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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 734 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 20 March 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 140 min
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The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

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  • IMDb page: The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
  • Rate: 7.9/10 total 734 votes 
  • Genre: Crime | Drama
  • Release Date: 20 March 2013 (France)
  • Runtime: 140 min
  • Filming Location: Glenville, New York, USA
  • Director: Derek Cianfrance
  • Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes|See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Mike Patton   

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Derek Cianfrance  writer
  • Ben Coccio 
  • Darius Marder 

Known Trivia

  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ginnifer Goodwin auditioned for the role of Jennifer.
  • Greta Gerwig was originally cast as Jennifer, but was forced to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
  • Much of the filming for this movie was done on location in Schenectady, New York. The title comes from the name of the city of Schenectady, which is the Mohawk word for “beyond the pine plains.”

Plot: A motorcycle stunt rider considers committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician. Full summary » |  »

Story: A mysterious and mythical motorcycle racer, Luke, (Ryan Gosling) drives out of a traveling carnival globe of death and whizzes through the backstreets of Schenectady, New York, desperately trying to connect with a former lover, Romina, (Eva Mendes) who recently and secretly gave birth to the stunt rider's son. In an attempt to provide for his new family, Luke quits the carnival life and commits a series of bank robberies aided by his superior riding ability. The stakes rise as Luke is put on a collision course with an ambitious police officer, Avery Cross, (Bradley Cooper) looking to quickly move up the ranks in a police department riddled with corruption. The sweeping drama unfolds over fifteen years as the sins of the past haunt the present days lives of two high school boys wrestling with the legacy they've inherited. The only refuge is found in the place beyond the pines.Written by StudioCanal  

FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • Matt Berenson known as executive producer
  • Lynette Howell known as producer
  • Sidney Kimmel known as producer
  • Katie McNeill known as associate producer
  • Alex Orlovsky known as producer
  • Jamie Patricof known as producer
  • Crystal Powell known as associate producer
  • Jim Tauber known as executive producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Ryan Gosling known as Luke
  • Bradley Cooper known as Avery Cross
  • Rose Byrne known as Jennifer
  • Eva Mendes known as Romina
  • Ray Liotta known as Deluca
  • Dane DeHaan known as Jason
  • Ben Mendelsohn known as Robin Van Der Zee
  • Bruce Greenwood known as Bill Killcullen
  • Mahershala Ali known as Kofi (as Mahershalalhashbaz Ali)
  • Harris Yulin known as Al
  • Robert Clohessy known as Chief Weirzbowski
  • Emory Cohen known as AJ
  • Olga Merediz known as Malena
  • Gabe Fazio known as Scott
  • Kevin Craig West known as Sergeant
  • Jim Powers known as Altimont Carney
  • Sabrina Lott known as Church attendee
  • Ephraim Benton known as Benny
  • Jeremiah Bagley known as Cokehead
  • Vanessa Thorpe known as Court Officer
  • Jennifer Sober known as Public Defender
  • Anthony Pizza known as Baby Jason
  • Jerry Gretzinger known as News Anchor
  • Michael Marino known as Ari
  • Luca Pierucci known as Doc Crowley
  • Subrina Dhammi known as Reporter #1
  • Whitney Hudson known as Whitney
  • Kayla Smalls known as Vanessa
  • Emilio Pagan-Yourno known as Sketchy Student
  • Patrick Husted known as Preacher
  • Joe B. McCarthy known as Campaign Advisor (as Joe McCarthy)
  • Jefrey Pollock known as Campaign Advisor
  • Mark J. Caruso known as Court Lawyer
  • Jessica Layton known as Reporter #2
  • Moriah Osta known as Party Girl / Highschool Student
  • Steve Ritzko known as Dealer
  • Marybeth Leo-Smullen known as Reporter
  • Jan Libertucci known as Nurse
  • Cynthia Pelletier-Sullivan known as Teller
  • Karen Gazda known as Mediator
  • Kevin Green known as Interrogating Cop
  • Dean Denisio known as Dean
  • George Forrester known as HS Gym Teacher
  • Mike Barry known as News Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Joseph Basile known as Smoking Man Outside Beat Up Home (uncredited)
  • April Crisafulli known as Bank Hostage (uncredited)
  • Sarah Curcio known as Guidance Counselor (uncredited)
  • Julie E. Davis known as Pharmacy Patron (uncredited)
  • Andrew Krakat known as High School Student (uncredited)
  • Benjamin Lott known as Church attendee (uncredited)
  • Gail Martino known as Teller (uncredited)
  • Lindsay McKearn known as Party Girl (uncredited)
  • Kimberly Moore known as Party Girl 1 (uncredited)
  • Mark Musto known as Strip Club Patron (uncredited)
  • Byron Nilsson known as Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
  • Steve Powers known as HeartThrobs Tent (uncredited)
  • Daniel Rayome known as Fairgoer (uncredited)
  • Don Rittner known as Bank Patron (uncredited)
  • Casey Roberts known as Fair patron (uncredited)
  • John Romeo known as Fat Man in Tent (uncredited)
  • Nicole Signore known as Bank Hostage (uncredited)
  • Craig Van Hook known as Jack (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:

  • Michael Fontaine known as special makeup effects artist
  • Patricia Grande known as hair department head
  • David Kalahiki known as key makeup artist
  • Chris Kelly known as prosthetics crew
  • Michael Maddi known as makeup crew
  • Michael Marino known as special effects makeup designer
  • Lori McCoy-Bell known as hair stylist: Bradley Cooper
  • Medusah known as hair stylist for Ryan Gosling
  • David Presto known as special effects makeup coordinator
  • Gregory Purcell known as hair stylist
  • Janeen Schreyer known as makeup artist: Bradley Cooper
  • Leo Won known as makeup department head

Art Department:

  • Matthew Amenta known as on-set dresser
  • James Anziano known as set dresser
  • John Ashton known as set dresser
  • David Branum known as set dresser
  • Liza Donatelli known as props
  • Isaac Gabaeff known as props
  • Arthur Jongewaard known as art department coordinator
  • Mat Kowalski known as leadman
  • Laura Lerner known as charge scenic
  • Gray Madder known as picture car coordinator
  • Richard Peete known as assistant property master
  • Dylan Pettengill known as art department production assistant
  • Michael Powsner known as assistant property master
  • Bridget Rafferty known as art department production assistant
  • Max Sherwood known as property master
  • Gary Sless known as mechanic




Production Companies:

  • Electric City Entertainment
  • Hunting Lane Films
  • Pines Productions
  • Sidney Kimmel Entertainment
  • Silverwood Films
  • Verisimilitude

Other Companies:

  • ARRI / Camera Service Center  camera equipment provided by
  • Company 3  digital intermediate
  • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
  • Dolby Laboratories  sound mix
  • OneZero Productions  post-production
  • Studio Line  post-production sound services (ISDN/ADR)
  • Trevanna Post  post-production accounting


  • Bir Film (2013) (Turkey) (all media)
  • Focus Features (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Independent Films (2013) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • StudioCanal (2013) (France) (theatrical)
  • Ascot Elite Entertainment Group (2012) (Switzerland) (all media)
  • Eagle Films (2013) (Non-USA) (all media) (middle east)
  • Mongkol Major (2012) (Thailand) (all media)
  • Seven Films (2013) (Greece) (all media)
  • Tanweer Films (2011) (India) (all media)
  • TriPictures (2012) (Spain) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Company 3 NY (digital intermediate)

Visual Effects by:

  • Igor Boshoer known as pipeline technical director: Method Studios
  • Cara Buckley known as head of production: Method Studios NYC
  • Alice Kahn known as visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
  • Alexander Köhl known as digital compositor
  • Ryan Leonard known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • David Marte known as rotoscope supervisor: Method Studios
  • David Piombino known as digital compositor: Method Studios
  • Jim Rider known as visual effects supervisor: method studios
  • Wendy Seddon known as digital compositor
  • Raven Sia known as visual effects producer

Release Date:

  • Canada 7 September 2012 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • France 20 March 2013
  • Belgium 27 March 2013
  • Denmark 28 March 2013
  • Italy 28 March 2013
  • Norway 29 March 2013
  • Sweden 29 March 2013
  • USA 29 March 2013 (limited)
  • Netherlands 4 April 2013
  • UK 12 April 2013
  • Australia 9 May 2013
  • Russia 16 May 2013
  • Germany 20 June 2013

MPAA: Rated R for language throughout, some violence, teen drug and alcohol use, and a sexual reference



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