The Descendants


1h 55m 2011

Brief Synopsis

Matt King, a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters - 10 year-old precocious Scottie and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra - while wrestl

Film Details

Also Known As
Descendants, Descendants - Familie und andere Angelegenheiten, The, Les descendants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
424 Post; Ad Hominem Enterprises; Custom Film Effects; Dune Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Modern VideoFilm; Right Lobe Design Group; Sound for Film; Tony's Food Service
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Big Picture Films; Blitz-Cine Star; Cines Unidos; Empire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Intercom; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Tiglon A.S.; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Synopsis

Matt King, a husband and father of two girls, must re-examine his past and navigate his future when his wife is in a boating accident off Waikiki. He awkwardly attempts to repair his relationship with his daughters - 10 year-old precocious Scottie and rebellious 17 year-old Alexandra - while wrestling with a decision to sell his family's land. Handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries, the Kings own some of the last priceless virgin parcels of tropical beach in the islands. When Alexandra drops the bombshell that her mother was in the midst of a romantic fling at the time of the accident, Matt has to take a whole new look at his life, not to mention his legacy, during a week of momentous decisions. With his girls in tow, he embarks on a haphazard search for his wife's lover. Along the way, in encounters alternately funny, troublesome and transcendent, he realizes he's finally on course toward rebuilding his life and family.

Crew

Terry Ahue

Stunts

Coleen Aiello

Accounting Assistant

Joseph Aikala

Production Secretary

Rylan Akama

Assistant Camera

Norman L Akau

Rigging Grip

Laurie Arakaki

Production

Kanak Attack

Song Performer

Scott August

Assistant Director

Deidre Backs

Assistant

Mike Bacon

Video Playback

Kelly Barnes

Medic

Dondi Bastone

Music Supervisor

Brian Bautista

Editorial Production Assistant

Keola Beamer

Song Performer

Keola Beamer

Song

Matthew Berner

Assistant Camera

Troy S Boggess

Electric

Tracy Boyd

Associate Producer

Tracy Boyd

Unit Director

Todd Bradley

Stunts

David Bray

Song

Linda Bray

Song

Richard J Brock

Assistant Camera

Charles Michael Brotman

Song

Charles Michael Brotman

Song Performer

Debra Burgess

Payroll Accountant

Jim Burke

Producer

Raimar Bylaardt

Best Boy Electric

Alvin S Cabrinha

Property Master

Kaanoipono Cabrinha

Assistant Property Master

Matt Callahan

Set Decorator

Nathan Carlson

Titles

Christine Carr

Film Lab

Gregory S. Carr

Production Assistant

Danny Carvalho

Song Performer

Shawna Carver

Production Assistant

Salvatore Catanzaro

Compositor

Jonah Chang

Carpenter

Cole Chetney

Grip

Sonny Chillingworth

Song Performer

Kimberly Choi

Accounting Assistant

Don Chong

Electric

Katrin Chong

Assistant Location Manager

Shawn Christensen

Electric

Wendy Chuck

Costume Designer

Brian Costa

Swing Gang

Chuck Cullen

Electric

Patrick Cyccone Jr.

