DVD 85 mins IMDB 7.4 (6,190 votes)
The Woodsman
Newmarket Films (2003)
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(May 2005 )
USA  /  English

Kevin Bacon Walter
Kyra Sedgwick Vickie
Mos Def Sgt. Lucas
David Alan Grier Bob
Benjamin Bratt Carlos
Michael Shannon Rosen
Hannah Pilkes Robin
Carlos Leon Pedro
Eve Mary-Kay
Kevin Rice Candy
Jessica Nagle Annette
Liam Daniels Boy at playground
Joey Hazinsky Cherub
Clara Infinity Daniels Little Girl on Bus
Ashley C. Coombs Girl on Bus

Director Nicole Kassell
Producer Lee Daniels
Writer Steven Fechter; Nicole Kassell
Cinematography Xavier Pérez Grobet
Musician Nathan Larson
User Credit 1 Lisa Fruchtman; Brian A. Kates
User Credit 2 Frank L. Fleming

Writer/director Nicole Kassell makes her feature film debut with the drama The Woodsman. Co-written by Steven Fechter, the original script won first place at the Slamdance Screenplay Competition in 2001. Kevin Bacon plays Walter, a child molester who gets out of prison after serving a 12-year sentence. He returns to his old town and tries to start over by working at a woodyard. Fortunately, his brother-in-law (Benjamin Bratt) helps him get a place to live. He even strikes up a relationship with local gal Vickie (Bacon's real-life wife, Kyra Sedgwick). However, Walter still struggles with his past and the suspicions of co-worker Mary (Eve) and Detective Lucas (Mos Def). The Woodsman premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004 as part of the dramatic competition. — Andrea LeVasseur

Edition Details
Barcode 043396110014
Region Region 1
Release Date 4/12/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Director's Commentary
Deleted and Extended Scenes
"Getting it Made" Featurette
Bonus Previews
Personal Details
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 1 Sexuality, disturbing behavior and language.
User Text 2 What's the worst thing you ever did?
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Trivia: As part of the research, director Nicole Kassell conducted interviews with sex offenders and the therapists working with them. (more)

Goofs: Continuity: The length of Vicki's cigarette changes from almost smoked, to part-smoked to just lit when Walter first tells her about his past. (more)

Quotes: Walter: Uncommon beauty is commonly overlooked. (more)

Awards: 4 wins & 15 nominations (more)