Charlie St. Cloud

Synopsis: Charlie St. Cloud is a young man overcome by grief at the death of his younger brother, Sam - so much so that he takes a job as caretaker of the cemetery in which his brother is buried. Charlie has a special lasting bond with his brother though, as he can see him, meeting up with Sam each night to play catch and talk. When a girl comes into Charlie's life, he must choose between keeping the promise he made to Sam or going after the girl he loves.
Director(s): Burr Steers
Production: Universal Pictures
  4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
99 min

We'll catch them

on the reach, Sam!

The reach is ours,


We're going over!


Watch it! Watch it!

We're cutting inside!

Inside what?

Hike hard, Sam, hike hard!

What are you doing?

Take the tiller!

Head as far up as you can.

We're gonna go over!

l'm not strong enough!

You're gonna

have to be, Sammy!

Here we go!

We're coming for you!


Yeah, buddy!


We got them, buddy!


He's doing it again!

Come on, Sam!

God, that boy is

just too good!

We're gonna

catch them, Sam!

Come on, let's go!

Bear off when l say, Sam.

When l say.

Charlie, look!

But we're gonna hit it!

Man up, Sam!

Bear off when l say!

When l say, Sam!

Come on, Sam!

No way he's gonna make it!


we're gonna hit it!

We'll hit the boat! Charlie!


Sam, we did it!

We won!


St. Cloud boys,

Iet me take your picture.

Hold on a second.


You've got to look good.

This is for the newspaper.

You look good.

Ready? Sexy poses.

Sexy pose.

Congratulations, boys.

Thank you.


Give it to me.

l really thought

you had them

this time, Tessy.

Next time.

Ooh, thank you.

Charlie, l just

wanted to say great race.

You really closed out,

Thanks, man.

Yeah. You know,

they won't let you

pull stunts like that

in college races ,

St. Cloud


third race this season.

Mark it down on

your calendar, St. Cloud,

'cause that's when

l'm gonna smoke you.

Come on, Sam.

Don't look at me like that.

Oh, l guess there are

some things you

can't buy, Connors.


Where do you think

they're going, Charlie?

Everywhere, Sammy.

They're going everywhere.

Don't wory, that's

going to be us one day.

You and me, bud.

Setting sail at

sunset cannons,

It's not like it

would be the end of the world.

l'm just saying,

l could work for a year,

fill the coffers,

and then go to Stanford.

You said yourself

it was too expensive,

even with the aid, Mom.

l didn't say it

was too expensive.

l said it was expensive.

Mom , I don't want you

having to work double shifts

at the hospital all the time.

You got in fall,

so you go in fall.

You can't put life

on hold, Charlie.

It doesn't wait for you.

l want to be there

when you spank Yale.

l do, too.

l want to be there

when he spanks Yale.

Spank it!

Eveybody's dressed so fancy.

You look beautiful, Mom.


Charles Percival St. Cloud,

captain of the sailing team

and winner of the Keating

Scholar-Athlete Award.


Charlie, baby,

Iooking good!


We expect big things

from you, young man.

Expecting big

things myself, sir.

Stop it.

Straighten up,

Iook sharp.

This suit's so lame.


Put me down, Sullivan!

Sammy's on a rampage.

Don't make me

hurt you, Green!

Come on,

what do you got?

Come on, come on, come on.

You want to tap out?

We made it.

AIl right, All right.

You're up!

Hey. Kegger at the

point tonight.

Your attendance

is required, okay?

It's our last hurrah.

We're gonna have

hurrahs all summer long.

We ship out next

week for boot camp.

Everything got accelerated.

Next week?


No. l'm gonna puke.

l'll be there.

l'll be there.

Don't mess with me, Green.

You're late.

Oh, yeah, l couldn't

find my glove.

You're late, Sam.

Do you want to make

Majors next season?

Yeah, l'm gonna try.

Yeah? You're gonna ty?

