The Yellow Handkerchief


1h 42m 2008

Brief Synopsis

Brett Hanson is an ex-convict, just released from prison after serving six years for manslaughter and now adrift in a world of new freedoms and responsibilities. Finding initial difficulties in reconciling himself to a troubled past, Brett crosses paths with lonely and troubled teenager Martine and

Film Details

Also Known As
Yellow Handkerchief
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Dodi Film Productions/Samuel Goldwyn Films; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Brett Hanson is an ex-convict, just released from prison after serving six years for manslaughter and now adrift in a world of new freedoms and responsibilities. Finding initial difficulties in reconciling himself to a troubled past, Brett crosses paths with lonely and troubled teenager Martine and her new 'ride' Gordy. The trio head out in the same car and direction--Martine to cut loose and get away from her family, Gordy to get closer to Martine, and Brett who must decide whether he wants to return to his troubled past and an uncertainty with May, the woman that he left behind. Once on the road, the trio find their relationships forging and changing in myriad ways, but it is Brett's story and his need to reconcile his past to his future that drives the two young people to reassess their own passages as well.

Crew

Leonard Alsfeld

Consultant

Jillian Amburgey

Script Supervisor

John Ashker

Stunts

Dana Baker

Best Boy Grip

Lawrence Barado Iii

Special Effects Technician

Michael Barry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Paul Barth

Pilot

Daryle Bartney

Driver

Eef Barzelay

Music

George Bassman

Song

Adam Beard

Grip

Chad Birmingham

Foley Editor

Lillian Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Greg Black

Sound

Stephen Bourgeois

Special Effects Foreman

Alan Breton

Assistant Director

Emanuel Brown Iii

Driver

Victor Brunette

Video Assist/Playback

Dave Bullard

Driver

David Burke

Assistant

Michael Buster

Dialect Coach

Jennifer M Byrne

Post-Production Accountant

Frank Cadden

Adr Mixer

Brian Callahan

Driver

David Richard Campbell

Music

Cleveland Carter

Driver

Sam Cespedes

Production Assistant

Elizabeth L. Chambers

Coordinator

Monique Champagne

Set Decorator

Bartou Chandler

Location Manager

Clifton Chenier

Song

Trace Cheramie

Stunts

Ernesto Chinchillas

Chef

Mark Coble

Art Department

Wendy Cohen

Clearance Coordinator

Arthur Cohn

Producer

Nurith Cohn

Music

Herbert Colar

Driver

Danny Cosmo

Stunts

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Elizabeth Coulon

Local Casting

Tony Crow

Music

Michael Curtis

Compositor

Lisa Maria Daliet

Location Manager

Mike Dares

On-Set Dresser

Manuel De Sica

Song Performer

Will Dearborn

Camera Operator

Brian Deming

Music Scoring Mixer

Sterfon Demings

Hair Stylist

Harry M Dennis Jr.

