An Unfinished Life


1h 48m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Still in shock from his only son's death a decade ago, Einar has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired handyman and last trusted friend, Mitch, who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitude--until the very person he blames for his son's accident comes to town: his daughter-in-law Jean. Jean shows up broke, on the run with a girl named Griff, who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had. Suddenly, Einar's quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11 year-old Griff's curiosity about Western life, and her longing for a family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become Einar's heart--opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion.

Film Details

Also Known As
En dag i livet, Unfinished Life, Unfinished Lives
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Synopsis

Still in shock from his only son's death a decade ago, Einar has let his ranch fall into ruin along with his marriage. Now, Einar spends his days caring only for his hired handyman and last trusted friend, Mitch, who was gravely injured in an encounter with a grizzly bear. Einar intends to live out his days in this heartbroken solitude--until the very person he blames for his son's accident comes to town: his daughter-in-law Jean. Jean shows up broke, on the run with a girl named Griff, who she swears is the granddaughter Einar never knew he had. Suddenly, Einar's quiet life is turned upside down as anger and accusations resurface. But slowly, miraculously, 11 year-old Griff's curiosity about Western life, and her longing for a family and a father figure, begin to chip away at the stone that has become Einar's heart--opening up the way for unexpected connection, adventure, mercy and true reunion.

