The Myth of Fingerprints

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The Myth of Fingerprints
Poster of the movie The Myth of Fingerprints.jpg
Directed by Bart Freundlich
Produced by Bart Freundlich
Tim Perell
Mary Jane Skalski
James Schamus
Written by Bart Freundlich
Starring Julianne Moore
Roy Scheider
Hope Davis
Blythe Danner
Noah Wyle
Laurel Holloman
Michael Vartan
Music by David Bridie
John Phillips
Cinematography Stephen Kazmierski
Editing by Ken J. Sackerham
Kate Williams
Studio Good Machine
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release dates September 17, 1997
Running time 93 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2 million
Box office $458,815

The Myth of Fingerprints is a 1997 American film drama written and directed by Bart Freundlich. It stars Blythe Danner, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle, and Julianne Moore (who later became Freundlich's wife).[1]

The film is named after the song "All Around the World or the Myth of the Fingerprints" by Paul Simon, featured on his 1986 album Graceland. The song is concerned with dispelling the "myth" that people are different the world over: "I've seen them all, and, man, they're all the same."

Plot[edit]

When a dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving at their New England home, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

Set in New England, the film was shot in Andover, Bethel, and Waterville, Maine (Colby College).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen Holden (1997-09-17). "A Family as the Thanksgiving Turkey". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-14. 

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