Before and After


1h 47m 1996

Brief Synopsis

The lives of Carolyn Ryan, a dedicated and respected small-town pediatrician, and her husband, Ben, are thrown into turmoil when their teenaged son, Jacob, disappears suddenly after his girlfriend has been found brutally murdered. Together, Ben and Carolyn struggle desperately to find out what really happened--whether Jacob has done anything wrong, or whether he is in danger himself. All the while, they are terrified of what they might discover. Though the bonds of love in the Ryan home have always been strong, the thought that Jacob might be a murderer, or might be perceived as one, plunges the family into fear and confusion. Forced to confront their conflicting responses to the tragedy, Carolyn and Ben both try to protect their son, but in different ways and for different reasons. And, from this point forward, neither can ever be certain if they are making the right choices or if their efforts to save their child will help him or cause him further harm.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; C5, Inc.; Caravan Pictures; City of Pittsfield; City of Springfield; Framestore Cfc; Gala Catering, Inc.; Hollywood Pictures; Massachusetts Film Office; Match Cut Inc; New York State Governor'S Office For Motion Picture & Tv Development; Pacific Title & Art Studio; R/Greenberg Associates; Runway, Inc.; Sound One; Speakeasy; Todd-Ao
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Lauren Films; Les Films Du Losange; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Synopsis

The lives of Carolyn Ryan, a dedicated and respected small-town pediatrician, and her husband, Ben, are thrown into turmoil when their teenaged son, Jacob, disappears suddenly after his girlfriend has been found brutally murdered. Together, Ben and Carolyn struggle desperately to find out what really happened--whether Jacob has done anything wrong, or whether he is in danger himself. All the while, they are terrified of what they might discover. Though the bonds of love in the Ryan home have always been strong, the thought that Jacob might be a murderer, or might be perceived as one, plunges the family into fear and confusion. Forced to confront their conflicting responses to the tragedy, Carolyn and Ben both try to protect their son, but in different ways and for different reasons. And, from this point forward, neither can ever be certain if they are making the right choices or if their efforts to save their child will help him or cause him further harm.

Crew

G. A. Aguilar

Stunts

Gina R. Alfano

Dialogue Editor

Jeffrey Amaral

Electrician

Jeff Armajian

Original Music

David E Baron

2nd Assistant Camera

Michael Barry

Re-Recording Mixer

Sam Bender

Construction Electrician

Mimi Bensinger

Other

Laura Berning

Location Scout

Peter Betulia

2nd Construction Grip

Crocus Bever

Art Department Coordinator

Roger Birnbaum

Executive Producer

Jean Black

Key Makeup Artist

Richard L Blackwell

Stunt Coordinator

Ron Bochar

Supervising Sound Editor

Jim Bridges

Still Photographer

Chris Brigham

Unit Production Manager

Chris Brigham

Co-Producer

Henry Bronchtein

1st Assistant Director

Garrett Brown

Steadicam Operator

Ken Brown

Production Assistant

Rosellen Brown

Source Material (From Novel)

Jimmy Callahan

Grip

Antonia Calzetti

Craft Service

Julie Carr

2nd Assistant Editor

Kam Chan

Foley Editor

Victoria Clay

Assistant (To Barbet Schroeder & Susan Hoffman)

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Marco Constanza

Foley Artist

Blaise Corrigan

Stunts

Ned Corrigan

Stunts

Douglas Crosby

Stunts

Robert Dawson

Title Design

Dawn Day

Orchestra Manager

Michael Decasper

2nd Assistant Director

Mike Delaney

Gaffer

Deirdre Detappan

Assistant (To Ned Dowd (Caravan Pictures))

Bobby Dolan Jr.

Other

Nick Dolan

Production Assistant

Thomas Doran

Grip

Ned Dowd

Head Of Production (Caravan Pictures)

Danny Downey

Stunts

Denise Drago

Assistant Accountant

Kate Edwards

Meryl Streep'S Costumer

Patricia Eiben

Costume Supervisor

Steven Eliopoulos

Camera Loader

Kevin P. Faherty

Costume Supervisor

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Dan Evans Farkas

Assistant Sound Editor

Howard Feuer

Casting

Ray Fisher

Set Dresser

Jimmy Flynn

Transportation Coordinator

Erin Folsey

Assistant Costume Designer

John Ford

Assistant Property Master

Vic Fraser

Music Preparation

Sue Gandy

Assistant Costume Designer

Julia Gardner-patsos

Other

Julia Gardner-patsos

2nd Boom

Mark Ginsberg

Color Timer

Jonathan Glickman

Associate Producer

George Gonneau

Other

David Graves

Stunts

Buzz Gray

Other

Michael Green

1st Assistant Camera

Robert Griffon

Property Master

Daniel K Grosso

Set Dresser

Lori Guidroz

Key Hair Stylist

Denise Gurkas

Camera Scenic

Andres Heinz

Production Assistant

J. Roy Helland

Meryl Streep'S Hair & Makeup

Don J Hewitt

Stunts

Petr Hlinomaz

Best Boy Electric

Susan Hoffman

Producer

Trish Hofmann

Assistant Location Manager

Tim Hogan

Electrician

Joel Holland

Video Playback

Jerome F. Holway

Steadicam Operator

Dylan Hopkins

Production Assistant

Scott Hornbacher

Location Manager

Ray Iannicelli

Other

Sondra James

Other

Nils Johnson

Other

Nils Johnson

Video Playback

Larry Kaplan

Unit Publicist

Larry Kaplan

Publicist

Billy Karedes

Grip

Alfred Karl

Other

Saffron Kenny

Line Producer (R/Greenberg Associates)

