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The Descendants (10-Sep-2011)

Director: Alexander Payne

Writers: Alexander Payne; Nat Faxon; Jim Rash

From novel by: Kaui Hart Hemmings

Producers: Jim Burke; Alexander Payne; Jim Taylor

Keywords: Drama, Comedy

A lawyer and land proprietor attempts to strengthen ties with his children after his wife is injured in a boating accident.

Matt King, a Hawaii lawyer and overseer of a high-value and prestigious trust containing 25,000 acres of undeveloped land in Kauai, is looking to sell his parcel before the trust expires due to the common-law rule against perpetuities. Just as Matt is about to reach an agreement amongst family members to sell the land to a developer for a massive profit, however, his wife is seriously injured in a boating accident, forcing him into a situation where he must work to forge stronger dies with his troubled daughters in the absence of their mother whilst attempting to clear their land's sale. Won an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Editing.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Beau Bridges
9-Dec-1941   The Fabulous Baker Boys
George Clooney
6-May-1961   E.R.
Robert Forster
13-Jul-1941   Jackie Brown
Judy Greer
20-Jul-1975   13 Going on 30
Rob Huebel
4-Jun-1969   Human Giant
Matthew Lillard
24-Jan-1970   Scream, Scooby-Doo, SLC Punk
Michael Ontkean
24-Jan-1946   Sheriff Harry S. Truman, Twin Peaks
Shailene Woodley
15-Nov-1991   Divergent


George Clooney   ...   Matt King
Shailene Woodley   ...   Alexandra King
Beau Bridges   ...   Cousin Hugh
Robert Forster   ...   Scott Thorson
Judy Greer   ...   Julie Speer
Matthew Lillard   ...   Brian Speer
Nick Krause   ...   Sid
Amara Miller   ...   Scottie King
Mary Birdsong   ...   Kai Mitchell
Rob Huebel   ...   Mark Mitchell
Patricia Hastie   ...   Elizabeth King
Grace A. Cruz   ...   Scottie's Teacher
Kim Gennaula   ...   School Counselor
Karen Kuioka Hironaga   ...   Barb Higgins
Carmen Kaichi   ...   Lani Higgins
Kaui Hart Hemmings   ...   Matt's Secretary Noe
Matt Corboy   ...   Cousin Ralph
Matt Esecson   ...   Cousin Hal
Michael Ontkean   ...   Cousin Milo
Stanton Johnston   ...   Cousin Stan
Jonathan McManus   ...   Cousin Six
Hugh Foster   ...   Cousin Wink
Tiare R. Finney   ...   Cousin Connie
Tom McTigue   ...   Cousin Dave
Milt Kogan   ...   Dr. Johnston
Laird Hamilton   ...   Troy Cook
Aileen "Boo" Arnold   ...   Dorm Supervisor
Esther Kang   ...   Alex's Roommate
Melissa Kim   ...   Alex's Drunken Friend
Barbara Lee Southern   ...   Alice "Tutu" Thorson
Celia Kenney   ...   Reina
Matt Reese   ...   Buzz
Zoel Turnbull   ...   Hotel Clerk
Linda Rose Herman   ...   Grief Counselor
Scott Michael Morgan   ...   Barry Thorson
Tahiti Nui Singers -- Kanak Attack
Darryl K. Gonzales   ...   Singer
Koko Kanealii   ...   Singer
Romey "Keola" Yokotake   ...   Singer


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