• 2010
  • R
  • 105 min
  • USA
  • drama, thriller

Parole officer Jack Mabry has only a few weeks left before retirement and wishes to finish out the cases he's been assigned. One such case is that of Gerald 'Stone' Creeson, a convicted arsonist who is up for parole. Jack is initially reluctant to indulge Stone in the coarse banter he wishes to pursue and feels little sympathy for the prisoner's pleads for an early release. Seeing little hope in convincing Jack himself, Stone arranges for his wife to seduce the officer, but motives and intentions steadily blur amidst the passions and buried secrets of the corrupted players in this deadly game of deception.

Director: John Curran

Writer: Angus MacLachlan

Stars: Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, Milla Jovovich, Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj

Stone boasts a cast that includes Robert De Niro, Edward Norton, and Milla Jovovich, and it features strong dialogue, but it's ultimately undone by its heavy-handed symbolism and overabundant plot twists.

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  • John Curran
    John Curran
    John Curran (born September 11, 1960) is an American film director and screenwriter. Born in Utica, New York, Curran studied illustration and design at Syracuse University, then worked as an illustrator, graphic designer, and production designer in Manhattan before moving to Sydney, Australia in 1986. There he worked on television commercials before writing and directing the short film Down...

Main Cast


Tagline: Some People Tell Lies. Others Live Them.

Motion Picture Rating: R

Genres: drama, thriller

Keywords: prison, fire, manipulation, seduction, vegetarian, playground, deception, arson, parole, arsonist, convict, house fire


Producer: Holly Wiersma, Jordan Schur, David Mimran

Editor: Alexandre de Franceschi

Casting: Laura Rosenthal

Director of photography: Maryse Alberti

Costume design: Victoria Farrell

Executive producer: Avi Lerner, Trevor Short, Danny Dimbort, René Besson

Associate producer: Jake Hoffman, ,

Production design: Tim Grimes

Details and Technical Specs

Runtime: 105 min

Country: USA

Language: English

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

Color: Color