Solitary Man (2009) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.4/ 10 (9311 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for language and some sexual content

Production Company
Millennium Films [us]
Smartest Man Productions [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - September 2009
(USA) - October 2009
(USA) - November 2009
(Italy) - 27 December 2009
(USA) - April 2010

Running Time

Ben loves his family almost as much as he loves himself

14-year-old, 18-year-old, 19-year-old, 59-year-old, 60-year-old, adultery, aging, airport, alarm-clock, alumnus, anti-toxin, asking-for-a-job, asking-for-a-loan, aspirin, bachelor-pad, balcony, banker, bare-chested-male, basketball, bathrobe, bathroom, beating, beer, bench, betrayal,

Technical Support
MET:2,480 m - (Portugal)
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Digital Intermediate - (master format)
PCS:Super 35 - (source format)
PFM:35 mm - (spherical)
RAT:1.85 : 1

Related Pictures

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Full Cast

  1. Altman, Bruce as [Dr. Steinberg] <17>
  2. Bligh, James Thomas as (uncredited) [Bartender Bob]
  3. Colby, James as [Sgt. John Haverford] <15>
  4. Costabile, David as [Gary Porter] <10>
  5. DeVito, Danny as [Jimmy Merino] <3>
  6. Douglas, Michael (I) as [Ben Kalmen] <1>
  7. Eisenberg, Jesse as [Daniel Cheston] <7>
  8. Garcia, Ricky (I) as [Waiter] <22>
  9. Goodnoff-Cernese, Adam as (uncredited) [Taxi Cab Driver]
  10. Kaluzhsky, Alex as [Ted Loof] <13>
  11. McFadden, Greg as [Maitre D'] <21>
  12. McGrath, Douglas as (as Doug McGrath) [Dean Edward Gitleson] <23>
  13. Nascarella, Arthur J. as (as Arthur Nascarella) [Nascarella] <16>
  14. Pally, Adam (I) as [Irate Student] <19>
  15. Reilly, Sean Patrick (I) as (uncredited) [Shadow]
  16. Riga, Peter as (uncredited) [Man at Airport Ticket Counter]
  17. Schiff, Richard as [Steve Heller] <8>
  18. Shenkman, Ben (II) as [Peter Hartofilias] <11>
  19. Siciliano, Jake Richard as (as Jake Siciliano) [Scotty] <9>
  20. Toomey, Nick H. as [Bill Rallye] <18>
  21. Venito, Lenny as [Todd The Building Manager] <20>
  22. Butler, Jennifer (III) as (uncredited) [Susan's Friend]
  23. Carpenter, Jolynn as (uncredited) [Hipster Model]
  24. Fischer, Jenna (I) as [Susan Porter] <5>
  25. Giancoli, Bianca as (uncredited) [Jogger]
  26. Griffith, Anastasia as [Carol Salomonde] <12>
  27. Jacobs, Gillian as [Tall Girl] <24>
  28. Kuchma, Anna as (uncredited) [Student]
  29. Merle, Rebecca as (uncredited) [College Party Girl]
  30. Muse, Arizona as [Kelly] <26>
  31. Owens, Katherine (I) as [Allyson's Attractive Friend] <25>
  32. Parker, Mary-Louise as [Jordon Karsch] <4>
  33. Pelay, Anjelia as (uncredited) [Cheerleader]
  34. Poots, Imogen as [Allyson Karsch] <6>
  35. Power, Dana as (uncredited) [Young Woman]
  36. Sarandon, Susan as [Nancy Kalmen] <2>
  37. Taylor, Lana as (uncredited) [Hostess]
  38. Thirlby, Olivia as (uncredited) [Maureen]
  39. Urda, Lila as (uncredited) [Hipster]
  40. Williams, Simona as (as Simona Levin Williams) [Nurse] <14>


  1. Comedy
  2. Drama
  3. Romance

Full Plot

Ben Kalman is aging: he has heart problems, his marriage is over, he's lost a fortune after being caught cutting corners in his East Coast car business, and he's sleeping with as many women as possible - the younger the better. He's chosen his current girlfriend, Jordan, because her father can help him get a new auto dealership; she's asked him to escort her daughter, Allyson, 18, on a visit to a Boston college campus. He behaves badly, and there are consequences to his love life, his finances, and his relationship with his daughter and grandson. Is there anywhere he can turn? Plot not found

