The Good Lie (2014)

Good Lie
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG 13
Runtime 1hr 50mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords civil war, culture clash, escape, family, female protagonist, fish-out-of-water, immigration, Kansas, refugee, siblings, Sudan, touching, trauma, true story, uplifting
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
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Dylan Bland Grip Grip Assistant 365 15000025
Robert Gilman Key Grip n/a 263 15000023
Peter Maboetsani Generator Operator n/a 363 15000022
Novel Lewis Generator Operator n/a 363 15000021
Dumi Ndumiso Ninela Grip Grip Assistant 365 15000026
Lwazi Jokazi Grip Grip Assistant 365 15000027
Rebecca Glew Accountant n/a 120802 16000001
Zolani Gojo Electric Spark 121127 15000030
Phindile Mzimni Electric Spark 121127 15000029
Richard Melo Electric Spark 121127 15000028
Zahir Karriem Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000020
Richard Melo Electrician Spark 450 15000019
Christopher L Miller Best Boy Grip n/a 265 15000012
Gregory Souris Rigging Electrician Best Boy Rigging Electrician 120958 15000011
Joshua R Warren Electrician n/a 450 15000010
David McLendon Electrician n/a 450 15000009
Joseph Duarte Grip n/a 365 15000013
Chris Moore Grip n/a 365 15000014
Gideon Pretorius Best Boy Best Boy Lights 120885 15000018
Oliver Wilter Gaffer n/a 268 15000017
Zachary Saville Best Boy Grip Best Boy Rigging Grip 265 15000016
Jacob Ross Key Rigging Grip n/a 120946 15000015
Kishawnna M Terry Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000002
Kimberly Shavon Smith Assistant Accountant Accounting Assistant 120950 16000003
Walter Mikowlski Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Marc Murray Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000003
Luke Cornell Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000002
Sled Reynolds Animal Wrangler n/a 120863 20000001
Thomas Sam Hall Construction Foreman General Foreman 277 21000002
Brendan Smithers Construction Manager n/a 120983 21000003
Alan Pietersen Construction HOD Metal 120900 21000007
Wilfred Kok Carpenter HOD Carpenter 529 21000006
Elzaan Wilson Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000005
Donovan Richmond Construction Construction Buyer 120900 21000004
George Bailey Stunts Stunt Rigger 240 19000006
Eugene Collier Stunt Double (for Jeremiah) 120980 19000005
Mandy Raubenheimer Assistant Accountant n/a 120950 16000007
Hugh Barrett Production Accountant n/a 282 16000006
Bob Weber Post-Production Accountant n/a 120979 16000005
Stephanie Wescott Payroll Accountant n/a 121020 16000004
Olivier Wagener Assistant Accountant Accounts Assistant 120950 16000008
Erin Cloete Assistant Accountant Accounts Assistant 120950 16000009
Jay Pearson Stunt Double (for Jack) 120980 19000004
Anderson Martin Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Abigail Martin Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Keith Woulard Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Keith Cutler Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Kevin Hightower Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Babalwa Carol Mtshiselwa Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000026
Francesca Van Der Feyst Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000025
Raine Edwards Hair & Makeup Make-Up & Hair Stylist 121041 13000024
Michael Saal Hair Ager/Dyer 120794 13000023
Talia Barak Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000027
Chris Durfy Production Sound Mixer n/a 120555 14000001
Matt Derber Sound Sound Utility 120816 14000005
Chris Harris Boom Operator n/a 215 14000004
Scott Sanders Sound Designer (Warner Bros. Sound) 120915 14000003
Perry Robertson Supervising Sound Editor (Warner Bros. Sound) 328 14000002
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Minuche Shyman Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000021
Ralph Ochoa Hair Stylist n/a 120799 13000014
Fionagh Cush Makeup Department Head Makeup 353 13000013
Aliyah Baynes Costumer n/a 120880 13000012
Robin Fredriksz Makeup Artist (for Reese Witherspoon) 120801 13000011
Heather Roxanne Ferguson Hair Stylist Key Hair Stylist 120799 13000015
Lona Vigi Hair Stylist (for Reese Witherspoon) 120799 13000016
