Freedomland


1h 52m 2006

Brief Synopsis

Late one night in a working class New Jersey suburb, a bloodied woman staggers mute and dazed into the emergency room at the Dempsy Medical Center. After treatment for shock and hysteria, Brenda Martin recounts to Dempsy police detective Lorenzo Council a horrific tale of being carjacked on the isol

Film Details

Also Known As
Freedom Land
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Christie Mattull
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Synopsis

Late one night in a working class New Jersey suburb, a bloodied woman staggers mute and dazed into the emergency room at the Dempsy Medical Center. After treatment for shock and hysteria, Brenda Martin recounts to Dempsy police detective Lorenzo Council a horrific tale of being carjacked on the isolated strip of undeveloped land that divides Dempsy's urban housing projects from the blue collar town of Gannon, where she lives. She claims she was forced out of her car by a black man, but during the interrogation Council senses he's not getting the whole story. Only after hours of questioning does Brenda finally break down and confess that her four-year-old son, Cody, was asleep in the back seat of the stolen car. Led by activist Karen Collucci, members of the communities of Dempsy and Gannon unite in a search for the missing child, but the criminal investigation into the alleged kidnapping by a suspect who is presumed to be a local from the projects soon ignites long-simmering racial tensions between the two towns.

Crew

Rafiyq Abdellah

Graphic Artist

Annica Ackerman

Assistant

Carlos A. Acosta

Production Assistant

G. A. Aguilar

Stunt Coordinator

Glenn Allen

Compositing Supervisor

Joan Altman

Production Accountant

Ethan Anderson

Production Assistant

Julian Andraus

Avid Editor

Pete Anthony

Music Conductor

Allan Apone

Makeup

Thomas Aquino

Driver

Jeff Atmajian

Original Music

Chris P Bacon

Music Engineer

Mary Bailey

Script Supervisor

Adria Baratta

Accounting Assistant

Richard Baratta

Unit Production Manager

Richard Baratta

Coproducer

Michael Barosky

Sound Mixer

Monica Barraza

Assistant Production Coordinator

Toni Barton

Assistant Art Director

Bobby Beckles

Stunts

John Begley

Electrician

Maureen Beitler

Medic

Peter Betulia

Key Grip

Mark Binder

Sound Effects Editor

Matt Blades

Dolly Grip

Christiana Blain

Stunts

Mirashyam Blakeslee

Production Assistant

Katja Blichfeld

Casting Associate

Eric Boncher

Generator Operator

Ghilaine Bouadana

Costumer

Steven Brennan

Assistant Property Master

Thom Brennan

Foley Editor

J. C. Brotherhood

Special Effects Supervisor

Melissa L Brown

Special Effects Technician

William Buckman

Driver

Kelly Bumbarger

Digital Effects Artist

Joseph Buonocore Jr.

Driver

Michael Buonocore

Driver

Ronald J. Burke

Dolly Grip

Nathan J. Busch

Hair Stylist

Eddie Bydalek

Sound Engineer

Geb Byers

Assistant Camera

Nicole Callender

Stunts

Joseph A Campayno

Makeup Artist

Debbie Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Kelly Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Shannon Canfield

