A Fretheim

Office Production Assistant

Jane Galli

Department Head Makeup

Brian Galligan

Assistant Property Master

Thomas Garrigan

Props Assistant

Daniel H George

Set Costumer

Andrew J Gilbert

Catering

Chris Gorak

Production Designer

Jeramiah Gosse

Catering

Michelle Gray

Accounting Clerk

Portia Griffin

Song Performer ("Here In My Heart")

Alan Grodin

Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Grodin & Evall Llp)

Virginia G Hadfield

Department Head Hair

Dave Hage

Music Preparation (In Prague)

Lorenzo T Hall

Special Effects Technician (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Kathy Hamilton

Art Department Buyer (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Josh Hancher

Camera Loader

Michael Hatzer

Color Timer

Justin Haythe

Screenwriter

Justin Haythe

Story By

Vicki Hiatt

Temp Music Editor

Mildred Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday To You")

Patty Hill

Song ("Happy Birthday To You")

Chris Hinton

Office Production Assistant (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Chris Hogan

Dialogue Editor

Lance Holland

Location Manager (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Paul Huggins

Art Director

Darryl Humber

Dolly Grip

Heather Ignarro

Production Coordinator (Digital Film Works Inc)

Michelle Ihnot

Set Dresser

Patrick Ingram

Extras Casting Assistant (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Scott Ippolito

Additional Second Assistant Camera (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Anthony Jacobs

Special Effects Technician (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Eric Jones

Company Grip (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Donna Kail

Assistant (To Mr Redford)

Alisa Katz

Assistant (To Mr Brugge)

Wayne Kazan

Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Grodin & Evall Llp)

Randy Kelley

Sound Effects Editor

Taylor Knight

Hair Assistant (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Cenda Kotzmann

Assistant Engineer

Don Kraus

Transportation Captain (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

David Kudell

Assistant Sound Editor

David Kudell

Supervising Sound Editor

Tony Lamberti

Rerecording Mixer

Denis Lenoir

Director Of Photography

Stephanie Lewis

Assistant (To Mr Smith And Mr West)

Tony Lewis

Catering

Gary Liddiard

Makeup (To Mr Redford)

Annie Loeffler

Second Second Assistant Director (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Paul Longstaffe

Dialogue Editor

Belinda Lott

Art Department Coordinator

Christine Luethje

Temp Music Editor

Christopher Lugar

Rigging Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Robert Lukacs

Film Technician (Digital Film Works Inc)

Michael Lyle

Foley Artist

Anna Mackenzie

Supervising Sound Editor

Doug Mackenzie

Assistant Location Manager (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Lori H Maloney

Extras Casting (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Marc Marguiles

First Assistant "A" Camera

Jack Mccollum

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Joseph M Mcculloch

Key Rigging Gaffer (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Caitlin Mckenna

Voice Casting

David Mclean

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Florence-isabelle Megginson

Costume Designer

Emily A Melcher

Office Production Assistant (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Nick Mera

Music Preparation (For Dakota Music)

Ian Middleton

Rigging Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Carey Milbradt

Foley Mixer

Kari K Mills

Set Production Assistant (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Richard B Molina

Assistant Editor

Mark Emery Moore

Steadicam Operator

Swift Moseley

Key Greensman

Nancy Mosser

Local Casting (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Nancy Mosser

Extras Casting (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Chris Muchow

Rigging Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Jawal Nga

Associate Producer

Brian Niemczyk

Set Production Assistant

Todd Niesen

Sound Effects Editor

Adam Noble

Assistant Engineer

Jean-pierre Nutini

Rigging Electrician (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Dick Oakes

Gaffer

Rosemary Orlando

Assistant Production Coordinator

James H Pair

Grip

Eliza Paley

Dialogue Editor

Marco Paolini

Senior Compositing Artist (Digital Film Works Inc)

J Wayne Parker

Key Grip

Tena Parker-liddiard

Hair Stylist (To Mr Redford)

Zdena Pelikanova

Orchestra Contractor

Gregg Perez

Set Dresser (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Benjamin Philbrick

Post-Production Assistant

Marthe Pineau

Set Decorator

Ray Pivirotto

Set Dresser (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Drew Ponder

Cableman

Judy Ponder-patton

Makeup Assistant (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Bryan Powell

Video Assist

Roy Prendergast

Music Editor

Edward Quirk

Senior 3-D Artist (Digital Film Works Inc)

Kimberly Rach

Production Supervisor

Cindi Randall

Transportation Captain (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Stephen K Randolph

Costumer (To Mr Redford)

C Alan Rawlins

Key Rigging Grip (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Michael H Repeta

Additional First Assistant Camera (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Lisa S Reynolds

Special Effects Foreman (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Michael G. Richer

Construction Foreman (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Vince Riggle

Transportation Captain

Michael Riley

Location Manager (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Pike Rincon

Set Dresser (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Bruce A Robinson

Second Assistant "B" Camera

Linda N Robinson

Seamstress

Alison C. Rosa

Second Assistant Director

Monty Rowan

Camera Operator

John Rusk

First Assistant Director

Teddy W Sapp

Best Boy Grip

Kathy Sarreal

Legal Services (Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Grodin & Evall Llp)

Teresa Schaefer

Office Production Assistant

Chad Schroeder

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Atlanta Ga)

Franz Schubert

Music ("The Trout")

Art Schultz

Company Electrician (Additional Crew - Asheville Nc)

Danny Scott

Transportation Coordinator

Marc Scott

Transportation Coordinator

Lorey Sebastian

Still Photographer

Jared Seltzer

Post-Production Assistant

Alexis Seymour

Assistant Editor

Keith Seymour

Company Grip (Additional Crew - Pittsburgh Pa)

Vivek Sharma

Post-Production Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Clearing
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2004
Production Company
Air Studios, London; Dakota Music Services; Digital Film Works Inc; Drew Ponder; Fox Searchlight Pictures; George E Simpson; Mediastream Film; Mick Davies; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Scarlet Letters; Soundelux; Thousand Words; Todd-Ao; Tomkats Movie Catering, Llc; Weintraub Tobin; Wildwood Enterprises
Distribution Company
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Filmcompagniet; Hispano Foxfilms; Ufd; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Ashville, North Carolina, USA; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 31m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer July 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 9, 2004

Released in United States January 2004

Released in United States June 2004

Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival (Closing Night) June 17-26, 2004.

Feature directorial debut for Pieter Jan Brugge.

Fuji film

Kodak film

Released in United States Summer July 2, 2004

Released in United States on Video November 9, 2004

Released in United States January 2004 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 15-25, 2004.)

Released in United States June 2004 (Shown at IFP/Los Angeles Film Festival (Closing Night) June 17-26, 2004.)