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Lynn Paulsen Wardrobe Standby Wardrobe 120823 13000019
Morne Van Greunen Costumes Buyer/Manufacturer 120828 13000018
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Simon Rice Sound n/a 120816 14000006
Bob Hazell Boom Operator n/a 215 14000007
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Mathieu Dulong Sound Engineer n/a 120916 14000022
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Jay W Yowler Gaffer n/a 268 15000001
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Scott "Scooter" Medcalf Best Boy Electric n/a 259 15000006
Steve Serna Grip n/a 365 15000005
John Barber Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000004
Michael Duarte Key Grip n/a 263 15000003
Thomas J O'Connell ADR Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 227 14000019
Eric Gotthelf ADR Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 227 14000018
Kevin A Zimmerman Sound Editor (Warner Bros. Sound) 229 14000011
Gregory H Watkins Rerecording Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 120856 14000010
Bradford Bell Rerecording Recordist/Mix Technician(Warner Bros. Sound) 120995 14000009
Siyanda Stuurman Sound Sound Trainee 120816 14000008
J. Stanley Johnston Rerecording Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 120856 14000012
Shelley Roden Foley Artist (Warner Bros. Sound) 223 14000013
John Sanacore Foley Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 224 14000017
Kyle Rochlin Foley Mixer (Warner Bros. Sound) 224 14000016
Ginger Geary Foley Artist (Warner Bros. Sound) 223 14000015
Nancy Parker Foley Artist (Warner Bros. Sound) 223 14000014
Acgmat Ismail Carpenter Hand Carpenter 529 21000008
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Paul Bednarz Medic n/a 120966 25000043
Dennis Steere Driver n/a 273 25000042
Steve Sorkin Driver n/a 273 25000041
Clifton McSwain Driver n/a 273 25000040
Wendy Cohen Production Production Resources 120824 25000044
Luke Wilkinson Coordinator Set Captain 528 25000045
Amandla Kasa Coordinator VTO Trainee 528 25000049
Paddy Ellis Transportation Action Vehicles 120992 25000048
Andrus Strauss Assistant Unit Assistant 120820 25000047
Wouter Van Schalwyk Assistant Unit Assistant 120820 25000046
Nathan Mack Driver n/a 273 25000039
Joe N Kirkland Driver n/a 273 25000038
Charles A Claborn Driver n/a 273 25000031
Mack Chapman Driver n/a 273 25000030
Connie Biles Driver n/a 273 25000029
Jim Babbidge Driver n/a 273 25000028
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Larry Henderson Driver n/a 273 25000037
Forrest Hardeman Driver n/a 273 25000036
Tony Greasley Driver n/a 273 25000035
Billy Gillespie Driver n/a 273 25000034
Hoosain Gamieldien Coordinator Stagehand Lead 528 25000050
Honest Ngondo Production Secretary n/a 367 25000051
Kevin Badami Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000067
Bradley Smith Medic n/a 120966 25000066
Rushdi Fisher Driver n/a 273 25000065
Unathi Claassen Driver n/a 273 25000064
Ryan Ross Post-Production Assistant n/a 120882 25000068
Lucas Moore Studio Teacher n/a 121023 26000001
Dezi Rorich Film Publicist Publicist 121076 29000002
David Linck Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Susan Wiehahn Studio Teacher Teacher 121023 26000003
John Smart Rights & Clearances Clearances 120879 26000002
Kenny Naidoo Transportation Captain Transport Captain 272 25000063
Brad Saunders Transportation Manager Transport Manager 121030 25000062
Dwayne Titus Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000055
James Newmyer Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000054
Alex Moffat Production Assistant n/a 275 25000053
Robert Strydom Production Assistant n/a 275 25000052
Declan Cassidy Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000056
Andile Sinqoto Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000057
JP Van Der Merwe Coordinator Extras Coordinator 528 25000061
Donovan Roestorff Medic n/a 120966 25000060
James Fraser Coordinator Marine Coordinator 528 25000059
Siraj Fredericks Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000058
Anthony Abbruzzese Driver n/a 273 25000027
Rodney Autrey Driver n/a 273 25000026
Erin Santini Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000002
Dwight Benjamin-Creel Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