On-Set Dresser

William Canfield

On-Set Dresser

Patrice Canfield Longo

On-Set Dresser

Brian Carmichael

Video Assist/Playback

David M. Carr

Rigging Grip

Carolyn Cartwright

Set Decorator

Ronald Cavazzini

Driver

John Cenatiempo

Stunts

Ben Cheah

Sound Effects

Felix Chen

Accountant

Michael Chock

Sound Effects Editor

Mark Coffey

Sound

Rich Cohn

Electrician

Bob Colletti

Stunts

Alisa Colley

Assistant Camera

Chris Collins

Driver

H. H. Cooper

Assistant Director

Kyle Cooper

Titles

Carole Cowley

Visual Effects Producer

Ana Cuadra

Production Assistant

Michael Damski

Production Assistant

Karen Davis

Assistant Director

Sandy De Crescent

Music Contractor

Brad Dechter

Original Music

Roberto Dejesus

Production Assistant

Angelo Digiacomo

Assistant Camera

Michael Diliberti

Assistant

Kat Donahue

Location Coordinator

Robert Dwyer

Driver

Mike Eaves

Color Timer

Jules Eggli

Production Assistant

Peter Epstein

Stunts

William Espanet

Driver

David Evans

Art Department

Julie Feiner

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kathleen Fellegara

Medic

Robert Fennimore

Driver

Ryan Ferguson

Production Assistant

Daniel Fernandez

Dga Trainee

Rafaello Ferrucci

Generator Operator

Ken Fischer

Sound Effects Editor

Tom Fleischman

Sound Mixer

Donald Flick

Sound Effects Editor

Kevin W. Flynn

Key Rigging Grip

Richard Ford

Rigging Electrician

Roy Fortier

Driver

Richard Friedlander

Visual Effects Producer

Chris Gelles

Visual Effects Producer

Gregory Gelles

Visual Effects

Lee Genick

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Anita Gibson

Makeup

Jeffrey Lee Gibson

Stunts

Richard Girolami

Rigging Electrician

Damon Gordon

Assistant Location Manager

Richard Grant

Music Engineer

Dennis Green

Video Playback

Scott Gregoire

Generator Operator

George Grenier

Driver

Joe Grimaldi

Best Boy Electric

David Gulick

Property Master

Craig Haagensen

Camera Operator

Craig Haagensen

Director Of Photography

Peter G Hackman

Painter

Melissa Haley

Costume Coordinator

Barbara Harris

Voice Casting

Anthony Hemingway

Assistant Director

Mo Henry

Negative Cutter

James T. Hill

Music Engineer

Brian Hogan

Driver

Jerome F. Holway

Steadicam Operator

Thomas J Horvath

Driver

James Newton Howard

Music Composer

Joyce Hsieh

Accounting Assistant

Samuel Huh

Editorial Production Assistant

John P Husky

Apprentice Editor

Doug Huszti

Assistant Art Director

Mark C Hutchinson

Assistant Director

David Isyomin

Visual Effects Supervisor

Mike Jackson

Assistant Editor

Askia Won-ling Jacob

Costumer

Aaron Janus

Assistant

Adam Johnson

Assistant Camera

John R Johnston

Foreman

Pamela Nedd Kahn

Foley Artist

Dierdre Kane

On-Set Dresser

Heather Kane

Assistant Property Master

Cassandre Khoury

Production Secretary

Chris Kilduff

Best Boy Grip

Colleen King

Assistant

Johann Kunz

Special Effects Technician

Peter Kunz

Special Effects Coordinator

John Kwiatkowski

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Tom Lalley

Sound Engineer

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Gail Laskowski

Post-Production Supervisor

Iris H. Lemos

Costumer

Alyson W Lewin

Art Department Coordinator

Herb Lieberz

Driver

Scott Lieberz

Driver

Craig Lindberg

Makeup Artist

Kirstin Liu

Production Assistant

Melanie L Lopes

Accounting Assistant

Zakiya Lucas

Production Assistant

Donna Maloney

Costume Supervisor

Craig Mann

Sound Engineer

Carmia Marshall

Costumer

Aaron Martin

Music

Frank Masi

Photography

Albert Massiah

Production Assistant

Barbra Matis

Assistant Art Director

Michelle Matland

Costume Designer

Lynn Matsumoto

Assistant

Christie Mattull

Production Insurance

Alexandra Mazur

Assistant Set Decorator

Dan Mccann

Assistant

Patrick Mcdonald

Production Assistant

Ali Merhi

Casting Associate

Vanessa Merrill

Art Assistant

Alan Meyerson

Score Recording

Alan Meyerson

Music Scoring Mixer

Anastas Michos

Director Of Photography

Danny Moder

Camera Operator

Nick Moore

Editor

William Moran

Grip

Scott Morgan

Foley Recordist

John F Morrone

Driver

Rob Mula

Construction

Piero Mura

Sound Effects Editor

Kenneth D Nelson

Construction Coordinator

Josephine Nericcio

Assistant Sound Editor

Ed Nessen

Assistant Camera

Myron Nettinga

Sound Mixer

Charles J. Newirth

Executive Producer

Charles J. Newirth

Unit Director

Stuart Nicolai

Location Scout

Dale Pierce Nielson

Assistant Director

Heather Norton

Assistant Camera

Thomas Nousias

Scenic Artist

Danny O'brien

Production Assistant

William O'leary

Gaffer

Elaine Offers

Makeup

David Olson

Music Editor

Derek Pastures

Coordinator

Garrett G Pastures

Coordinator

Jacqueline Payne

Hair Stylist

Kia Perry

Production Assistant

Louis Petraglia

Rigging Electrician

Peter John Petraglia

Swing

Addison Pettit

Graphic Designer

Balint Pinczehelyi

Rigging Grip

Morgan Pitts

Special Effects Technician

Stephen Pope

Stunt Coordinator

James Popper

Driver

Film Details

Also Known As
Freedom Land
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2006
Production Company
Christie Mattull
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 52m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Released in United States Winter February 17, 2006

Based on the novel "Freedomland" written by Joe Roth; published by Broadway Books May, 1998.

Michael Winterbottom formerly attached to direct. Morgan Freeman formerly attached to star.

Project was included on the 2005 Black List.

Project was previously set up at Paramount but put it into turnaround.

Released in United States Winter February 17, 2006

Released in United States on Video May 30, 2006

Scott Rudin Productions and Paramount Pictures reportedly paid $2.5-3 million for Richard Price's unfinished manuscript.