The Identical

September 8th, 2014


The Identical

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Twin brothers are unknowingly separated at birth; one of them becomes an iconic rock 'n' roll star, while the other struggles to balance his love for music and pleasing his father.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 4.9/10 (129 voted)

Critic's Score: /100

Director: Dustin Marcellino

Stars: Blake Rayne, Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd

In 1936, William and Helen Hemsley (Brian Geraghty, Amanda Crew) welcome identical twin boys into the world. But their joy is quickly tempered by a sobering realization; how could they give these children any kind of a life beyond the desperate poverty that haunted many families in the midst of the Great Depression? When evangelist Reece Wade (Ray Liotta) reveals that he and his wife Louise (Ashley Judd) cannot have children, William feels the Lord's prompting to give them one of the infant boys. Both brothers are born with passion, drive and awesome musical talent, but take very separate, yet converging paths. Drexel Hemsley (Blake Rayne) rises like a comet and changes the music world forever. His adopted brother, Ryan Wade (also played by Blake Rayne) struggles to find the purpose for his life. All the way into manhood he wrestles with pleasing Reverend Wade, his loving but controlling father, who is convinced his son Ryan is called into the ministry. Ryan is encouraged by his ...

Ray Liotta - Reece Wade
Ashley Judd - Louise Wade
Seth Green - Dino
Joe Pantoliano - Avi Hirshberg
Blake Rayne - Ryan Wade / Drexel Hemsley
Erin Cottrell - Jenny O'Brien
Brian Geraghty - William Hemsley
Amanda Crew - Helen Hemsley
Waylon Payne - Tony Nash
Danny Woodburn - Damon
Chris Mulkey - William Hemsley (Older)
Noah Urrea - Ryan Wade (9 Years)
Gary Beaty - Steve Douglas
Caylin Cervetti - Angela
Ken Dodge - Sergeant


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 5 September 2014

Filming Locations: Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $12,000,000 (estimated)

Technical Specs


User Review


Rating: 10/10

I had the great privilege of watching a pre release of this entire movie while at the MJAA's recent Messiah 2014 Conference. Let me just say that I was completely blown away by the heart touching story line,acting and all original music! Ray Lioda and Ashley Judd were incredible! I honestly foresee many Academy Award nominations as its really that stellar in so many categories. This movie will move you to joyful tears not once, but likely 5 times! Seriously, I am a guy and I usually don't ever cry but yet there I was, a grown man, weeping tears of sorrow and joy. (think emotional roller coaster like "Forrest Gump" but 3X) This movie will make a name for the new film director Dustin Marcellino. It is a wonderful safe family friendly movie for all to see - and Elvis trivia fans will find fascinating nuggets! Look forward to watching it again this time with the entire family on the big screen Sept 5th.


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