George Webster Visual Effects Supervisor n/a 249 23000013
Julian Koberman Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000012
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Chico Cardoso Props Property Stand-by 120817 24000004
Diamond D. Morgan Travel Coordinator n/a 121042 25000001
Tim Kilshaw Armourer n/a 121128 24000007
Boris Rivett-Carnac Assistant Property Master n/a 120969 24000006
Mark Auret Property Master n/a 120805 24000005
Emil Snyman Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000011
Jonathan Steyn Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000010
Bob Shelley Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000003
Thomas Cobb Main Title Design Title Design 120925 23000001
Remington Steele Craft Service Craft Service Assistant 120903 22000003
Britney Lozano Craft Service Craft Service Assistant 120903 22000002
Haley Keim Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000004
Elizabeth Ralston Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000005
Cordell McQueen Special Effects Coordinator n/a 241 23000009
Lucille Doman Graphic Designer n/a 120860 23000008
John McElroy Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000007
Wes Campbell Special Effects Technician n/a 242 23000006
Namratha George Office Production Assistant n/a 120909 25000002
Jarrod Daniel Office Production Assistant n/a 120909 25000003
Karen K Chang Coordinator Dispatcher 528 25000019
Cindi Randall Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000018
Wally Frick Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000017
Denny Caira Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000016
Craig Vogel Production DOT Compliance Administrator 120824 25000020
Michael Kovanich Driver n/a 273 25000021
Billy "Mudcat" Evans Driver n/a 273 25000025
Darrell Wilder Driver n/a 273 25000024
Eddy Watts Driver n/a 273 25000023
Barry Phillip Simmons Driver n/a 273 25000022
Angela Turnbaugh Production Assistant Shop Production Assistant 275 25000015
Brian Parker Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000014
Carolyn Gross Assistant (to Ms. Witherspoon/Atlanta) 120820 25000007
Katherine Taylor Assistant (to Ms. Nagle) 120820 25000006
Alexandre Dauman Assistant (to Ms. Roth) 120820 25000005
Jamie MacDonald Office Production Assistant n/a 120909 25000004
Rachel Bati Assistant (to Ms.Witherspoon) 120820 25000008
Mackenzie Peykov Assistant (to Ms.Sherwood) 120820 25000009
Michael Kuzenka Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000013
Jacob Garrison Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000012
Katye Kalivoda Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000011
Jack Tutt Set Production Assistant n/a 371 25000010
Valerie Patterson Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000010
Greg Funk Makeup Artist n/a 120801 13000009
Daniel Green Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000011
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Thomas C Wohlford Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000010
Ben McIver Assistant Location Manager n/a 194 5000009
John H Findley III Location Manager n/a 193 5000008
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Rob Overbeck Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000014
John Henn Unit Manager n/a 120832 5000018
Lynne-Anne Vosloo Line Producer (Moonlighting Films) 161 5000017
Fanie Muntz Location Assistant n/a 120947 5000016
Peter J Currey Location Manager n/a 193 5000015
Christopher S Bryson Assistant Director n/a 163 5000007
Julie Pitkanen Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Mario Zvan Executive Producer (Blue Sky/Kenya Unit) 174 3000017
Genevieve Hofmeyr Producer (Moonlighting Films) 3 3000016
Emma McGill Associate Producer n/a 171 3000015
Jeffrey Silver Co-Producer n/a 170 3000014
Margaret Nagle Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Ellen H Schwartz Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Gavin J Behrman Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000005
Sarah Frances Sprague Production Supervisor n/a 307 5000004
Jeffrey Schwartz Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
David H Venghaus Jr. Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Johan Vermeulen Production Manager Base Camp Manager 305 5000019
