The Discovery

The Discovery (2017)

  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
  • Release Date: 2017-03-31
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 1271 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 42min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Protagonist Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Charlie McDowell
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In the near future, due to a breakthrough scientific discovery by Dr. Thomas Harbor, there is now definitive proof of an afterlife. While countless people have chosen suicide to reset their existence, others try to decide what it all means. Among them is Dr. Harbor's son Will, who has arrived at his father's isolated compound with a mysterious young woman named Isla. There, they discover the strange acolytes who help Dr. Harbor with his experiments.

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  • Jason Segel

    as Will Harbor
  • Rooney Mara

    as Isla
  • Robert Redford

    as Dr. Thomas Harbor
  • Jesse Plemons

    as Toby Harbor
  • Riley Keough

    as Lacey
  • Ron Canada

    as Cooper
  • Brian McCarthy

    as Andy
  • Kimleigh Smith

    as Pam
  • M.J. Karmi

    as Janice Phillips
  • Adam Khaykin

    as Oliver
  • Mary Steenburgen

    as Interviewer
  • Connor Ratliff

    as Coroner
  • Willie C. Carpenter

    as Hospital Janitor
  • Wendy Makkena

    as Mom
  • Lindsay Schnebly

    as Newscaster
  • Richard O'Rourke

    as Marvin (uncredited)
  • Paul Bellefeuille

    as Pat Phillips (uncredited)
Production Alex Orlovsky Producer
Production James D. Stern Producer
Production Nicole Daniels Casting
Directing Charlie McDowell Director
Writing Charlie McDowell Writer
Writing Justin Lader Writer
Production Courtney Bright Casting
Editing Jennifer Lilly Editor
Sound Saunder Jurriaans Original Music Composer
Camera Sturla Brandth Grøvlen Director of Photography
Sound Danny Bensi Original Music Composer
Costume & Make-Up Keri Langerman Costume Design
Production Erika Hampson Co-Producer
Art Akin McKenzie Production Design
Camera Seacia Pavao Still Photographer
Camera David C. Romano Key Grip
Sound Kelly Doran Boom Operator
Camera Woody Bell Key Grip
Art Justin Bliss Assistant Property Master
Camera Bill Trautvetter Second Unit Director of Photography
Visual Effects Lauren Orban Visual Effects Producer
Art David Rotondo Construction Coordinator
Production Dann Fink ADR Voice Casting
Costume & Make-Up Trish Seeney Makeup Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Sarah Hill Richmond Tailor
Art Danica Chipman Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Gianna Soprano Set Costumer
Production Susanne Scheel Casting
Camera Jennifer Evans Dolly Grip
Editing Alex Bickel Digital Intermediate
Art Jason Mayoh Art Department Coordinator
Editing Isabel Cafaro-Anderson Digital Intermediate
Production Anne Mulhall Casting
Lighting Jesse Goldberg Gaffer
Directing Zairi Malcolm Script Supervisor
Sound Doug Bernheim Music Supervisor
Camera Nolan Ball First Assistant Camera
Sound Mark Filip Foley Editor
Costume & Make-Up Brenda McNally Hair Department Head
Costume & Make-Up Sheila Grover Costume Supervisor
Visual Effects Lynzi Grant Visual Effects Producer
Sound Jason Fyrberg Sound Mixer
Art Hilary Taillie Property Master
Costume & Make-Up Margaret Palmer Key Set Costumer
Crew John Ruggieri Special Effects Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up Shayna Passaretti Key Hair Stylist
Crew Arthur Hiou Stand In