The Myth of Fingerprints

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The Myth of Fingerprints
Poster of the movie The Myth of Fingerprints.jpg
Directed byBart Freundlich
Produced byBart Freundlich
Tim Perell
Mary Jane Skalski
James Schamus
Written byBart Freundlich
Music byDavid Bridie
John Phillips
CinematographyStephen Kazmierski
Edited byKen J. Sackerham
Kate Williams
Distributed bySony Pictures Classics
Release date
  • September 17, 1997 (1997-09-17)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$2 million
Box office$458,815[1]

The Myth of Fingerprints is a 1997 American film drama written and directed by Bart Freundlich. It stars Blythe Danner, Roy Scheider, Noah Wyle, and Julianne Moore (who later married Freundlich).[2]

The film is named after the song "All Around the World or the Myth of Fingerprints" by Paul Simon, featured on his 1986 album Graceland; the song is concerned with dispelling the "myth" that people are different the world over:[citation needed] "I've seen them all, and, man, they're all the same."


When a dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving at their New England home, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.



Set in New England, the film was shot in Andover, Bethel, and Waterville, Maine (Colby College).


  1. ^ The Myth of Fingerprints at Box Office Mojo
  2. ^ Stephen Holden (1997-09-17). "A Family as the Thanksgiving Turkey". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-14.

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