James Muringani Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000020
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Sagar Desai Camera Utility n/a 121074 6000006
Violet Jackson Camera Media Manager 120798 6000005
Matthew Haskins Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000004
Bob Mahoney Still Photographer n/a 120485 6000008
Christiaan Van Wyk Camera Data Wrangler 120798 6000009
Jonathan Kyle Assistant Camera Assistant Camera "B" 233 6000013
Andrew Luscombe Assistant Camera Assistant Camera "B" 233 6000012
Ian Kruger Assistant Camera Assistant Camera "A" 233 6000011
Justin Brokensha Assistant Camera Assistant Camera "A" 233 6000010
Clyde E Bryan Assistant Camera n/a 233 6000003
James Gallimore Video Assist/Playback Video Assist 120899 6000002
Phillip Gqitiyeza Assistant Director n/a 163 5000024
Marci Trout Assistant Director 2nd Assistant Director 163 5000023
Alexander Holt Assistant Director n/a 163 5000022
Demian Hauptle Assistant Production Coordinator n/a 192 5000021
Megan Truter Assistant Director n/a 163 5000025
Jim Shamoon Line Producer (Blue Sky/Kenya Unit) 161 5000026
Ronald Plante Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Christina Kremer Post-Production Coordinator n/a 120842 5000029
Brad Arensman Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000028
Hemal Shah Production Manager (Blue Sky/Kenya Unit) 305 5000027
Deborah Jelin Newmyer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000013
Robert Newmyer Executive Producer n/a 174 3000012
Vince Pisani Actor INS Boston 1 1000027
Thad Luckinbill Actor Matt 1 1000026
Mike Pniewski Actor Nick 1 1000025
Joshua Mikel Actor Dave 1 1000024
Kim Banta Actor INS Kansas City 1 1000028
Travis Smith Actor Roger 1 1000029
Kenny Alfonso Actor Police Officer 1 1000036
Maria Howell Actor INS Agent 1 1000034
Parisa Johnston Actor Sari Woman In English Class 1 1000032
Sharon Conley Actor Erin Sullivan 1 1000030
Jimi Kocina Actor Karl 1 1000023
Brian Kurlander Actor Frank 1 1000022
Corey Stoll Actor Jack 1 1000005
Emmanuel Jal Actor Paul 1 1000004
Ger Duany Actor Jeremiah 1 1000003
Arnold Oceng Actor Mamere 1 1000002
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Sarah Baker Actor Pamela 1 1000007
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Afemo Omilami Actor Dr. Monyang 1 1000020
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Femi Oguns Actor Theo 1 1000008
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Jacob Kuol Alier Actor Fargo Boy 1 1000038
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Molly Smith Producer n/a 3 3000004
Karen Kehela-Sherwood Producer n/a 3 3000003
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Philippe Falardeau Director n/a 2 2000001
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Synopsis
Mamere and Theo are sons of the Chief in their village in Southern Sudan. When an attack by the Northern militia destroys their home and kills their parents, eldest son Theo is forced to assume the role of Chief and lead a group of young survivors, including his sister Abital, away from harm. But the hostile, treacherous terrain has other dangers in store for them. As the tattered group makes the difficult trek to Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya, they meet other fleeing children, forging a bond with Jeremiah, who, at 13, is already a man of faith, and Paul, whose skills become essential to their survival. Thirteen years later, the now young adults are given the opportunity to leave the camp and resettle in America. Upon arriving in Kansas, they are met by Carrie Davis, an employment agency counselor who has been enlisted to help find them jobs-no easy task, when things like straws, light switches and telephones are brand new to them. Although Carrie has successfully kept herself from any emotional entanglements, these refugees, who desperately require help navigating the 20th century and rebuilding their shattered lives, need just that. So Carrie embarks on her own unchartered territory, enlisting the help of her boss, Jack. Together, against the backdrop of their shared losses, the Lost Boys and these unlikely strangers find humor in the clash of cultures, and heartbreak as well as hope in the challenges of life in America.