The Identical

September 5th 2014
  • ,
  • PG,
  • 107 min,
  • Freestyle Releasing
  • Cast: Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta, Amanda Crew, Seth Green, Danny Woodburn, Brian Geraghty, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, Erin Cottrell, Waylon Payne, Noah Urrea, Andrea Collins, J. Karen Thomas, Leslie Mills, Michael Joiner, Sarah Marie Brown, John Newberg, Joe McDougall, Lisa Stewart, Jeremy Walker, Glenn Cartwright, Kathy Walton Pulley, Criss Cheatham, Sarah Ruccio, Rod Hoell, Ben Joyce, Omar Lagudali, Allee Sutton Hethcoat, Adam McCants, Courtnea Hyland, Colin Cary, Rachele Bailey, Harry P. Castros, David G. Baker, Brad Jones, Chris Woodson, Erica Smith, T.J. Cates, Ashley Coughlin, Erica Bryan, Keith Sausedo, Jermal Ware, Ian Mitchell, Darcey Stewart Jr., Moiba Mustapha, Teena Flowers, Nathaniel Muzer, Brie Beckman, Jamie Vincent, Kevin L. Shell, Jim Bronaugh, Matt Plunk, Sandra Godsey
  • Director: Dustin Marcellino
  • Writer: Howard Klausner
  • Producers: J. Clarke Gallivan, Howard Klausner, Dustin Marcellino, Mark G. Mathis, Joe McDougall, Matt Russell, Coke Sams, Clio Tegel
  • Co Producers: Jerry Marcellino, Jordan Marcellino, Don Noes
  • Associate Producers: Josh Diamond, Adam McCants, Kelly L. Frey Sr.
  • Executive Producers: Michael Johnson, Yochanan Marcellino
  • Art Direction: Liba Daniels
  • Castings: Lindsay Graham, Mary Vernieu
  • D.O.P.: Karl Walter Lindenlaub
  • Editor: Rick Shaine
  • Makeup: Kim Collea
  • Production Design: Keith Brian Burns


A pastor's son who feels a call to sing, not preach, learns a shocking secret about his life that explains his past and shapes his future in THE IDENTICAL, a drama set against the backdrop of rock'n'roll's 1950-1970s heyday.

Ryan Wade grows up during the Great Depression as the adopted child of a country pastor and his wife, unaware he is not their biological son. Ryan is directed by his father to become a preacher - a life he grows increasingly disinterested in as he embraces his real dream: writing and playing music.

Encouraged by his wife and best friend, Ryan embarks on an unpredictable, provocative path - performing the legendary music of rock'n roll icon Drexel Hemsley in sold-out venues all across the country.

But when the two men's destinies tragically collide, Ryan discovers Drexel is more than just his inspiration: he's his identical twin brother that was separated from him at birth. A reeling Ryan is left to question everything he's ever believed about his family, his dream and discovering his destiny.

Despite their very different upbringings, the boys’ shared passion for music causes their lives to unknowingly intersect as they experience a powerful and mysterious connection often felt by twins. Drexel Hemsley becomes a rock and roll legend, while Ryan Wade struggles to find a balance between his love and vision for music and trying to please his adoptive father, Reverend Wade.

This film, spanning from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, is a captivating journey about the restoration and the reconciliation of a family broken apart by culture, devotion, creed and tradition.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Filming Locations: Nashville, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Thematic material and smoking
  • Production Budget: $12 million
  • Production Companies: City of Peace Films, Identical Production Company

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 6 November 2014: Brazil