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New Years Eve (2011)

  • Rate: 5.4/10 total 33,637 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 9 December 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 118 min
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  • IMDb page: New Years Eve (2011)
  • Rate: 5.4/10 total 33,637 votes 
  • Genre: Comedy | Romance
  • Release Date: 9 December 2011 (USA)
  • Runtime: 118 min
  • Filming Location: New York City, New York, USA
  • Budget: $56,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $142,044,638(Worldwide)(23 February 2012)
  • Director: Garry Marshall
  • Stars: Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Biel and Ashton Kutcher|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: John Debney   
  • Soundtrack: New Year
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital | Datasat | SDDS
  • Plot Keyword: Singer | Trapped In An Elevator | Resolution | Electrician | Hospital

Writing Credits By:

  • Katherine Fugate (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Reese Witherspoon was offered a role but turned it down.
  • Halle Berry was cast but dropped out and was replaced by Katherine Heigl. Berry dropped out due to custody battle with her ex-partner. After the custody was resolved, Berry was recast in the movie, but in another role.
  • Announced as some kind of continuation for Garry Marshall’s holiday themed Valentine’s Day, the project evolved into a different entity, recasting some of the protagonists in different roles.
  • Penélope Cruz auditioned for a role.
  • Shiloh Fernandez auditioned for the role of Paul, but lost out to Zac Efron.
  • Juliette Binoche turned down the role of Ingrid.
  • After starring with Michelle Pfeiffer in Hairspray, Zac Efron said that he fell in love with her and getting to kiss her was one of the reasons why he chose to do the movie.
  • Garry Marshall (director) features actor Hector Elizondo in every movie he’s made because he considers Hector his good luck charm.
  • Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer have both played Catwoman in unrelated films. So has Anne Hathaway, who appeared in _Valentine’s Day_(2010).
  • This will be the eighth film in which actor Cary Elwes plays a doctor.

Goofs: Continuity: The list of resolutions Ingrid first holds up to Paul is different from the one Paul reads the second time.

Plot: The lives of several couples and singles in New York intertwine over the course of New Year's Eve. Full summary »  »