Yes, definitely, yes!

'Cause l don't want to

waste my time here with you.

Yes! Yes! Yeah!


Okay. Then l'Il

make a deal with you.

l'll practice with you

for one hour every day,

right after l get off work,

up until l leave for Stanford.

l'll meet you at

sunset cannons every day.

But if you keep me

waiting like this

just one time,

the whole deal's off.

No, l won't. l won't.

You'd better not.

No. l swear.

No, l won't,


Then let's do this.





Get over here.

Put your hand out;

palms up.

you see these wide seams?


That's the correct way

to hold a baseball.

l didn't know l

was gonna get to go

to baseball camp this summer.

That's because rich kids

go to camp, Sammy.

Do you have a trust fund

you're not telling me about?

Not really. No.

No, you don't.

But you know

what you do have?

Good looks?

No, you got me.

Get back over there.


Hey. l pulled an extra shift.

You are on Sam duty,

Mom, l have plans.

Make sure he gets in

bed at a decent hour.


l'll bring you

donuts for breakfast.

Make mine chocolate!


Hey, wait!

Hey, Sam!

Catchl Go!

How could you let that go

between your legs?

I could play

better than that!

Hey, buddy,

your dinner's ready, okay?

Sam, l'm putting

your dinner in the oven,

all right?



Jeez! What the.,.

What are you doing?

What are you doing?

You're on Sam dutyl

No one babysat me

when l was 11 , Sam.

Look, it's the

Can you please

just get me to Tommy's

by the bottom of the 8th?

No. It's not exactly

on the way, Sam.

Sweet ride.

You're going out

like that?

Crucial game.


Blow me.


Hey, keep an eye

out for cops,

Hey, keep an eye

out for cops.


Sammy! Cheer up.

Come on, Sammy.

Sammy, baby.

You just can't wait,

can you?

Sully and Green

Ieave for basic training

in a week.

No, Charlie,

l mean to get out of here.

Come on. l'm gonna

see you all the time.

That's what Dad said.

Yeah, but l'm not Dad.

l'm not gonna ditch you, Sam.

l'm not gonna ditch you.

Cheer up, man.

Not an option.

You got one second

to cheer up.

You're lucky that

wasn't my throwing arm.

Or what?

l'd have to kick your ass.

Hey, what are you doing?

Ow! My nose!

Shut your window, man.

l feel a draft.

Dude. Watch it, punk.

Calm down, l'm driving!

l'm driving, l'm driving!

Sam! l'm driving!

Come on.


Mom's gonna kill us!

Don't worry,

l'll take the blame.

God, l hurt so much.

What's that?

They're looking for us.


l don't know.

Whatever happens, please,

just don't leave me, okay?

l won't.

Charlie.,. Charlie!

l won't.


please don't leaye me!

I won't!

Give it up,

The kid's flatlined.

He's a lost cause.

There's no such thing

as a lost cause, Quiet.

Come on. Come on.

My word.

Thank you, Jude.

Hey, Hey. Hey.

Welcome back.

Where was l?

lt's okay.

Where was l?

You've just got to relax.

Where's Sam?

Everything's okay,

but you gotta stay still.

Where's Sam?

You got

to stay still. Okay?

Shh, Everything's okay.


Hey, Sam?

Sam! Sam?

You've got to rest.

Come on, come on.

Sam! Sam!

No! No!

No, please! Stop! No!

That's my brother! Sam!

l can't leave him.

l can't leave him.

Oh, my God,

l'm sory, Sam!

No! Sam! l'm sorry, Sam.

Dispatch, be advised, 351-BT,

from fatality accident.

One conscious, one DOA.

Through our Lord,

Jesus Christ.

God, whose mercies

cannot be numbered,

accept our prayers

on behalf of the soul

of thy servant departed

and grant him an entrance

into the land

of light and joy.

and the fellowship

of thy saints,

through Jesus Christ,

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