Pray for Michael Sullivan

"I saw then my father's only fear was that his son would follow the same road."

Michael Sullivan, Jr.

Road to Perdition

Release Date: July 12, 2002

Two fathers: Michael Sullivan (Tom Hanks), a hit man for the Irish mob in Depression-era Chicago, and Mr. John Rooney (Paul Newman), Sullivan's boss and the man who raised him as a son.

Two sons: Michael Sullivan, Jr. (Tyler Hoechlin) and Connor Rooney (Daniel Craig), each desperate to earn his father's favor. Jealousy and competition put them all on a collision course, ultimately bringing Sullivan's work into his private life and leading to the death of his beloved wife (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and youngest son, Peter (Liam Aiken). Now Michael Sullivan and his surviving son are set on a journey instigated by tragedy and fueled by revenge.

Road to Perdition is a portrayal of two families whose fates are determined by the complex and often combative relationships between fathers and their sons...and sons and their fathers.

Tom Hanks (Cast Away, Catch Me If You Can) heads the cast of the drama Road to Perdition under the direction of director Sam Mendes (American Beauty). The film also stars Paul Newman, Jude Law (A.I. Artificial Intelligence), Jennifer Jason Leigh, Stanley Tucci (Men in BlackGalaxy Quest), Daniel Craig (Munich), newcomer Tyler Hoechlin and young actor Liam Aiken (Lemony Snicket).

Richard D. Zanuck (Jaws), Dean Zanuck and Sam Mendes produced Road to Perdition with Walter F. Parkes (Gladiator) and Joan Bradshaw (Cast Away) serving as executive producers. The film's screenplay is by David Self, based on the graphic novel written by Max Allan Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner. The film is a co-production of DreamWorks Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox.

About the Film

Road to Perdition (2002) Movie Poster

About the Film

CAST
  • TOM HANKS,
  • PAUL NEWMAN,
  • TYLER HOECHLIN,
  • DANIEL CRAIG,
  • LIAM AIKEN,
  • JUDE LAW
DIRECTOR
  • SAM MENDES
SCREENWRITER
  • DAVID SELF, BASED ON THE GRAPHIC NOVEL BY MAX ALLAN COLLINS AND RICHARD PIERS RAYNER
PRODUCERS
  • RICHARD D. ZANUCK,
  • DEAN ZANUCK,
  • SAM MENDES
CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • CONRAD L. HALL
PRODUCTION DESIGNER
  • DENNIS GASSNER
COSTUME DESIGNER
  • ALBERT WOLSKY
EDITOR
  • JILL BILCOCK
COMPOSER
  • THOMAS NEWMAN