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Year: 2004
USA: Sony Pictures Classics
UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Emile Hirsch, Jeff Daniels, Michelle Williams, Kip Pardue, Deirdre O'Connell, Ryan Donowho, Suzanne Santo, Jay Paulson, Luke Robertson, Ned Benson, Matthew Carey, Larry Fessenden, Erin Fritch, Ari Graynor, Danny Hayden, Michael Lawson, Sara Tanaka, Alberto Vasquez, Lee Wilkof, Lori Yeghiayan
Director: Dan Harris
Countries: USA / Germany / Belgium
USA: 112 mins
UK: 111 mins
USA Rated: R for substance abuse, sexual content, language and some violence
UK Certificate: 18 contains suicide references and drug use
USA Release Date: 17 December 2004 (Limited Release - Los Angeles and New York)
UK Release Date: 1 July 2005


Starring Sigourney Weaver, Jeff Daniels, Emile Hirsch, and Michelle Williams, IMAGINARY HEROES is a funny and poignant coming of age story in which the facade of an ordinary American family is peeled back to reveal that nothing is as it seems.

Tim Travis (Emile Hirsch) is walking through his life like it's a bad dream. His mother Sandy (Sigourney Weaver) is the master of the Travis house with a healthy drug habit, a decade long grudge, and a secret that is literally tearing her apart. His father Ben (Jeff Daniels) is a shell of the man he once was, crippled by circumstance and blind to the mistakes of his past.

But in typical American style, the Travises aren't depressed they're living their lives in a forlorn haze. As painful revelations are made that threaten to divide the family, moments of laughter and truth provide the salve that ultimately bring them closer together.


Commentary with Sigourney Weaver
Commentary with Director Dan Harris & Emile Hirsch
Deleted Scenes
Behind-the-Scenes Featurette
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