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Greg Kimble

Supervisor

Steve Kirshoff

Special Effects Coordinator

David Knox

Steadicam Operator

Keri Kravitz

Post Production Auditor

John Kurlander

Music Scoring Mixer

Candy Langan

Assistant (To Meryl Street)

Jessica Lanier

Assistant Set Decorator

Diana Latham

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joann M Laub

Post-Production Supervisor

Amy Lauritsen

Second 2nd Assistant Director

Marty Levenstein

2nd Editor

Karen Longwell

Other

Lori A. Lopes

Assistant Accountant

David Lowry

Dolly Grip

Robert Dale Marrocco

Stunts

Etienne Martine

Craft Service

Stuart Mcara

Additional Compositing (The Computer Film Company)

Steve Mccullaugh

Animal Wrangler

Michael Mcdonald

Electrician

John Mcdonnell

3rd Property Master

Kathy Mcgill

Production Controller

John D. Milinac

Special Effects Coordinator

Preston Miller

Production Assistant

Todd Milner

Assistant Sound Editor

Kathryn Mindala

1st Assistant Accountant

Dick Mingalone

Camera Operator

Tim Monich

Dialect Coach

Richard Nelson

Set Dresser

Tom Nelson

Sound Mixer

Billy O'brian

Transportation Captain

Jeremy Oswald

Production Assistant

James Owens

Production Assistant

Eliza Paley

Dialogue Editor

John Panuccio

Best Boy

Tanoa Parks

2nd Accounting Assistant

Lee Percy

Editor

Suzana Peric

Supervising Music Editor

Carolyn Pickman

Extras Casting

Maggie Pierson

Assistant (To Meryl Streep)

Denise Pinckley

Production Supervisor

Macall Polay

Payroll Accountant

Thomas Prate

Key Grip

Bruce Pross

Foley Engineer

Pat Rand

Post-Production Manager (Caravan Pictures)

Nic Ratner

Assistant Music Editor

Gretchen Rau

Set Decorator

Nicholas Renbeck

Assistant Sound Editor

Jon Ringbom

Master Scenic Artist

Stuart Robertson

Visual Effects Supervisor (R/Greenberg Associates)

Darcy Robinson

Stage Manager

Terri Rocheleau

Extras Casting

Cornelia Rogan

Script Supervisor

Daniel Rosenblum

Boom Operator

Ann Roth

Costume Designer

Joe Roth

Executive Producer

Lisa M Rowe

Production Assistant

Holly Rymon

Other

Kelly Safrit-jones

Assistant (To Liam Neeson)

Steven A. Saklad

Art Director

Raymond Samitz

Construction Coordinator

Barbet Schroeder

Producer

Craig Sechler

Other

Howard Shore

Music Composer And Conductor; Music Orchestrator

Carl J Sprague

Assistant Art Director

Cheryl Steets

Other

Donna Stern

1st Assistant Editor

Terry Stigers

Production Assistant

Rose Stockton

Other

Ted Tally

Screenwriter

Cindy Taylor

Other

Marlena Thomas

Assistant (To Roger Birnbaum (Caravan Pictures))

Bill Timoney

Other

Bob Tompkins

Grip

Luciano Tovoli

Director Of Photography

Meredith Tucker

Casting Assistant

Jim Vickers

Stunts

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

Chris Vogt

Set Dresser

Robert Vogt

Set Dresser

Deborah Wallach

Adr Supervisor

Paul Wardwell

Key Construction Grip

Deborah Watkins

Stunts

Bonnie Wells-hlimomaz

Assistant (To Liam Neeson)

Paul Willimson

Electrician

Bruce Winant

Other

Stuart Wurtzel

Production Designer

Janet Yale

Additional Compositing (The Computer Film Company)

Todd Zongker

1st Assistant Lightworks Editor

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1996
Production Company
Abbey Road Studios; C5, Inc.; Caravan Pictures; City of Pittsfield; City of Springfield; Framestore Cfc; Gala Catering, Inc.; Hollywood Pictures; Massachusetts Film Office; Match Cut Inc; New York State Governor'S Office For Motion Picture & Tv Development; Pacific Title & Art Studio; R/Greenberg Associates; Runway, Inc.; Sound One; Speakeasy; Todd-Ao
Distribution Company
Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Buena Vista International; Lauren Films; Les Films Du Losange; Walt Disney Studios Distribution; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment
Location
Lenox, Massachusetts, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 47m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1996

Released in United States Winter February 23, 1996

Began shooting February 22, 1995.

Completed shooting May 5, 1995.

Released in United States Winter February 23, 1996

Released in United States on Video September 24, 1996