A Thousand Words (2012)

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A Thousand Words Release Date
March 9, 2012
A Thousand Words Synopsis
Eddie Murphy is Jack McCall, a fast-talking literary agent, who can close any deal, any time, any way. He has set his sights on New Age guru Dr. Sinja (Cliff Curtis) for his own selfish purposes. But Dr. Sinja is on to him, and Jack's life comes unglued after a magical Bodhi tree mysteriously appears in his backyard. With every word Jack speaks, a leaf falls from the tree and he realizes that when the last leaf falls, both he and the tree are toast. Words have never failed Jack McCall, but now he's got to stop talking and conjure up some outrageous ways to communicate or he's a goner.
A Thousand Words Credits
Starring: Eddie Murphy, Cliff Curtis, Kerry Washington
Directed by: Brian Robbins
Produced by: Nicolas Cage, Alain Chabat, Stephanie Danan, Norman Golightly, Brian Robbins, Sharla Sumpter
MPAA Rating: [ PG-13 ]
Distributor: DreamWorks Distribution, DreamWorks SKG, Paramount Pictures
Release Date:  March 9, 2012
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