Electrician

Donald Dibartolo

Driver

Erin Dignam

Screenplay

Victor Dimichina

Production Supervisor

Edward Dorsey Iii

Driver

Kristina Dubin

Consultant

Martin Dale Dumas

Transportation

Kathleen Duren

Craft Service

Snooks Eaglin

Song Performer

Ashley Ebanks

Production Assistant

Jeannette Eckenstein

Associate Producer

Jon E Edwards

Production Assistant

Travis G Elkins

Stand-In

Paul Ensby

Colorist

Marjorie Ergas

Unit Production Manager

Caroline Eselin

Costume Designer

Cry V Eugene

Electrician

Samuel Falk

Associate Producer

Chris Fanguy

Stunts

Mark Fincannon

Casting Director

Kevin Fisher

Rotoscope Animator

Patrick Flanagan

Compositor

Theresa A Fleming

Hair Stylist

Bonni Flowers

Makeup

Anthony Forester

Coordinator

Stacy Fortenberry

Production Assistant

Jeff Galpin

Stunt Coordinator

Bryan Gardiner

Assistant

Terry George

Other

Franco Georgianna

Construction Coordinator

David Goodin

Accounting Assistant

Jim Gorman

Compositor

Ann Gray

Post-Production Coordinator

Andre M Green

Electrician

Danny Green

Assistant Director

Esther Grether

Associate Producer

Annetta Grisard

Associate Producer

Robert Guillot

Props

Chris Haarhoff

Steadicam Operator

Jacob Hamil

Production Assistant

Pete Hamill

Story By

Loretta Harper

Set Costumer

Jim Hartz

Studio Teacher

Jeffrey Haupt

Sound Mixer

Ruby C Haupt

Boom Operator

Lauren Hemard

Art Department Coordinator

Jim Henry

Stunts

Ruth Hernandez

Adr Editor

Eric Hirsch

Rerecording

Sharon Howard-field

Casting Director

Paul Hsu

Song Performer

Paul Hsu

Supervising Sound Editor

Paul Hsu

Song

Mississippi John Hurt

Song Performer

Renaldo Jackson

Electrician

Susan Jacobs

Music Supervisor

Bobby E. James

Driver

Ethan Jensen

Stunts

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Big Jack Johnson

Song

Jack Johnson

Song Performer

Tom Jordan

Camera Assistant

Carlie Kahn

Driver

Bonnie L. Kanner

Visual Effects Producer

Junior Kelly

Driver

Monroe Kelly

Production Designer

Christopher Kennedy

Music Editor

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Kevin Kipper

Cg Supervisor

Wolfram Koessel

Music

Bruce Lane

Driver

George Lara

Foley Mixer

Al Laverde

Key Grip

Sean Lawrence

Colorist

Lauren Leach

Production Secretary

Lucy Leary

Set Decorator

Michelle Luci Leary

Set Decorator

Mara Lepere-schloop

Set Designer

Austin Levalley

Art Department

Paul A Levin

Post-Production Supervisor

Mark Anthony Little

Assistant Director

Chris Lombardi

Camera Operator

Greg Lopez

Chief Lighting Technician

Kevin Lorio

Production Assistant

Darryl Lucas

Makeup

George Macri

Visual Effects Producer

Beau E.l. Marks

Coproducer

Ashley Marie Martin

Costumer

Benjamin Martin

Music

Michael S Martin

Property Master

Gregory Mason

Driver

Tim Mccullough

Painter

Raymond Mcintyre Jr.

Visual Effects Supervisor

Leslie Mcminn

Visual Effects Producer

Steven Meizler

Camera Operator

Chris Menges

Camera Operator

Chris Menges

Other

Chris Menges

Director Of Photography

Michael Miller

Production Accountant

Mike Moad

Dolly Grip

Jeremy Mohler

Production Assistant

Luis Montenegro

Chef

Branka Mrkic-tana

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Kim Murphy

Assistant

David Nami

Special Effects Coordinator

Michael Nami Sr.

Special Effects Technician

Mike Nami Jr.

Special Effects Technician

David Nash

Special Effects Technician

Joseph Nicolosi

Art Department

Eric Norris

Stunts

Robert Ortiz

Line Producer

Jorin Ostroska

Assistant Property Master

Ann Pala

Makeup

Kara Parker

Production Assistant

Shannon Parker

Production Assistant

Little John Pate

Grip

Reid Paul

Compositor

Poland Paul Perkins

Transportation Coordinator

Pavel Pesta

Art Department

Alixandra Petrovich

On-Set Dresser

Ashlie E Philastre

Costumer

Todd Phillips

Song

Todd Phillips

Song Performer

Katherine Powers

Stand-In

Gwendalane Ramos

Transportation

Jennifer Ray

Production Coordinator

Rex Reddick

Stunts

Paige Reeves

Makeup Artist

Ryan Reinike

Art Department

Jessica Renzi-bailey

Production Assistant

Lionel Richie

Song

Winston Riley

Location Manager

Michael Robillard

Grip

James Roque Jr.

Assistant Director

Terence Rosemore

Music Producer

Terence Rosemore

Assistant

Anthony Rossi

Production Coordinator

Adam Ryan

Medic

Gwen Sagona

Costumes

Jorge Santos

Chef

Gregg Schaublin

Camera

Deven M Schruff

Craft Service

Allan Scott

Other

Malikka C Scott

Costumer

Regis Scott

Painter

Al Sens

Transportation Captain

Michaele Shapiro

Loader

Jim Sheridan

Other

Johnny Shines

Song

Robin Simmerly

Art Department Coordinator

Reuben Simon

Foley Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
Yellow Handkerchief
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2008
Distribution Company
Dodi Film Productions/Samuel Goldwyn Films; Samuel Goldwyn Films
Location
Louisiana, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited re-release in United States February 26, 2010

Released in United States 2008

Released in United States January 2008

Released in United States October 2009

Released in United States September 2008

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2008

Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.

Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Tributes) April 24-May 8, 2008.

Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 17-27, 2008.

Remake of Yoji Yamada's 1977 film "A Yellow Handkerchief of Happiness."

Michael Corrente previously attached to direct.

Previously in development at Universal Pictures, Shochiku Co. Ltd., and AG Productions.

The story is the basis for the song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree" by Tony Orlando and Dawn.

Released in United States 2008 (Shown at San Francisco International Film Festival (Tributes) April 24-May 8, 2008.)

Released in United States January 2008 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 17-27, 2008.)

Limited re-release in United States February 26, 2010

Released in United States September 2008 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema (Premiere) September 5-14, 2008.)

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Chicago International Film Festival (Gala Presentation) October 8-22, 2009.)

Released in United States Winter December 17, 2008