Total Business

BT: USD 15,000,000 GR: USD 4,360,548 (USA) (4 October 2010) GR: USD 4,357,533 (USA) (26 September 2010) GR: USD 4,353,410 (USA) (19 September 2010) GR: USD 4,347,745 (USA) (12 September 2010) GR: USD 4,339,456 (USA) (5 September 2010) GR: USD 4,313,178 (USA) (29 August 2010) GR: USD 4,290,177 (USA) (22 August 2010) GR: USD 4,258,259 (USA) (15 August 2010) GR: USD 4,211,856 (USA) (8 August 2010) GR: USD 4,133,991 (USA) (1 August 2010) GR: USD 4,030,733 (USA) (25 July 2010) GR: USD 3,850,796 (USA) (18 July 2010) GR: USD 3,505,279 (USA) (11 July 2010) GR: USD 2,917,807 (USA) (4 July 2010) GR: USD 2,070,915 (USA) (27 June 2010) GR: USD 1,424,993 (USA) (20 June 2010) GR: USD 871,081 (USA) (13 June 2010) GR: USD 439,889 (USA) (6 June 2010) GR: USD 243,087 (USA) (30 May 2010) GR: USD 94,936 (USA) (23 May 2010) OW: USD 94,936 (USA) (23 May 2010) (4 screens) SD: November 2008 - ? WG: USD 611 (USA) (4 October 2010) (1 screen) WG: USD 2,171 (USA) (26 September 2010) (6 screens) WG: USD 2,641 (USA) (19 September 2010) (7 screens) WG: USD 4,349 (USA) (12 September 2010) (9 screens) WG: USD 12,310 (USA) (5 September 2010) (24 screens) WG: USD 10,881 (USA) (29 August 2010) (19 screens) WG: USD 19,562 (USA) (22 August 2010) (19 screens) WG: USD 22,314 (USA) (15 August 2010) (28 screens) WG: USD 47,201 (USA) (8 August 2010) (45 screens) WG: USD 56,534 (USA) (1 August 2010) (63 screens) WG: USD 96,866 (USA) (25 July 2010) (105 screens) WG: USD 181,861 (USA) (18 July 2010) (146 screens) WG: USD 419,338 (USA) (11 July 2010) (172 screens) WG: USD 658,628 (USA) (4 July 2010) (176 screens) WG: USD 476,431 (USA) (27 June 2010) (177 screens) WG: USD 426,927 (USA) (20 June 2010) (107 screens) WG: USD 369,703 (USA) (13 June 2010) (53 screens) WG: USD 174,453 (USA) (6 June 2010) (22 screens) WG: USD 110,531 (USA) (30 May 2010) (6 screens) WG: USD 94,936 (USA) (23 May 2010) (4 screens)

Movie Certificate

R (USA)(certificate #45520)
14A (Canada)(Manitoba/Ontario)
M (Australia)
9 (Netherlands)
16 (Argentina)
M/12 (Portugal)
12 (Brazil)
NC-16 (Singapore)

Music Composers

  1. Penn, Michael (I)


  1. Küchler, Alwin H. (director of photography) (as Alwin Kuchler)

Dress Designers

  1. Gering, Jenny


Anchor Bay Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD)
Anchor Bay Entertainment [us] - (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Anchor Bay Films [us] - (2010) (USA) (theatrical)
California Filmes [br] - (2010) (Brazil) (all media)
Cinemax [ru] - (2009) (Russia) (all media) (CIS)
Distribution Company [ar] - (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD)
Dutch FilmWorks (DFW) [nl] - (2010) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Eagle Films [lb] - (2009) (non-USA) (all media) (Middle East)
Film1 [nl] - (2011) (Netherlands) (TV) (limited)
Fine Films [jp] - (2011) (Japan) (theatrical)
Future Film [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (DVD)
Future Film [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Mongkol Major [th] - (2011) (Thailand) (all media)
Odeon [gr] - (2009) (Greece) (all media)
Plus Video [ar] - (2010) (Argentina) (DVD)
Splendid Film [de] - (2009) (Austria) (all media)
Splendid Film [de] - (2009) (Germany) (all media)
Splendid Film [de] - (2009) (Switzerland) (all media) (German-speaking Switzerland)
VVS Films [ca] - (2010) (Canada) (all media)
Wide Pictures [es] - (2010) (Spain) (all media)
Zon Lusomundo Audiovisuais [pt] - (2010) (Portugal) (all media)