Story: Set during New Year's Eve in New York city, this movie follows several people and how the day affects them. Kim is a single mother who still thinks of her daughter, Hailey as a child who wants to go out with a boy so that she could kiss him at midnight. Claire, who is in charge of the city's annual tradition, the ball drop on Times Square. And when something goes wrong she has to ask an electrician, who was fired, to come and fix it. Laura, a chef who is cooking the New year's Eve party for a record company who runs into Jensen, her ex who's a singer whose performing at the party. While he tries to apologize for how things ended, she refuses to accept it. Ingrid, a woman who works at the record company, after having a near death experience decides to quit her job and asks a young messenger, Paul to help her fulfill her resolutions. And at a hospital, Stan, a man who is in the final stages of cancer…Written by  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Samuel J. Brown known as executive producer
  • Michael Disco known as executive producer
  • Toby Emmerich known as producer
  • Heather Hall known as co-producer
  • Mike Karz known as producer
  • Garry Marshall known as producer
  • Diana Pokorny known as executive producer
  • Wayne Allan Rice known as producer
  • Josie Rosen known as producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Michelle Pfeiffer known as Ingrid – Resolution Tour
  • Zac Efron known as Paul – Resolution Tour
  • Charlotte Marshall-Fricker known as Caring Teenage Girl – Resolution Tour
  • Fiona Choi known as Balinese Woman – Resolution Tour
  • Mary Marguerite Keane known as Pet Adoption Clerk – Resolution Tour
  • Michael Mandell known as Murray – Resolution Tour
  • Patrick Reale known as Times Square Cop – Resolution Tour
  • Robert De Niro known as Stan Harris – Hospital Story
  • Halle Berry known as Nurse Aimee – Hospital Story
  • Cary Elwes known as Stan's Doctor – Hospital Story
  • Alyssa Milano known as Nurse Mindy – Hospital Story
  • Common known as Soldier – Hospital Story
  • Barbara Marshall known as Head Nurse Helen – Hospital Story
  • Jessica Biel known as Tess Byrne – Maternity Ward Story
  • Seth Meyers known as Griffin Byrne – Maternity Ward Story
  • Sarah Paulson known as Grace Schwab – Maternity Ward Story
  • Til Schweiger known as James Schwab – Maternity Ward Story
  • Carla Gugino known as Spiritual Dr. Morriset – Maternity Ward Story
  • Amber Bela Muse known as Nurse Risa – Maternity Ward Story
  • Peter Allen Vogt known as Male Nurse – Maternity Ward Story
  • Ross Ryman known as Pedicab Driver – Maternity Ward Story
  • Kal Parekh known as Male Obstetrician – Maternity Ward Story
  • Katherine Heigl known as Laura – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Jon Bon Jovi known as Jensen – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Sofía Vergara known as Ava – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Russell Peters known as Chef Sunil – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Serena Poon known as Chef Ming – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Sarge known as Monty – Jensen & Laura's Story
  • Ashton Kutcher known as Randy – Elevator Story
  • Lea Michele known as Elise – Elevator Story
  • James Belushi known as Building Super – Elevator Story
  • Lillian Lifflander known as Mrs. Lifflander – Elevator Story
  • Sarah Jessica Parker known as Kim – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Abigail Breslin known as Hailey – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Jake T. Austin known as Seth – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Mara Davi known as Mika – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Jaclyn Miller known as Choreographer – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Cassidy Reiff known as Piper – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Nat Wolff known as Walter – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Kendra Jain known as Kelly – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Julia Randall known as Julia – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Christian Fortune known as Cody – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Tatyana Disla known as Tatyana – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Chealy Phoung known as Chealy – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Marvin Braverman known as Vendor Marvin – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Alexandra Guthy known as Screaming Rocker Girl – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Denise Violante known as Female Cop Denise – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Katherine McNamara known as Lily Bowman – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Norman Bukofzer known as Newark Commuter – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Beth Kennedy known as Piper's Mom – Mother & Daughter Story
  • Josh Duhamel known as Sam – Ahern Party
  • Joey McIntyre known as Groom Rory – Ahern Party
  • Jackie Seiden known as Bride Trish – Ahern Party
  • Sean O'Bryan known as Pastor Edwin – Ahern Party
  • Larry Miller known as Harley – Ahern Party
  • Jack McGee known as Grandpa Jed – Ahern Party
  • Yeardley Smith known as Maude – Ahern Party
  • Benjamin McGowan known as Logan – Ahern Party
  • Jon-Christian Costable known as Duncan – Ahern Party
  • Juliette Angelo known as Sadie – Ahern Party (as Juliette Allen-Angelo)
