A Mighty Heart


1h 48m 2007

Brief Synopsis

On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the

Film Details

Also Known As
Brave Life and Death of my Husband Danny Pearl, The, Mighty Heart
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
France; India; Pakistan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

On January 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street Journal, was researching a story on shoe bomber Richard Reid. The story drew them to Karachi where a go-between had promised access to an elusive source. As Danny left for the meeting, he told Mariane he might be late for dinner. He never returned. In the face of death, Danny's spirit of defiance and his unflinching belief in the power of journalism led Mariane to write about his disappearance, the intense effort to find him and his eventual murder in her memoir "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband Danny Pearl." Six months pregnant when the ordeal began, she was carrying a son that Danny hoped to name Adam. She wrote the book to introduce Adam to the father he would never meet. Transcending religion, race and nationality, Mariane's courageous desire to rise above the bitterness and hatred that continues to plague this post 9/11 world, serves as the purest expression of the joy of life she and Danny shared.

Crew

Nick Adams

Sound Effects Editor

Sayyed Saeed Ahmad

Casting Consultant

Sadanand Ankali

Assistant Location Manager

Yolanda Antonio

Music

Salman Arif

Costumes

Harriet Balsom

Costumes

Bob Baron

Adr Mixer

Meg Beatty

Assistant Director

Amy Bell

Set Decorator

Immanuel Von Bennigsen

Assistant Editor

Raphael Benoliel

Production Manager

Robert Blackwood

Music

David Blank

Accounting Assistant

Wendy Brazington

Casting

Ruth Breslaw

Casting Assistant

Lindsay Bruce

Advisor

David Bryan

Art Director

Justinian Buckley

Assistant Editor

Tracye Campbell

Music

Nick Carter

Music

Anupama Chabukswar

Editing

Erin Charles

Production Coordinator

Catherine Charlton

Dialect Coach

Nitesh Chavan

Office Runner

Arumanayagam Chellian

Production Assistant

Peggy Chen

Cashier

Shivnath Choudhary

Office Runner

Peter Christelis

Editor

Dan Coles

Colorist

Gregory Collins

Production

Gregory Collins

Assistant

Caroline Connor

Office Production Assistant

Catherine Conrad

Hair

Catherine Conrad

Makeup

Jane Coombes

Post-Production Supervisor

Laurence Coriat

Other

Richard Cradick

On-Line Editor

Josh Crist

On-Set Dresser

Emily Currie

Assistant

Robin D'cruz

Casting Consultant

Rajesh Dagar

Assistant Art Director

David Daniel

Sound Mixer

Bijon Das Gupta

Art Director

Richard Davey

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Alice Dawson

Production Accountant

Alice Dawson

Production Manager

Gabriel De Cunto

Prosthetic Makeup

Greg Deist

Set Production Assistant

Mark Digby

Production Designer

Raadhika Dosa

Assistant

Jon Duncan

Production Accountant

Arnaud Duterque

Location Manager

Andrew Eaton

Producer

Scott Eaton

Assistant Production Coordinator

Travis Eisenberg

On-Set Dresser

Michael Elliott

Assistant Director

Harry Escott

Music

Shoaib Farukh

Adr Mixer

Emma Field-rayner

Set Decorator

Andrew Fisher

Original Music

Richard Flynn

Sound Recordist

Samir Foco

Foley Mixer

Samir Foco

Foley Editor

Graig Fortnam

Music

Toni G

Makeup Artist

Nitin Gaikwad

Assistant Location Manager

Vanessa Gaitan

Assistant Director

Santosh Gajakosh

Office Runner

Lorenzo Gamma

Music

Dede Gardner

Producer

Adam Garner

Digital Effects

Don Gillespie

Production Accountant

Peter Gleaves

Adr Mixer

Inder Goldfinger

Music

Holly Goline

Assistant

James Grant

Security

Veronica Green

Assistant

Isobel Griffiths

Original Music

Ryan Gronquist

Office Production Assistant

David Groom

Production Assistant

Michael Groom

Assistant Production Coordinator

Christine Guigno

Makeup Assistant

Susie Harding

Foley Artist

Susie Harding

Foley

Jethro Harris

Film Lab

Jose Luis Hernandez

Location Scout

Alex A Herrera

Boom Operator

Ashutosh Hinge

Props Buyer

Franziska Hoch

Rights & Clearances

Don Howe Jr.

