Road to Perdition

2002 American crime film directed by Sam Mendes

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.

Road to Perdition
Directed bySam Mendes
Produced bySam Mendes
Richard D. Zanuck
Dean Zanuck
Screenplay byDavid Self
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

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 datesEdit

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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