Overview

Behrani, an Iranian immigrant buys a California bungalow, thinking he can fix it up, sell it again, and make enough money to send his son to college. However, the house is the legal property of former drug addict Kathy. After losing the house in an unfair legal dispute with the county, she is left with nowhere to go. Wanting her house back, she hires a lawyer and befriends a police officer. Neither Kathy nor Behrani have broken the law, so they find themselves involved in a difficult moral dilemma.

  1. Vadim Perelman

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Shawn Lawrence Otto

    Screenplay

  3. Andre Dubus III

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Jennifer Connelly

    Jennifer Connelly

    Kathy

  2. Ben Kingsley

    Ben Kingsley

    Behrani

  3. Ron Eldard

    Ron Eldard

    Lester

  4. Frances Fisher

    Frances Fisher

    Connie Walsh

  5. Kim Dickens

    Kim Dickens

    Carol Burdon

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House of Sand and Fog
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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 19, 2003
    R
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $16,500,000.00

Revenue $16,942,795.00

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