Assistant Camera

Steve Hughson

Security

Lee Hunsaker

Costume Designer

Amir Hussain

Office Runner

Shamshad Hussain

Office Runner

Josh Hyams

Music

Josh Hyams

Researcher

Des Inglis

Advisor

Amy Jackson

Assistant

Amy Jackson

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michael Jacobi

Adr Mixer

Janice Janecek

Costume Supervisor

Steve Joberns

Auditor

Daud Khan

Other

Nazia Khan

Assistant

Usman Khan

Production Assistant

Nikita Khanna

Production Assistant

Patrick Kiernan

Music

Alex King

Hair Assistant

Alex King

Makeup Assistant

Susan Kirr

Line Producer

Mark Knapton

Digital Effects

Prashant Lahirya

Assistant Art Director

Aamir Lakhani

Costumes

Bernard Lamy

Accountant

Henry Landgrebe

Assistant Camera

Marese Langan

Hair Stylist

Marese Langan

Makeup

Adruitha Lee

Hair Stylist

Susanna Lenton

Script Supervisor

Gaby Lester

Original Music

Zoe Liang

Assistant Director

Mangesh Mahadev

Costumes

Natasha Malhotra

Casting Consultant

Rita Manning

Music

Sam Marshall

Finance Manager

Gus Martinez

Digital Effects

Elliot Mathews

Assistant Director

Rehan Mazhari

Accountant

Jo Mccaffery

Film Lab

Fiona Mccann

Costume Supervisor

Mary Beth Meadows

Set Production Assistant

Sachin G Mehta

Finance Manager

Sandeep Menon

Assistant Director

Jennifer S. Milliman

Set Production Assistant

Jamal Udin Mommad

Interpreter

Paul Monaghan

Assistant Editor

Dilip More

Art Director

Peter Mountain

Director Of Photography

Mariam Mukaty

Production Manager

P. K. Munson

Assistant Camera

Rajesh Nair

Cashier

K Narayan

Other

Syed Ali Nasir

Production Assistant

Fiona Neilson

Rights & Clearances

Zaibun Nisa

Costumes

Clivia Nobili

Costumes

Molly Nyman

Music

Rashad Omar

Sound Recordist

Frank Omo

Gaffer

John Orloff

Screenplay

Anita Overland

Production Manager

Anita Overland

Coproducer

Rajaram Painully

Office Runner

Anu Pal

Production Assistant

Arvind Pandey

Other

Bageswar Pandy

Other

Salman Paris

Art Department

Melissa Parmenter

Production Manager

Steve Parr

Music

Shobie Partos

Location Manager

Lewis Partovi

Technical Advisor

Mariane Pearl

Source Material

Nicolas Piechaczek

Production Assistant

Bonnie Pires

Office Runner

Abdul Muqeet Pirzada

Other

Brad Pitt

Producer

Rupesh Popat

Other

Sapnesh Pradhan

Other

Donald Raegan

Props Buyer

Anita Rajgopalan

Props Buyer

Ravi Raokhande

Other

Fariha Rashed

Costumes

Shade Remelin

Production Assistant

Robert B. Reynolds

Gaffer

Donis Rhoden

Key Grip

Patricia Richardson

Medic

Jimmy Robertson

Rerecording

Vasudha Roongta

Assistant Director

Kamlesh Sadrani

Best Boy Electric

Samita Sarkar

Assistant Art Director

Amita Seghal

Casting Consultant

Karan Shah

Transportation Captain

Ejaz Shaikh

Assistant Art Director

Ibadullah Shaikh

Production Assistant

Syed Yorguc Tipu Sharif

Production Assistant

Subash Sigwan

Other

Mozez Singh

Production Manager

Sarah Stammler

Other

Christopher Stull

Art Director

Joakim Sundstrom

Supervising Sound Editor

Atul Supare

Camera Assistant

Kailash Surendranath

Production

Vihan Suryavanshi

Assistant Location Manager

Andrew Tapper

Graphics Coordinator

Jessie Taylor

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Byron Scott Thomas

Property Master

Simon Tindall

Camera Operator

Simon Tindall

Assistant Camera

Prabha Tonk

Casting Consultant

Chris Treble

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Film Details

Also Known As
Brave Life and Death of my Husband Danny Pearl, The, Mighty Heart
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2007
Distribution Company
Paramount Vantage
Location
France; India; Pakistan

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007

Released in United States August 2007

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.

Based on the book "A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Daniel Pearl" by Mariane Pearl; published by Scribner September 30, 2003.

Previously in development at Warner Bros.

Project was included on the 2006 Black List.

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2007

Released in United States on Video October 16, 2007

Released in United States August 2007 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival (Gala) August 15-26, 2007.)

Released in United States Summer June 22, 2007