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kanoa Dahlin

Loader

Sanoe Damon

Production

Adam Daniel

Song

Jeff Dash

Production Accountant

Craig H Davidson

Stunts

Maureen Davis

Song

Rebecca Davis

Studio Teacher

Vincent Desrosiers-nault

Production

Mark Dornfeld

Visual Effects Supervisor

Charles Ehrlinger

Best Boy Grip

Scott Ejercito

Assistant Property Master

Mindy L Elliott

Assistant Editor

Sidney Etrata

Swing Gang

Russell Farmarco

Sound Editor

Nat Faxon

Screenplay

Dinesh Fernando

Chef

Michele Ferrone

Visual Effects Producer

Todd Fink

Production

Joe Finley

Colorist

Anna Fishburn

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Justin Fisher

Swing Gang

Jeff C Fishman

Set Production Assistant

Serena Flores

Art Department Coordinator

Richard Ford

Song

Richard Ford

Music Producer

Richard Ford

Song Performer

Wes Ford

Casting Assistant

Richard L. Fox

Assistant Director

Christina Franklin

Production Assistant

Stani Franklin

Set Decorator

Jonathan Fuh

Boom Operator

Frank Gaeta

Supervising Sound Editor

Frank Gaeta

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Vance Gage

Key Rigging Grip

Luis Galdames

Sound Editor

Jose Antonio Garcia

Sound Mixer

Max Garcia

Chef

Ray Garcia

Key Grip

Jason Garner

Assistant Art Director

Quintin D Gasper

Carpenter

Liz Georgoff

Production Assistant

Patrick Giraudi

Sound Editor

James Goldman

Assistant Camera

Matt Goldstein

Assistant Location Manager

Linda Graham

Location Assistant

Pancho Graham

Song Performer

Pancho Graham

Song

Claudia Gray

Unit Publicist

Michael J Gregg

Rigging Grip

Gary Haleamau

Song

Jeff Hall

Gaffer

Sean Hallock

Swing Gang

Jessica Caress Hamamoto

Production Assistant

Mads Hansen

Production Manager

Matt Hanson

Assistant Sound Editor

Dana Hart

Costume Supervisor

Kaui Hart Hemmings

Source Material

Nicholas Hasson

Visual Effects

Mary Heanu

Song

Alexandra Hearn

Production Assistant

Julie Hewett

Makeup

Daniel Ho

Song Performer

Patrick R. Hoeschen

Best Boy Electric

Craig Hoffman

On-Set Dresser

Nancy Honeycutt

Production Coordinator

Kasper Hugentobler

Recording Engineer

Joe Iemola

Sound Editor

John Jackson

Casting

Drew Des Jarlais

Electric

Jeremy Johnson

Production

Lee Johnson

Production

Tweed Johnston

Grip

Keola Jones

Dolly Grip

Michael Kaahanui

Swing Gang

George Kahumoku

Song

George Kahumoku

Song Performer

Leah Kaina

Production

John Kalapana

Song

Rev. Dennis Kamakahi

Song Performer

Rev. Dennis Kamakahi

Song

Elua Kane

Song Performer

Errol Kane

Stunts

Matthew Kane

Song

Raymond Kane

Song Performer

Raymond Kane

Song

Lee Kaneakua

Grip

Derrick Kaupiko

Swing Gang

Don Kawaauhau

Song

George Keahi

Song

Brian Keaulana

Stunt Coordinator

Keoni K Keaulana

Stunts

Xanadu Kekuewa

Craft Service

Kevin Kersting

Key Grip

Mara Kerum

Chef

Charles E King

Song

Tim Kirkpatrick

Art Director

Eric Kitaoka

Swing Gang

Eric Knight

Painter

Nancy Zahumensky Knight

Painter

Robert Ellison Knight

Painter

Camille Komine

Set Decorator

Ozzie Kotani

Song Performer

Ozzie Kotani

Song

Tyler Kueffner

Production

Eugene Kulikov

Song

Eugene Kulikov

Song Performer

Ryan Lam

Production

Steve Di Laudo

Song Performer

Riley Lee

Song Performer

Riley Lee

Song

Andrew Lein

Song Performer

Andrew Lein

Song

Mikki Levi

Apprentice Editor

Scott Lisetor

Grip

Ivan M Lizares

Carpenter

Kelly Loo Jr.

Transportation Co-Captain

Trevor Loomis

Assistant Camera

Victor Lozano

Coordinator

Wylie Lum

Foreman

Lena Machado

Song Performer

Lena Machado

Song

Noland Martin

Stunts

Larissa Martinez

Accounting Clerk

Brian Matsumura

Assistant Camera

Joyce Mccarthy

Assistant Director

Angel Mcconnell

Assistant

Annie Mceveety-kramer

Assistant Camera

Edward Medeiros

Foreman

Paul Merino

Stunts

Dana Miller

Production Assistant

James K Miranda

Stunts

Lisa Lee Mitchell

Assistant Production Coordinator

Michelle Moder

Costumes

James Moriana

Foley Artist

Anna Musso

Assistant

Nicole Nakamoto

Accounting Assistant

Harry Naope

Song

Anthony Natividad

Song

Anthony Natividad

Song Performer

Karen Neasi

Product Placement

Ace Newman

Swing Gang

Johnny Noble

Song

Shanna M Norton

Set Decorator

Nicole Oudinot

Production Assistant

Nick Ower

Production

Gabby Pahinui

Song Performer

George Parra

Coproducer

George Parra

Unit Production Manager

Jim Passon

Color Timer

Dennis Pavao

Song Performer

Alexander Payne

Producer

Alexander Payne

Screenplay

Film Details

Also Known As
Descendants, Descendants - Familie und andere Angelegenheiten, The, Les descendants
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2011
Production Company
424 Post; Ad Hominem Enterprises; Custom Film Effects; Dune Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Ingenious Media Services Limited; Modern VideoFilm; Right Lobe Design Group; Sound for Film; Tony's Food Service
Distribution Company
Fox Searchlight Pictures; 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment; 20th Century Fox International; Big Picture Films; Blitz-Cine Star; Cines Unidos; Empire; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Eone; Forum; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Fs Film Oy; Intercom; Nu-Metro; Odeon S.A.; Tiglon A.S.; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
Kauai, Hawaii, USA; Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 55m

Award Wins

Best Adapted Screenplay

2011
Jim Rash

Best Adapted Screenplay

2011
Alexander Payne

Best Adapted Screenplay

2011
Nat Faxon

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Fall November 16, 2011

Expanded Release in United States Fall November 18, 2011

Wide Release in United States Fall November 23, 2011

Released in United States on Video March 13, 2012

Released in United States 2011

Limited Release in United States Fall November 16, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Expanded Release in United States Fall November 18, 2011

Wide Release in United States Fall November 23, 2011

Released in United States on Video March 13, 2012

Released in United States 2011 (Spotlight)

Released in United States 2011 (Main Slate/Closing Night Gala)

Released in United States 2011 (Special Presentation)

Based on the novel "The Descendants" by Kaui Hart Hemmings and published by Random House on May 15, 2007.

Released in United States 2011 (the "Show")

Project was included on the 2008 Black List.