  • Penny Marshall known as Herself – Ahern Party
  • Drena De Niro known as Ahern Waitress – Ahern Party
  • Vanessa I. Mendoza known as Leopard Print Girl – Ahern Party
  • Christine Lakin known as Waitress Alyssa – Ahern Party
  • Sandra Taylor known as Patty – Ahern Party
  • Shea Curry known as Wendy – Ahern Party
  • Earl Rose known as Pianist – Ahern Party
  • Johnny DeBrito known as Male Party Guest – Ahern Party
  • Samuel E. Mitchell known as Penny's Dance Partner – Ahern Party
  • Amar'e Stoudemire known as Party Dancer – Ahern Party
  • Cherry Jones known as Mrs. Rose Ahern – Ahern Party
  • Hilary Swank known as Claire Morgan – Times Square Story
  • Ludacris known as Brendan – Times Square Story (as Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges)
  • Kathleen Marshall known as Stage Manager Charlotte – Times Square Story
  • Joey Sorge known as Radio Reporter Arthur – Times Square Story
  • Rob Nagle known as Officer Nolan – Times Square Story
  • Matthew Walker known as Engineer Douglas – Times Square Story (as Matt Walker)
  • Wedil David known as Reporter Christina – Times Square Story
  • David Valcin known as Reporter Murphy – Times Square Story
  • Stephanie Fabian known as Reporter Lupe – Times Square Story
  • Patrick Collins known as Reporter Fadda – Times Square Story
  • Pat Battle known as Reporter Pat Battle – Times Square Story
  • Tom Hines known as Brady Finley – Times Square Story
  • Greg Wilson known as Wade the Aide – Times Square Story
  • Hector Elizondo known as Kominsky – Times Square Story
  • Anna A. White known as Ginger Adams – Times Square Story (as Anna Aimee White)
  • Sam Marshall known as Crowd-Surfing Kid – Times Square Story
  • Susan Silver known as Bunny Friedberg – Times Square Story
  • Emily Moss Wilson known as Crazy Jensen Fan – Times Square Story
  • Bob Weston known as Jensen Concert Police – Times Square Story
  • Lucy Woodward known as Backup Singer – Times Square Story
  • Stephanie Alexander known as Backup Singer – Times Square Story
  • Nicole Michele Sobchack known as Kissing Reveler #1 – Times Square Story
  • Anna Kulinova known as Kissing Reveler #2 – Times Square Story
  • Rylie J. Neale known as Kissing Female Cop – Times Square Story
  • Lily Marshall-Fricker known as Reveler Lucy Camille – Times Square Story
  • Lori Marshall known as Reveler Ms. Camille – Times Square Story
  • Ryan Seacrest known as Himself – Times Square Story
  • Roman Blat known as Times Square Patron (uncredited)
  • Michael Bloomberg known as Himself (uncredited)
  • Matthew Broderick known as Mr. Buellerton (uncredited)
  • Daniel R Cooper known as Elevator Party Tenant (uncredited)
  • Meredith Croft known as Reveler (uncredited)
  • Marc I. Daniels known as NYC Commuter (uncredited)
  • Angel Dillemuth known as Flyer Distributer (uncredited)
  • Melody Garcia known as Times Square Mom (uncredited)
  • Jessica Guadix known as Times Square Rep (uncredited)
  • Rosemary Howard known as Pedicab Pedestrian (uncredited)
  • Alex Kruz known as Music Executive / Party Guest (uncredited)
  • Riyad Lahnin known as Reveler (uncredited)
  • Robert Leckington known as Times Square Partier (uncredited)
  • John Lithgow known as Jonathan Cox (uncredited)
  • John A. Locke known as Masked Ball Attendee (uncredited)
  • John Mancini known as Bicycle Messenger (uncredited)
  • Josh McBride known as Stage Hand (uncredited)
  • Mike J. McNulty known as Reveler (uncredited)
  • Leroy S. Mobley known as Christian (uncredited)
  • Mario Moise Fontaine known as Jensen Security (uncredited)
  • Olan Montgomery known as Cowboy (uncredited)
  • Alessandro Nicolaci known as Athlete (uncredited)
  • Steven James Price known as Masquerade Ball Dancer (uncredited)
  • Katy Russell known as Times Square Enthusiast (uncredited)
  • Ryss known as NYC Commuter (uncredited)
  • Michael Shapiro known as Organist (uncredited)
  • McKenzie Shea known as Jensen Fan (uncredited)
  • Casey Smith known as Kissing Reveler (uncredited)
  • Aspen Steib known as Kissing Girl (uncredited)
  • Mark Steiger known as Record Label Employee (uncredited)
  • Stacey Van Gorder known as Mrs. Troken (uncredited)
  • Barbara Vincent known as Times Square Partier (uncredited)
  • Odette Warder known as Partygoer (uncredited)
  • Paul Weaver known as Partygoer (uncredited)
  • Steven Weisz known as NYPD Sergeant (uncredited)
  • Misha Whalen known as Times Square Reveler (uncredited)
  • Paul Yarbrough known as Times Square Patron (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Vivian Baker known as makeup artist: Hilary Swank
  • Angel De Angelis known as hair department head
  • Jerry DeCarlo known as hairstylist: Robert De Niro
  • Sean Flanigan known as hairstylist: Katherine Heigl
  • Jeong-Hwa Fonkalsrud known as makeup artist
  • Paula Kelly known as additional make up artist
  • Nicki Ledermann known as makeup department head
  • Tracey Levy known as makeup artist: Mr. Kutcher
  • Amanda Miller known as wig maker
  • Mia Neal known as key hair stylist
  • Rod Ortega known as hair designer: Ms Parker
  • Tania Ribalow known as key makeup artist
  • Sian Richards known as personal makeup artist: Halle Berry
  • Mary Anne Spano known as assistant makeup artist
  • Colleen Wheeler known as hair department head: re-shoots
  • Carla White known as makeup artist: Robert DeNiro
  • Natalie Young known as key makeup artist: re-shoot

