Safe Haven (2013)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 55 mins

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An affirming and suspenseful story about a young woman's struggle to love again, Safe Haven is based on the novel from Nicholas Sparks, the best-selling author behind the hit films The Notebook and Dear John. When a mysterious young woman arrives in a small North Carolina town, her reluctance to join the tight knit community raises questions about her past. Slowly, she begins putting down roots, and gains the courage to start a relationship with Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children. But dark secrets intrude on her new life with such terror that she is forced to rediscover the meaning of sacrifice and rely on the power of love in this deeply moving romantic thriller.

Cast: Josh Duhamel, Julianne Hough

Crew: Lasse Hallström (Director), Terry Stacey (Director of Photography), Deborah Lurie (Music Director)

Rating: A (India)

Genres: Drama, Romance, Thriller

Release Dates: 14 Feb 2013 (India)

Tagline: You know it when you find it.

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Did you know? Carey Mulligan was rumored for the lead role. Read More
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as Alex
as Katie
as Customer on Dock
as Police Officer Bass
as Mr Feldman
as Tierney
as Man on Dock #2
as Boston Bus Kid
as Lt Blakely
as Pushy Bus Woman
as Mrs Feldman
as Boston Neighbor
as Female Boston Neighbor
as Bus Boy
as Store Customer
as Boat Customer
as Bus Station Clerk
as Jr Detective Ramirez
as Popcorn Customer
as Female Bus Customer
as Lieutenant Robinson
as Lexie
as Impatent Bus Customer
as Josh
as Man on Dock
as Roger
as Police Chief Mulligan
as Maddie
as Band Leader
as Bus Station Worker
as Ivan's Waitress
as Realtor




Screenplay Writer

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography


Music Director


Production Designer
Set Decorator


Casting Director

Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Designer


Film Type:
Feature Film
Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1
Archival Source:
QubeVault (Real Image Media Technologies) [Digital]
You know it when you find it.
When Katie arrives in Southport, the bus number is 199. You will see this when she turns to see the bus is leaving. It is also shown on the top right at the back of the bus as it pulls away from the gas station. When Gavin reviews the security footage and believes he recognizes her, the bus number is listed as 1994.

Katie's lipstick is inconsistent when she and Alex are talking in the canoe.

Errors in Geography
Near the beginning of the film, an aerial view of the bus taking Katie to Atlanta is shown traveling on the Linn Cove viaduct in western North Carolina. The Linn Cove viaduct is part of the National Park Service's Blue Ridge Parkway and is closed to commercial vehicles including buses.

Revealing Mistakes
The fireworks were being transported to the launch site were the common class 'C' home type of artillery shells, yet the fireworks launched were of the large 10 to 12 inch commercial mortar type.

Revealing Mistakes
After the fire, even thought the wall burned down, the palm tree right next to it was virtually untouched.

Katie calls and leaves a message on her neighbor's answering machine while at work at Ivan's on a Monday (according to the answering machine). When Kevin calls Ivan's and listens to the recording, it states that Ivan's is open Tuesday to Sunday, meaning it is closed on Monday.

Katie/Erin manages to shoot her husband in the struggle and he dies on top of her, but when she gets up and runs over to Lexie and Alex, there is no blood or gore on her at all.

After Katie and Alex get caught in the rain storm and go into the restaurant, Katie's face is instantly dry and her makeup hasn't been affected at all. Her hair appears to be freshly combed as well and looks dramatically different from when they first walked in the door.

When Lexi is preparing to jump from the roof, her shirt straps fall down to her arms. When the camera cuts back to her, the shirt straps are back up.

When Kevin Tierney drives away from the 4th of July Parade roadblock, the car has a front license plate as it begins to turn around. In the next shot of the front of the car there is no front license plate.
Keira Knightley were offered the role of Katie. Knightley chose to star in Begin Again (2013) instead.

Carey Mulligan was rumored for the lead role.

While the detective is photoshopping Katies picture another police officer asks him about the Lumpkin case. One of the producers of the film is D. Scott Lumpkin.