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The Words

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2012 | PG-13 | Drama Romance | 1hr, 36m

A writer at the peak of success discovers the price he must pay for stealing another man's work.

U.S. Release Date

The Words release date was Friday, September 7, 2012. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

On Blu-ray & DVD

Monday, December 24, 2012

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Bradley Cooper
Rory Jansen
Jeremy Irons
The Old Man
Dennis Quaid
Clay Hammond
Olivia Wilde
Ben Barnes
The Young Man

Directed by

Brian Klugman
Lee Sternthal


Brian Klugman
Lee Sternthal


Rating MPAA

PG-13 for brief strong language and smoking

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Starring Bradley Cooper, Oscar(R)-winner Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoe Saldana, the layered romantic drama The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.
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Shooting Locations

  • June 2011: MontrĂ©al, Quebec, Canada

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  • Is this movie based on a book?
  • No, the film is based on an original screenplay by Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal.

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