Road to Perdition

Mike Sullivan works as a hit man for crime boss John Rooney. Sullivan views Rooney as a father figure, however after his son is witness to a killing, Mike Sullivan finds himself on the run in attempt to save the life of his son and at the same time looking for revenge on those who wronged him.

Directed by: Sam Mendes K.C. Hodenfield Doug Coleman Jeff Okabayashi Steve Battaglia
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller,
Production Company: The Zanuck Company, 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Pictures,

Road to Perdition - Pray for Michael Sullivan. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 12-07-2002
  • Runtime: 117 Minutes
  • Popularity: 13.69
  • Vote Count: 2,470
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Budget: USD 80,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 181,001,478
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A






Photo Name Character
Tom Hanks - Azwaad Movie Database Tom Hanks Michael Sullivan
Tyler Hoechlin - Azwaad Movie Database Tyler Hoechlin Michael Sullivan, Jr.
Jennifer Jason Leigh - Azwaad Movie Database Jennifer Jason Leigh Annie Sullivan
Liam Aiken - Azwaad Movie Database Liam Aiken Peter Sullivan
Paul Newman - Azwaad Movie Database Paul Newman John Rooney
Daniel Craig - Azwaad Movie Database Daniel Craig Connor Rooney
Ciarán Hinds - Azwaad Movie Database Ciarán Hinds Finn McGovern
David Darlow - Azwaad Movie Database David Darlow Jack Kelly
Kevin Chamberlin - Azwaad Movie Database Kevin Chamberlin Frank the Bouncer
Doug Spinuzza - Azwaad Movie Database Doug Spinuzza Calvino
Photo Name Department
Thomas Newman-Sound Thomas Newman Sound (Original Music Composer)
Sam Mendes-Directing Sam Mendes Directing (Director)
Sam Mendes-Production Sam Mendes Production (Producer)
Conrad L. Hall-Camera Conrad L. Hall Camera (Director of Photography)
Conrad L. Hall-Crew Conrad L. Hall Crew (In Memory Of)
Debra Zane-Production Debra Zane Production (Casting)
Tom Stern-Lighting Tom Stern Lighting (Chief Lighting Technician)
Terri Taylor-Production Terri Taylor Production (Casting Associate)
Nancy Haigh-Art Nancy Haigh Art (Set Decoration)
Richard D. Zanuck-Production Richard D. Zanuck Production (Producer)

See Full Cast & Crew of Road to Perdition


John Chard

Damnation Alleyway. When his son witnesses him enacting a hit, mob enforcer Michael Sullivan finds that the man whom he likened to a father has ordered a hit on him and his family. Too late to save his wife and youngest child, Sullivan goes on the run with his eldest boy and plots revenge along the way. How refreshing to find a gangster movie in the modern age, more so, how refreshing to find a gangster movie set in the early 1930s and not involving foul mouthed Mafioso types. Directed by Sam Mendes and starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Daniel Craig and Jude Law, Road To Perdition is an adaptation of the Graphic Novel that was brought to us by Max Allan Collins & Richard Piers Rayner. The film deals with themes of violence and its consequences and fathers and sons, set to a watery back drop during the Great Depression. It's also a pulse pinging treat of visual magnificence thanks to cinematographer Conrad L. Hall (his last film before he passed away). Comparisons with great gangster film's of the past are inevitable, but Mendes' film has more in common with something like "Eastwood's Unforgiven" and "John Ford's The Searchers", the journey of the lead protagonist is fraught and telling, and motivated by circumstance. Yet the trick for first time viewers that Road To Perdition has up its sleeve, is that we don't know how it will work out for Hanks' Sullivan. It makes for a riveting experience with many transcendent rewards along the way. As regards the cast, Hanks is a touch miscast, but his play off relationship with the quite terrific Newman gives the film some solid ground from which to launch the sombre story. Daniel Craig does a nifty line in weasel and Law convinces as a mouldy toothed hired killer who enjoys taking photographs of his victims. Pic has almost philosophical mediations on good and bad, and it's elegiacally drawn by Mendes. The melancholic mood is enhanced by Thomas Newman's musical score, where he reworks his "Shawshank Redemption" score for narrative tightness. The film thrives as a poetic and atmospheric piece. The story might be basic, but it manages to rise above that because it be a superbly directed and well acted picture. One that just happens to be beautiful in spite of the bleakness that lingers on the main protagonist and the journey he undertakes. 8/10

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