Road to Perdition

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Road to Perdition
Directed bySam Mendes
Produced bySam Mendes
Richard D. Zanuck
Dean Zanuck
Screenplay byDavid Self
Based onRoad to Perdition
by Max Allan Collins
Richard Piers Rayner
Starring
Music byThomas Newman
CinematographyConrad L. Hall
Edited byJill Bilcock
Production
company
Distributed byDreamWorks Pictures (North America)
20th Century Fox (International)
Release date
July 12, 2002
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$80 million
Box office$181 million

Road to Perdition is a 2002 American crime drama movie directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self from the graphic novel of the same name written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner. It stars Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig. The story takes place in 1931, during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered the rest of their family.

Filming took place in the Chicago area. Mendes, having recently finished 1999's acclaimed American Beauty, pursued a story that had minimal dialogue and conveyed emotion in the imagery. Cinematographer Conrad L. Hall took advantage of the environment to create symbolism for the movie, for which he won several awards, including a posthumous Academy Award for Best Cinematography. The movie explores several themes, including the consequence of violence and father-son relationships.

The movie was released on July 12, 2002, and grossed over $180 million worldwide. The cinematography, setting, and the lead performances by Hanks and Newman were well received by critics. It was released on home media on February 25, 2003.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 Canada 12 July 2002
 United States 12 July 2002
 Colombia 26 July 2002
 Argentina 29 August 2002
 New Zealand 29 August 2002
 Mexico 30 August 2002
  Switzerland 5 September 2002 (German speaking region)
 Germany 5 September 2002
 Austria 6 September 2002
 Spain 6 September 2002
 Belgium 11 September 2002
 France 11 September 2002
 South Korea 13 September 2002
 Portugal 13 September 2002
 Taiwan 13 September 2002
 Denmark 20 September 2002
 South Africa 20 September 2002
 Hong Kong 26 September 2002
 Chile 27 September 2002
 Estonia 27 September 2002
 United Kingdom 27 September 2002
 Ireland 27 September 2002
 Panama 27 September 2002
 Romania 27 September 2002
 Russia 27 September 2002
 Sweden 27 September 2002
 Egypt 2 October 2002
 Israel 3 October 2002
 Finland 4 October 2002
 Lithuania 4 October 2002
 Latvia 4 October 2002
 Norway 4 October 2002
 Japan 5 October 2002
 Australia 10 October 2002
 Malaysia 10 October 2002
 Brazil 11 October 2002
 Poland 18 October 2002
 Netherlands 24 October 2002
 Peru 24 October 2002
 Iceland 25 October 2002
 Hungary 7 November 2002
 Greece 8 November 2002
 Turkey 8 November 2002
 Czech Republic 14 November 2002
 Slovakia 14 November 2002
 Italy 13 December 2002
 Kuwait 6 May 2003

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