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Oh Mr. Markowitz is a 2012 American Drama film written by Scott Z. Burns and directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Sir Ian McKellan, Daniel M. Hasan (in his childhood Hollywood Feature Film role), Winona Ryder, Mark Wahlberg, Carla Gugino, Jeremy Renner, Josh Lucas, Walton Goggins and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
It concerns the powerful story between a runaway boy and divorced lonely elderley man whom had lost his marriage due to not being there which ultimatley resulted in the death of baby son.
A boy runs away from his parents upon learning of father and mother cheating on each other.
He takes off across Manhattan until he comes to Grand Central Station and to a rather strange elderley man seated alone on a lonely train bench.
He tags along forcefully at first to the man upon finding him to be friendly and in the same emotional frame.
He accompanies the old man whom has just sold his large New York State Mansion upon losing his infant son to a terrible accident and grieving wife to a divorce which he overides in times of great emotional stress claiming instead she died.
The boy's father and uncle come searching for him desperatley going across the states in pursuit.
The boy forces the elderley man titularly titled Mr. Markowitz to the places, people and problems he needs to reconcile instead of the no destination planned trip Mr. Markowitz had planned on.
Mr. Markowitz has a final enforced stop from the boy which oversees him reconcile with his not so dead wife whom finally forgives him and sees change in him, a passionate night follows then between the two as they rekindle what was their love.
Meanwhile the boy's father and uncle along with mother finally contact the police to aid in the search for their son which ends as the father and uncle find their son with Mr. Markowitz as Mr. Markowitz begins to take the boy home to Manhattan.
They violently attack Mr. Markowitz in a cornfield outside a farm in Cincinatti as the train has a difficulty and lands the dynamic duo in the town.
Mr. Markowitz tragically dies at the beatings dealt down by the boy's father and uncle as the mother holds him back.
Only after do they learn he was not indeed an abductor but rather someone he attached himself to and one who was to return him.
The boy saves his parents from prosecution and claims that he was indeed an abductor to make them released to make the crime appear to be that of self-defence and out of protection for him.
Him, his father, uncle, mother and the former Mrs. Markowitz hold a private funeral for him at New York State Cemetary and the ending of the film is that of a flash-forward twenty eight years later as a now adult boy visits the grave of Mr. Markowitz before heading onto Grand Central Station and sitting alone at a train bench which is then joined by a little boy whom has abandoned his parents at the station and is crying.
He asks the crying boy to what is wrong and he says his parents are fighting again over him and that he's fed up with being the cause that he wishes to run away.
He tells the boy you go back and tell them to stop fighting don't run away.
The train then arrives and the man steps upon the train winking at the boy who has stopped crying at being told this.
The boy's parents then come to him at the park bench and briefly take look at him as he is positioned on the moving away train.
- Sir Ian McKellan as Mr. Markowitz
- Daniel M. Hasan as Baltimore Stevens
- Winona Ryder as Mrs. Markowitz
- Mark Wahlberg as Martin Stevens
- Jeremy Renner as Nolte Stevens
- Carla Gugino as Cynthia Stevens
- Josh Lucas as Baltimore Stevens/ Adult
- Walton Goggins as Thief Charmaine Scandal
- Charlotte Gainsbourg as Thief Katerina Scandal/ Ex-Girlfriend of Mr. Markowitz during the 80's period
- Elias Koteas as Farmer MacGandeville Norris/ Ex-Bestfriend of Mr. Markowitz's during the 50's Period
- Elizabeth McGovern as Jeanine Norris
- Jared Harris as Nathaniel Faramound/ Carpenter to whom Cynthia Terrados is having an affair with
- Idina Menzel as Lady Merina Mirdana Jacobsen/ Escort to whom Martin Terrados is having an affair with
- Preston Bailey as Tommy Gorman
- Vera Farmiga as Jennifer Gorman
- Anson Mount as Parker Gorman
- Shout- Isley Brothers
- Why Do Falls In Love- Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers
- I Walk The Line- Johnny Cash
- Good Golly Miss Molly- Little Richard
- In The Still of the Nite- Five Satins
- Roll Over Beethoven- Chuck Berry
- Under The Boardwalk- The Drifters
- Manic Monday- The Bangles
- Got My Mind Set On You- George Harrison