Adam Baldwin is “The Keyman”
Chris Myers (Adam Baldwin “Chuck,” “Serenity,” “The Patriot,” “Full Metal Jacket”) was climbing the corporate ladder until an event sent him spiraling down. Karen Myers (Ellen Locy “Dr. T and the Women”) wants to forget all about her ex-husband until circumstances bring the two face to face with their horrible secret– a secret that has devastated their worlds. Together, with the help of Popeye (Tom Wright “Barbershop” “The World Trade Center”), they find the key to unlocking their tragic past.
Original Title “The Keyman” also retitled “Finding Redemption.”
This is the first movie produced by Serendipitous Films and was shot in Dallas in September of 2000. The film was released in early 2002 in foreign markets. It is available for purchase here on this site at the Store. The DVD contains lots of extras. This movie even has an appearance by teen hearthrob Mitchell Musso when he was only 8 years old.
What some people have said:
The Keyman is truly spectacular. The story was moving, the characters fully developed and the acting was brilliant. Adam Baldwin, as the lead will bring you to tears from his very first scene and will take you on a journey of emotion from laughter to raw pain. The script is tight and the dialogue is haunting. This movie takes the cliché of `people make mistakes’ and gives it meaning beyond its words. It shows you the ugly consequences of those mistakes and how learning to forgive, not only others, but ourselves has more healing power than years of self-loathing. We may not be able to change the past, but we can learn to move on and start to live again. The Keyman is a story that will stick with you and a movie that will touch your heart.
After first viewing The Gunman, I went searching for more movies by Daniel Millican. After viewing Keyman, which I believe is Millican’s best work yet, my outlook on family, human nature and society making judgements on one another based on appearances alone has changed completely. The story was heart-wrenching, thought-provoking and has opened lines of communication within our family between parents and teenagers alike. I found the movie entertaining, while at the same time deeply disturbing, a story in contrasts that I would recommend to everyone, particularly parents with children of impressionable age – my daughter has plans to introduce the movie to her high school classmates through in-class viewing with discussion. Don’t miss this one, thank you so much Daniel Millican for sharing your vision.
Stories From the Set
On the first day of shooting, we were waiting for the crew to finish lighting and Adam challenged me to a chess game. This was the first day of my first feature film to direct… I was star struck, big eyed and nervous. Of course I got creamed. But even if I had kept my nerves, I would have lost– Adam Baldwin is a great chess player. One thing I remember about this location– I had my 3 1/2 year old son there and looking at footage is amazing because he’s 14 now.