The Words follows young writer Rory Jansen who finally achieves long sought after literary success after publishing the next great American novel. There's only one catch - he didn't write it. As the past comes back to haunt him and his literary star continues to rise, Jansen is forced to confront the steep price that must be paid for stealing another man's work, and for placing ambition and success above life's most fundamental three words.

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  1. Lee Sternthal

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Brian Klugman

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bradley Cooper

    Bradley Cooper

    Rory Jansen

  2. Zoe Saldana

    Zoe Saldana

    Dora Jansen

  3. Jeremy Irons

    Jeremy Irons

    The Old Man

  4. Dennis Quaid

    Dennis Quaid

    Clay Hammond

  5. Olivia Wilde

    Olivia Wilde


  6. J.K. Simmons

    J.K. Simmons

    Mr. Jansen

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 36m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue $13,231,461.00

Homepage http://www.thewordsmovie.com/

Release Information

  • September 7, 2012
    PG-13, Theatrical



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