Relativity Media | Release Date: February 14, 2013
Summary: When a mysterious young woman named Katie appears in the small North Carolina town of Southport, her sudden arrival raises questions about her past. Beautiful yet self-effacing, Katie seems determined to avoid forming personal ties until a series of events draws her into two reluctant relationships: one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a kind heart and two young children; and another with her plainspoken single neighbor, Jo. Despite her reservations, Katie slowly begins to let down her guard, putting down roots in the close-knit community and becoming increasingly attached to Alex and his family. But even as Katie begins to fall in love, she struggles with the dark secret that still haunts and terrifies her . . . a past that set her on a fearful, shattering journey across the country, to the sheltered oasis of Southport. With Jo's empathic and stubborn support, Katie eventually realizes that she must choose between a life of transient safety and one of riskier rewards . . . and that in the darkest hour, love is the only true safe haven.
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Runtime: 115 min
Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material involving threatening behavior, and for violence and sexuality
Production: Relativity Media
Genres: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Country: USA
Languages: English, Portuguese
Home Release Date: May 7, 2013
Director Credit
Lasse Hallstrom Director
Writer Credit
Dana Stevens Screenplay
Gage Lansky Screenplay
Leslie Bohem Screenplay
Nicholas Sparks Novel
Principal Cast Credit
David Lyons Tierney
Irene Ziegler Mrs. Feldman
Josh Duhamel Alex
Julianne Hough Katie
Mimi Kirkland Lexie
Noah Lomax Josh
Robin Mullins Maddie
Cast Credit
Christine Baer Dancer, Ivan's Patron
Christopher Cozort Customer
Cobie Smulders Jo
Cullen Moss Officer Bass
Darrell Rackley Customer
David Lyons Tierney
George Dawe Lt. Blakely
Giulia Pagano Pushy Bus Woman
Irene Ziegler Mrs. Feldman
Jan Hartsell Female Boston Neighbor
Jasper Grey Bus Boy
Joe Montanti Cincinnati Bus Passenger
Jon Kohler Bus Station Clerk
Josh Duhamel Alex Wheatley
Juan Piedrahita Jr. Detective Ramirez
Julianne Hough Katie Feldman
Laura Avnaim Diner Patron
Lauren York Dunkin Donut's Girl
Mike Pniewski Lt. Robinson
Mimi Kirkland Lexie
Noah Lomax Josh
Paul Shaplin Cast
Red West Roger
Ric Reitz Police Chief Mulligan
Robert Seager Pedestrian
Robin Mullins Maddie
Scott Jecha Commercial Fisherman
T. Alloy Langenfeld Boston Detective
Tim Parati Bus Station Worker
Tora Hallstrom Ivan's Waitress
Wendy Wilmot Realtor
Producer Credit
Adam Fields Co-Producer
D. Scott Lumpkin Line Producer
Jason Beckman Executive Producer
Jason Colodne Executive Producer
Ken Halsband Co-Producer
Marty Bowen Producer
Nicholas Sparks Producer
Ryan Kavanaugh Producer
Shannon Gaulding Executive Producer
Tracey Nyberg Executive Producer
Tucker Tooley Executive Producer
Wyck Godfrey Producer