Film Editors

  1. Cooke, Tricia (I)


  1. Abrot, Jennielyn (assistant: Heidi Jo. Markel)
  2. Asher, Adam (II) (set production assistant)
  3. Balsmeyer, Randall (title designer) (as Randy Balsmeyer)
  4. Banks, Brendan H. (production assistant) (uncredited)
  5. Barnes, Jim J. (set production assistant) (as Jim Barnes)
  6. Barone, Matthew (production intern)
  7. Bartholomay, Richard M. (location scout) (uncredited)
  8. Benharbon, Jennifer (production intern)
  9. Berman, Steve (III) (completion bond) (uncredited)
  10. Bigwood, Will (production assistant) (uncredited)
  11. Black, Kevin (VIII) (second assistant accountant)
  12. Booth, Jason (VIII) (additional key production assistant)
  13. Boyd, Devon (senior vice president of finance: Millennium Films)
  14. Bricker, Dustin (additional script supervisor)
  15. Brown, Kijana (parking coordinator)
  16. Cabrera, Eva Z. (script supervisor)
  17. Cooper, Emma (I) (publicist)
  18. Crofts, Sarah (location coordinator)
  19. Davidson, Jesse (II) (location scout: additional photography) (uncredited)
  20. Dibe, Charlie (assistant production coordinator)
  21. Domingo, Annie (senior accountant: Millennium Films)
  22. Eyler, Rick (business and legal affairs: Millennium Films)
  23. Feldman, Lindsay (production coordinator)
  24. Forest, Claude (insurance broker: (as Claude H. Forest)
  25. Galizia, Megan (production intern)
  26. Gand, Anna (financial analyst: Millennium Films)
  27. Gehres, Karen (epk producer) (uncredited)
  28. Giancoli, Bianca (stand-in) (uncredited)
  29. Gibbs, Adam (I) (production intern)
  30. Giles, Jeffrey (international distribution)
  31. Gomez, Sam (key assistant location manager)
  32. Gottlieb, Will (set production assistant)
  33. Greenfield, Lesa (production associate)
  34. Harty Jr., Emmett (set production assistant) (as Emmett Harty)
  35. Hoobler, Rebecca (production intern)
  36. Hoopes, Jennifer (location scout) (uncredited)
  37. Hougland, Noah (production intern)
  38. Janowski, Marcin (executive in charge of marketing: Millennium Films)
  39. Kahil, Paul (set production assistant)
  40. Katz, Ben (IV) (set production assistant)
  41. Kravitz, Ashley (clearance coordinator: Cleared By Ashley)
  42. Kuhuski, Jodie (financial consultant: Millennium Films) (as Jodie Kuhuski Mercuri)
  43. Lam, Alan J. (production controller) (as Alan Lam)
  44. Lee, Brendan (II) (set production assistant)
  45. Legendre, Anne Yvette (production secretary)
  46. Lote, Anthony (production assistant) (uncredited)
  47. Lowe, Samantha (I) (assistant publicist)
  48. Lynch, Brendan C. (set production assistant) (as Brendan Lynch)
  49. Majkut, Dan (production assistant) (uncredited)
  50. Mao, Joan (assistant: Boaz Davidson)
  51. Marcial, Francisco (parking coordinator) (as Cisco Marcial)
  52. Mercuri, Christian (president of international sales and distribution: Millennium Films)
  53. Michels, Bruno (key set production assistant)
  54. Micucci, Mark (post production accountant)
  55. Morrison, Jared (stand-in) (uncredited)
  56. Mugavero, Melissa (set production assistant)
  57. Neasi, Karen S. (product placement coordinator) (as Karen Neasi)
  58. Neveu, Elizabeth (I) (set production assistant)
  59. Ovtcharoff, Rouslan (production associate)
  60. Phillips, Becky (set production assistant) (as Becky Philips)
  61. Pina, Angel (chef)
  62. Popernik, Stephen (additional location manager)
  63. Protell, Gaby (production intern) (as Gabrielle Protell)
  64. Puccinelli, John (production assistant) (uncredited)
  65. Rafeld, Dan (set production assistant) (as Daniel Rafeld)
  66. Ramati, Lonnie (production business affairs)
  67. Reiersen, Mike (additional production assistant) (uncredited)
  68. Resetar, Ed (assistant: Paul Schiff)
  69. Rosen, Tina (executive vice president accounting: Millennium Films)
  70. Rosenblum, Josh (II) (location assistant)
  71. Ruschak, J. Max (first assistant accountant)
  72. Santana, Gustavo (banking: Millennium Films)
  73. Scharer, Kathy (production accountant)
  74. Sepulveda, William (craft service) (as Will Sepulveda)
  75. Sharon, Avivah (travel: New Act Travel) (as Aviva Sharon)
  76. Sherman, Luke Tomalin (set production assistant) (as Luke Sherman)
  77. Silas, Susan (I) (location scout)
  78. Sledge, Daryl (I) (additional production assistant) (uncredited)
  79. Smith, Collin (I) (location manager)
  80. Stamos, Eugene (craft service assistant) (uncredited)
  81. Stanley, Patricia (II) (accounts payable: Millennium Films)
  82. Sullivan, Matt (III) (location assistant)
  83. Tamayo, Ray (accounting supervisor: Millennium Films)
  84. Thomas, Mat (III) (production office assistant) (as Matthew Thomas)
  85. Torre, Anthony (caterer: Gourmet To U)
  86. Truax, Donna (additional caterer)
  87. Uribe, Ron (unit production assistant)
  88. Vedock, Eva (chef)
  89. Voskov, Dennis (assistant location manager)
  90. Weisel, Julie (post production accountant: Millennium Films)
  91. Weiss, Bradley (II) (human resources: Millennium Films)
  92. Weisshar, Amy (set production assistant)
  93. Whitley, John (I) (payroll accountant)
  94. Williams, Joshua (III) (production assistant) (uncredited)
  95. Williams, Nicholas (VII) (production assistant) (uncredited)
  96. Wilson, Gabriel (II) (assistant: Brian Koppelman and David Levien)
  97. Zalmanowitz, Nimrod (epk creator)