Art Department:

  • Nikki Black known as assistant art director
  • Diana Burton known as property master
  • Philip Canfield known as leadman
  • Katie Clinebelle known as on-set dresser: re-shoot
  • Isobel Dryburgh known as art department assistant
  • Lydia Fine known as art department assistant
  • Scott Gertsen known as key carpenter
  • Thomas Hocking known as best boy construction grip
  • Arlo Hoffman known as on-set greens
  • Warren Jorgensen known as camera scenic artist
  • Hila Katz known as art department coordinator: set decoration
  • Ana Lombardo known as assistant property master
  • Jeffrey D. McDonald known as assistant art director
  • Jose Pavon known as property master: second unit
  • Lisa Scoppa known as assistant set decorator
  • Sha-Sha Shiau known as art department coordinator
  • David Stein known as assistant art director
  • Gillian Stoneburner known as set dec assistant: reshoots
  • Maki Takenouchi known as graphic designer
  • Emmy Thelander known as art department assistant
  • Joan Winters known as assistant art director




Production Companies:

  • New Line Cinema (presents)
  • Rice Films (as Wayne Rice)
  • Karz Entertainment
  • New York Streets Film Projects (in association with)

Other Companies:

  • Liquid Soul Media  marketing and publicity
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  grip and lighting equipment
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Digital Media Services (DMS)  digital asset management
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • EMS Payroll  extras payroll services
  • Lightnin' Production Rentals  transportation equipment
  • Method Design  main title
  • Pictorvision  Eclipse aerial camera system
  • Scarlet Letters  titles
  • Soundelux  post-production sound services
  • Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging  digital intermediate services
  • WaterTower Music  soundtrack


  • AcmeFilm (2011) (Lithuania) (theatrical)
  • Columbia TriStar Warner Filmes de Portugal (2011) (Portugal) (theatrical)
  • FS Film (2011) (Finland) (theatrical)
  • Village Films (2011) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment (2011) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (2011) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (France) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
  • Warner Bros. (2011) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Argentina Video Home (2012) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Argentina Video Home (2012) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Method Studios
  • Pyro/Fx Entertainment Group

Visual Effects by:

  • Jason Bond known as visual effects artist
  • Cara Buckley known as head of production: Method Studios NYC
  • Charles Bunnag known as digital artist
  • Michael Colburn known as digital compositor
  • Zachary Cole known as compositor
  • Chad E. Collier known as data technician: Method Studios
  • Matt Conway known as matte painter
  • Robert Nicholas Dauphinais known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Brent Droog known as visual effects artist
  • Mathias Frodin known as digital compositor
  • Alex Gitler known as compositing supervisor: Method Studios
  • Rachel Faith Hanson known as visual effects coordinator
  • Michael S. Harbour known as compositor
  • Chris Holmes known as production executive: ICO VFX
  • Alexander Jacquet known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Samuel Jørgensen known as digital compositor
  • Alice Kahn known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Jeffrey Kalmus known as visual effects supervisor: ICO VFX
  • Raechel Kasprzak known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios (as Raechel Rowland)
  • James Kuroda known as senior digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Tram Le known as visual effects producer: Method NYC
  • Steve McLafferty known as visual effects artist
  • Kama Moiha known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Andy Mower known as compositor: Method Studios
  • Marc Nanjo known as senior compositor: Method Studios
  • Vinh Nguyen known as compositor
  • David Piombino known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Lesley Robson-Foster known as visual effects supervisor
  • Wendy Seddon known as digital compositor
  • Jay Shindell known as visual effects
  • Thomas J. Smith known as visual effects supervisor
  • Doug Spilatro known as visual effects artist
  • Hirofumi Takeda known as digital compositor
  • Shannon Triplett known as vfx production coordinator: ICO VFX
  • Michele C. Vallillo known as visual effects producer: Method Studios
  • Nancey S. Wallis known as senior digital compositor
  • Sean Ware known as visual effects production supervisor
  • Matt Wilson known as compositor
  • Eddie Offermann known as software developer (uncredited)
  • Eddie Offermann known as visual effects color (uncredited)
  • Chris B. Schnitzer known as director of visual effects: Warner Bros. (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 5 December 2011 (Hollywood, California) (premiere)
  • Argentina 8 December 2011
  • Australia 8 December 2011
  • Denmark 8 December 2011
  • Germany 8 December 2011
  • Greece 8 December 2011
  • Hungary 8 December 2011
  • Israel 8 December 2011
  • Netherlands 8 December 2011
  • Philippines 8 December 2011
  • Singapore 8 December 2011
  • Slovenia 8 December 2011
  • UK 8 December 2011
  • Brazil 9 December 2011
  • Bulgaria 9 December 2011
  • Canada 9 December 2011
  • Estonia 9 December 2011
  • Finland 9 December 2011
  • India 9 December 2011
  • Ireland 9 December 2011
  • Lithuania 9 December 2011
  • Norway 9 December 2011
  • Poland 9 December 2011
  • USA 9 December 2011
  • Malta 14 December 2011
  • Portugal 15 December 2011
  • Panama 16 December 2011
  • Belgium 21 December 2011
  • France 21 December 2011
  • Kuwait 22 December 2011
  • Lebanon 22 December 2011
  • Italy 23 December 2011
  • Japan 23 December 2011
  • Spain 23 December 2011
  • Sweden 25 December 2011
  • Turkey 30 December 2011
  • Hong Kong 5 January 2012
  • Indonesia 6 January 2012
  • Georgia 12 January 2012
  • Kazakhstan 12 January 2012
  • Russia 12 January 2012
  • Armenia 2 February 2012
  • Serbia 24 April 2012 (DVD premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for language including some sexual references



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