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The Vanishing of Sidney Hall (2018)

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $0Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $7,296 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $31,249 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $38,545
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After publishing a bestselling novel based on the death of one of his high school classmates, the controversial writer Sidney Hall finds himself catapulted to unexpected fame and renown. His relationship with his girlfriend begins to fall apart as the dark consequences of the book intrude on their life together, and he disappears without a trace. Nearly a decade later, an enigmatic detective searches for the missing author, whose books are connected to a string of mysterious arsons.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 2nd, 2018 (Limited) by A24
Video Release: March 20th, 2018 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: R for language and some sexual references.
(Rating bulletin 2468 (Cert #50942), 3/22/2017)
Running Time: 117 minutes
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Keywords: Writing and Writers, Missing Person, Big Break, Relationships Gone Wrong, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Super Crispy Entertainment, Fuzzy Logic, Jonathan Schwartz
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Sidney Hall

Supporting Cast

Elle Fanning    Melody
Michelle Monaghan    Mrs. Hall
Nathan Lane    Harold
Kyle Chandler    The Searcher
Margaret Qualley    Alexandra
Blake Jenner    Brett Newport
Tim Blake Nelson    Johan
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II    Duane
Janina Gavankar    Gina

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Production and Technical Credits

Shawn Christensen    Screenwriter
Jason Dolan    Screenwriter
Jonathan Schwartz    Producer
Audrey Wilf    Executive Producer
Zygi Wilf    Executive Producer
Logan Lerman    Executive Producer
Shawn Christensen    Executive Producer
Jolian Blevins    Co-Producer
Fielder Jewett    Co-Producer
Sabine Hoffman    Editor
Clem Engle    Editor
Daniel Katz    Director of Photography
Lisa Myers    Production Designer
Stacey Berman    Costume Designer
Brienne Rose    Music Supervisor
Darren Morze    Composer
Damien Fleau    Additional Music
Richard Hicks    Casting Director

Home Market Releases for March 20th, 2018

March 20th, 2018


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Limited and VOD Releases: Oscars Scare Away Big Limited Releases

March 2nd, 2018


Oscar night is on Sunday, so moviegoers who are most interested in limited releases are distracted. This explains why there are no big titles that are expected to do well at the box office. There are some films worth checking out, like Foxtrot and Mohawk, but most on this list will do better on Video on Demand than they will in theaters. More...

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