Jimmy Merino: When my father gave me this place years ago, I used to dream about these girls. Every night, dreams, all kinds of dreams about 'em. But then I'd see them coming back after graduation. They'd come to homecomings, ballgames. They'd sit at the same tables, eat the same food. And I'd look at them and I noticed, they don't stay like this. None of 'em. They put on years and pounds and wrinkles. And I got one like that at home. So. And we can talk to each other. I know her and I'll always know her. Ben Kalmen: You got your little jokes, you know, the Spanish thing, interests are the same, and the studying. But, um, are you getting it, you know, where it counts? Maureen: Oh, Ben. Cheston thinks you care about him. Ben Kalmen: This has nothing to do with him. He's never gonna know about this. Never. Maureen: Aren't you a little old for all this? Ben Kalmen: You're still standing here, aren't you? Maureen: Yeah, 'cause I'm contemplating throwing this drink in your face. But I'm not going to, because I don't want Cheston to know what you just tried. So you can just walk away. Please. Ben Kalmen: Nothing personal. Maureen: Hey. That is it, actually. Since you asked, that's what I get from him. Something personal. Besides getting it done where it counts, which he does. Cheston and I reach each other. He's tender and sweet and smart and funny and a million things that you aren't. Ben Kalmen: I was once, honey. It doesn't last.

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. City Island, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA - (City Island Diner)
  2. Fordham University - 441 E. Fordham Road. Rose Hill, Bronx, New York City, New York, USA
  3. New York City, New York, USA
  4. W 85th St & Broadway, New York City, New York, USA


- 'Michael Douglas (I)' (qv) and 'Danny DeVito' (qv) appear together for the first time in over 20 years since _The War of the Roses (1989)_ (qv).

- 'Michael Douglas (I)' (qv)'s next film _Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)_ (qv) was also filmed at Fordham University and again co-starred 'Susan Sarandon' (qv).

- This film shares its title with a Neil Diamond song sung by 'Johnny Cash (I)' (qv) at the beginning of the film. Johnny Cash was known as "the man in black" due to his propensity for wearing all black. 'Michael Douglas (I)' (qv)' character spends most of the film wearing black clothing and only occasionally wears anything except black.

- 'Brian Koppelman' (qv) reveals in an interview with that the blonde that walks by at the end of the movie is Sports Illustrated cover model 'Brooklyn Decker' (qv).