Crew

Deena Adair

Hair Stylist

C.b.d. Adams

Assistant Location Manager

Wendy L Adjoury

Office Production Assistant

Mike Aichholz

Office Production Assistant

Jessi Alexander

Song

Jessi Alexander

Song Performer

Tony Alvarez

Special Makeup Effects

Marie Amenta

Accountant

Ariel Arce

Adr

Su Armstrong

Coproducer

David K Arnold

Assistant Director

Liz Van Assum

Casting Assistant

Tammy Baer

Stand-In

Vaughan Baker

Scenic Artist

Michele Barber

Accounting Assistant

Kerry Barden

Casting

Samantha Barker

Assistant

Tricia Barrett

Digital Effects Artist

Sally Barris

Song

Michael Barry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bonnie Barton

Stunts

Bonnie Barton

Stand-In

Cory Batten

Song

Ryan Beadle

Digital Effects Artist

Lesley Beale

Set Decorator

Mark Bennett

Casting Associate

Wael Binali

Music Coordinator

Steve Bissinger

Sound Effects Editor

J.b. Bivens

Grip

Kent Blazy

Song

Madeline Blue

Adr

Ian Blume

Assistant Editor

Michael Blundell

Camera Operator

Margot Boccia

Makeup Artist

Mark Boiko

Driver

Rick Bold

Boom Operator

Paul Bougie

Generator Operator

Bob Bowe

Driver

Heike Brandstatter

Casting

Dillard Brinson

Key Grip

Craig Brisker

Foreman

Karen Brooks

Set Decorator

Ryan Broughton

Projectionist

Andrea Brown

Extras Agent/Coordinator

George Brown

Video

Tess Brummitt

Costumer

Heidi Buecking

Loader

Chris Burgoyne

Special Makeup Effects

Dave Busch

Driver

Jerome Butler

Dialect Coach

Silver Butler

Assistant Director

Chad Calder

Construction

Steve Caldwell

Digital Effects Artist

Blanca Camacho

Adr

David Carbonara

Music Editor

John Carbonara

Music Editor

Clint Carlston

Stunts

Nelson Caseley

Rigging Gaffer

Barry Chapman

Transportation Coordinator

George Chapman

Production Manager

Alic Chehade

Generator Operator

Brian Chumney

Assistant Sound Editor

James Clark

Music Conductor

Jessica Clothier

Script Supervisor

Errin Clutton

Casting

Richard Cohee

Stand-In

David A. Cohen

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Greg A Coombs

Greensman

Susie Cowley

Sign Writer

Chris Cozens

Music

Kieran Cuddihy

Production Assistant

Andrea Dance

On-Set Dresser

Jayne Dancose

Makeup Designer

Dennis Davenport

Set Designer

Tom Davis

Driver

Paul Debourcier

Driver

Ken Decker

Generator Operator

John Dekker

Best Boy Electric

Paolo Di Persico

Assistant Camera

Lee Dichter

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Thomas M Digirolomo

Art Department

Deborah Maxwell Dion

Casting Associate

William Doherty

Driver

Ian Doig

Animal Wrangler

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Andrew Dudman

Music Engineer

Mark Dumas

Animal Trainer

Michael Dundas

Painter

Renee Dundas

Painter

Stephen P Dunn

Assistant Director

Stephen P Dunn

Associate Producer

Laurie Edmundson

Lead Set Dresser

Jeff Elliott

Location Assistant

Lang Elliott

Sound Effects

Marney Eng

Stunts

Sam Englund

Driver

Todd Fairbairn

Generator Operator

Felix Fanzega

Driver

Will Fearn

Location Manager

Dwayne Feist

Art Department

George M Fennell

Driver

Robert Fernandez

Score Recording

Robert Fernandez

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects Producer

Jim Finn

Creative Consultant

Keith Flanagan

Grip

Dale Floyd

Production Assistant

Gil Forrester

Dolly Grip

Peter Franta

Transportation Co-Captain

Cody Fraser

Grip

Don French

Assistant Director

Nick Froese

Caterer

Brian Gallagher

Adr

Robert Gaskill

Driver

Adam Gass

Visual Effects Editor

Glen Gauthier

Sound Mixer

Anthony D Gauvreau

Driver

Laura Gavini

Stand-In

Andy Gilmore

Driver

Dave Giuli

Music Coordinator

Dan Gliech

Sound Effects

Ryan Goddard

Production Assistant

Ron Goodman

Camera

Ron Goodman

Aerial Director Of Photography

Stacey Goodman

Special Effects Technician

Kathy Grant

Animal Wrangler

Jim Gregor

Generator Operator

Doane Gregory

Photography

David Gropman

Production Designer

Carl Gruell

Office Production Assistant

Paul Guenette

Camera

Nigel Habgood

Driver

Mark Haddad

Greensman

Laura Hahn

Assistant

Simon C Hall

Video Playback

Ted Hamilton

Best Boy

Ted Hamilton

Generator Operator

Mitzi Haralson

Costumer

Rj Harbour

Digital Effects Artist

Haida Harper

Assistant Property Master

Lyle Harrison

Driver

Glenn J Harrison-jones

Driver

Matthew Hartman

Sound Editor

Rob Hayter

Stand-In

Ian Heacock

Driver

Ken Hemphill

Grip

Louise Hetherington

Medic

Louise Hetherington

Craft Service

Mary C. Hoffer

Digital Effects Artist

Leslie Holleran

Producer

Allan Holmes

On-Set Dresser

Shaina Holmes

Digital Effects Artist

Billy Hopkins

Casting

Howard Horwitz

Driver

Catherine Howard

Production Coordinator

Ed Huery

Assistant Location Manager

Andrea Hughes

Extras Casting Assistant

Craig Humphries

Production Assistant

Fred Hunchuk

Driver

Paul Hunt

Craft Service

Paul Hunt

Medic

Erica Hyatt

Post-Production Assistant

Boris Ivanov

Production Coordinator

Robert Izzard

Security

Christina Jackson

Stunts

Dale Jahraus

Camera Operator

Paul Jenkinson

Lead Set Dresser

Bobby Johanson

Adr

Vanessa Jorgensen

Caterer

Donna Kail

Assistant

Darren Kaliciak

Assistant

Vita Kalns

Caterer

Graham King

Executive Producer

Dale Kipling

Animal Wrangler

Michael Kirchberger

Sound Design

Michael Kirchberger

Supervising Sound Editor

Tim Kirkpatrick

Adr

Brad Kita

Sound

Kristian Kobzina

Special Makeup Effects

Thomas Kodros

Consultant

Bryan Korenberg

Property Master

Michelle Raimo Kouyate

Executive Producer

Jack Kraehling

Driver

David Kramer

Adr

Joanna Krupicz

Production Assistant

James Kuklinski

Adr

Alan Ladd Jr.

Producer

Kelliann Ladd

Producer

Cary Lalonde

Camera

Amanda Lamb

Assistant

Bill Lammers

Construction

Robert John Lange

Song

Terry Laudermilch

Rerecording

John Le Roy

Key Grip

John Le Roy

Rigging Grip

Derek Leblanc

Rigging Grip

Derek Leblanc

Best Boy Grip

Franklin Leibel

Scenic Artist

George Lesjak

Carpenter

Terry E Lewis

On-Set Dresser

Film Details

Also Known As
En dag i livet, Unfinished Life, Unfinished Lives
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
MIRAMAX
Location
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; New Mexico, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 48m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States September 9, 2005

Expanded Release in United States September 16, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2006

Released in United States August 2005 (Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival (Diretor's Showcase) August 17-28, 2005.)

Released in United States September 2005 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 2-11, 2005.)

Shown at Edinburgh Film Festival (Diretor's Showcase) August 17-28, 2005.

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Cinema September 2-11, 2005.

Based on the novel "An Unfinished Life" written by Mark Spragg.

Paul Newman was previously attached to star.

Robert Altman was previously attached to direct.

Released in United States Fall September 9, 2005

Released in United States Fall September 9, 2005

Limited Release in United States September 9, 2005

Expanded Release in United States September 16, 2005

Released in United States on Video April 11, 2006

Released in United States August 2005

Released in United States September 2005