Films

Case 39

October 1st 2010
  • Horror/Suspense,
  • R,
  • 109 min,
  • Paramount Pictures
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  • Cast: Renée Zellweger, Jodelle Ferland, Ian McShane, Bradley Cooper, Kerry O'Malley, Callum Keith Rennie, Adrian Lester, Georgia Craig, Cynthia Stevenson, Tiffany Knight, Cindy Sungu, Philip Cabrita, J. Winston Carroll, Mary Black, Domenico D'Ambrosio, Michael Bean, Lesley Ewen, Jane Braithwaite, Paul Duchart, Bill Mondy, David Patrick Green, Davin Mackay, Sarah-Jane Redmond, Benita Ha, Dee Jay Jackson, Ryan Harder, Suzanne Bastien, Darryl Quon
  • Director: Christian Alvart
  • Writer: Ray Wright
  • Producers: Steve Golin, Kevin Misher, Scott Thaler
  • Co Producers: Lisa Bruce, Alix Madigan
  • Art Directions: Ross Dempster, Dan Hermansen, Sandi Tanaka
  • Castings: Heike Brandstatter, Sarah Finn, Randi Hiller, Coreen Mayrs
  • Costume Design: Monique Prudhomme
  • D.O.P.: Hagen Bogdanski
  • Editor: Mark Goldblatt
  • Makeup: Lisa Love
  • Music: Michl Britsch
  • Production Design: John Willett
  • Set Decoration: Andrea French

Storyline

"Case 39" is a horror film starring Renée Zellweger as family services social worker Emily Jenkins. Emily thinks she has seen it all until she meets her newest, most mysterious case, troubled 10-year old Lilith Sullivan (Jodelle Ferland). Emily's worst fears are confirmed when the parents try to kill Lilith, their only daughter. Emily saves her and decides to take her in herself until the right foster family comes along.

Basic Information

  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Filming Locations: Los Angeles, USA; Vancouver, USA
  • MPAA Warning: Violence and terror, including disturbing images
  • Production Budget: $27 million
  • Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Misher Films, Anonymous Content, Case 39 Productions
  • Production Schedule: 6 September 2006 - December 2006

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Trivia

Chloe Moretz and Isabelle Fuhrman were considered for the part of Lillith.

While shooting one of the fire scenes for the movie, a special effect fire got out of control and burned the whole set down, including the studio stage it was built into and almost all of the crew's equipment. Nobody was seriously injured and filming resumed the very next day with equipment being hauled in from all over the world.

With one exception, all the shots with Renée Zellweger being close to and around fire are real (practical effects). The one CG-enhanced shot is the wide angle of her sitting passively on the couch while the room was burning around her. This was shot twice: Once with her and no fire and once with fire and no Renée.

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Worldwide Release Dates

  • 13 August 2009: New Zealand
  • 28 August 2009: Spain
  • 3 September 2009: Russia, Ukraine
  • 4 September 2009: Kazakhstan
  • 10 September 2009: South Korea
  • 11 September 2009: Sweden
  • 8 October 2009: United Arab Emirates
  • 16 October 2009: Indonesia
  • 23 October 2009: Lithuania
  • 5 November 2009: Australia, Kuwait
  • 6 November 2009: Turkey
  • 25 November 2009: Egypt
  • 26 November 2009: Singapore
  • 27 November 2009: Taiwan
  • 3 December 2009: Hong Kong
  • 4 December 2009: Mexico, Poland
  • 14 January 2010: Malaysia, Portugal
  • 15 January 2010: Romania
  • 19 January 2010: Italy
  • 21 January 2010: Thailand
  • 3 February 2010: Philippines
  • 5 March 2010: Ireland, UK, Venezuela
  • 11 March 2010: Germany
  • 17 March 2010: Belgium
  • 18 March 2010: Netherlands
  • 8 April 2010: Argentina, Peru
  • 9 April 2010: Brazil, Panama
  • 6 July 2010: France
  • 23 July 2010: Japan