A year after his father's death, Oskar, a troubled young boy, discovers a mysterious key he believes was left for him by his father and embarks on a scavenger hunt to find the matching lock.
United States of America
Thomas Horn (Oskar Schell), Tom Hanks (Thomas Schell), Sandra Bullock (Linda Schell), Max von Sydow (The Renter), John Goodman (Stan the Doorman), Viola Davis (Abby Black), Jeffrey Wright (William Black) more..., Zoe Caldwell (Oskar's Grandmother), Hazelle Goodman (Hazelle Black), Adrian Martinez (Hector Black), Stephen Henderson (Walt the Locksmith), Dennis Hearn (Minister), Paul Klementowicz (Homeless Man), Julian Tepper (Deli Waiter), Caleb Reynolds (Schoolboy), Gregory Korostishevsky (Boris Black), Brooke Bloom (Astrid Black), Jenson Smith (Aurelia Black), Stephanie Kurtzuba (Elaine Black), Malachi Weir (Malachi Black), Lorna Guity Pruce (Locksmith Customer), Catherine Curtin (Leigh-Anne Black)
Eric Roth (Screenplay), Jonathan Safran Foer (Novel), Alexandre Desplat (Original Music Composer), Scott Rudin (Producer), David Davenport (Costume Supervisor), Ann Roth (Costume Design), Claire Simpson (Editor) more..., Chris Menges (Director of Photography), K.K. Barrett (Production Design), Peter Rogness (Art Direction), George DeTitta Jr. (Set Decoration), Celia D. Costas (Executive Producer), Mark Roybal (Executive Producer), Nora Skinner (Executive Producer), Eli Bush (Co-Producer), Tarik Karam (Co-Producer), Jayne-Ann Tenggren (Associate Producer), Danny Michael (Sound Mixer), Heather Gross (Sound Effects Editor), Skip Lievsay (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Skip Lievsay (Supervising Sound Editor), Paul Urmson (Sound Re-Recording Mixer), Blake Leyh (Supervising Sound Editor), Renuka Ballal (Visual Effects Producer), Mitchell Ferm (Visual Effects Producer), Kevin Scott Mack (Visual Effects Supervisor), Megan Asbee (Set Costumer), Martha Smith (Set Costumer), Louise McCarthy (Makeup Department Head), Michael Auszura (Assistant Art Director), I. Javier Ameijeiras (Assistant Art Director),
Paramount, Scott Rudin Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures
Thomas Schell tells his son Oskar that his mother brought him to the same swings. "If you don't try, you'll never know."
Oskar Schell is crossing the Manhattan Bridge Pedestrian Path and remembers the story his father told him about the swings in Central Park.
Oskar Schel is climbing the rock to be alone.
The apartment of the Schell family.