Reservation Road Cast and Crew | Focus Features

Based on the critically acclaimed novel of the same name by John Burnham Schwartz, Reservation Road is the compelling new dramatic thriller from two-time Academy Award-nominated writer/director Terry George (Hotel Rwanda). A tale of anger, revenge, and great courage, Reservation Road follows two fathers as their families and lives converge.

On a warm September evening, college professor Ethan Learner (two-time Academy Award nominee Joaquin Phoenix), his wife Grace (Academy Award winner Jennifer Connelly), and their daughter Emma (Elle Fanning) are attending a recital. Their 10-year-old son Josh (Sean Curley) is playing cello – beautifully, as usual. His younger sister looks up to him, and his parents are proud of their son. On the way home, they all stop at a gas station on Reservation Road. There, in one terrible instant, he is taken from them forever.

On a warm September evening, law associate Dwight Arno (Mark Ruffalo) and his 11-year-old son Lucas (Eddie Alderson) are attending a baseball game. Their favorite team, the Red Sox, is playing – and, hopefully, headed for the World Series. Dwight cherishes his time spent with Lucas. Driving his son back to his ex-wife, Lucas' mother Ruth Wheldon (Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino), Dwight heads toward his fateful encounter at Reservation Road.

The accident happens so fast that Lucas is all but unaware, while Ethan – the only witness – is all too aware, as a panicked Dwight speeds away. The police are called, and an investigation begins. Haunted by the tragedy, both fathers react in unexpected ways, as do Grace and Emma. As a reckoning looms, the two fathers are forced to make the hardest choices of their lives.

Ethan Learner

- Joaquin Phoenix

Dwight Arno

- Mark Ruffalo

Grace Learner

- Jennifer Connelly

Ruth Wheldon

- Mira Sorvino

Emma Learner

- Elle Fanning

Lucas Arno

- Eddie Alderson

Josh Learner - Sean Curley

Director

- Terry George

Writer

- John Burnham Schwartz

Producer

- Nick Wechsler

Producer

- A. Kitman Ho

Executive Producer

- Dean M. Leavitt

Executive Producer

- Gina Resnick

Director of Photography

- John Lindley, ASC

Production Designer

- Ford Wheeler

Editor

- Naomi Geraghty

Costume Designer

- Catherine George

Composer

- Mark Isham