Fans have the opportunity to win a free private screening of Charlie St. Cloud and a visit from the film's star, Zac Efron

Jun 22, 2010, 09:00 ET from Universal Pictures

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Pictures today announced the launch of a fan-oriented website for its upcoming romantic drama Charlie St. Cloud, starring Zac Efron.  The launch of "Charlie St. Cloud Fans" features a special promotion: from now until June 30, entrants may vie for a chance to win a hometown screening of Charlie St. Cloud ... with a special appearance by the star himself!

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Upon registering at www.charliestcloud.com/hometownsweeps, fans may earn points by completing simple, fun actions such as becoming a fan of the film on Facebook or commenting on the Charlie St. Cloud trailer on YouTube.  One hundred points gains entry into the Charlie St. Cloud hometown screening competition, and extra entries can be earned by achieving additional point levels.  One lucky winner will get to meet Zac Efron at a special screening of Charlie St. Cloud in his or her hometown.  Registered "Charlie St. Cloud Fans" will also be able to earn other rewards, meet fans of Zac Efron and Charlie St. Cloud, and gain access to exclusive videos and photos from the film.

Based on an acclaimed novel, Charlie St. Cloud stars Zac Efron as a young man who survives an accident that lets him see the world in a unique way.  In this emotionally charged story, he begins a romantic journey in which he embraces the dark realities of the past while discovering the transformative power of love.

Accomplished sailor Charlie St. Cloud (Efron) has the adoration of mother Claire (Oscar® winner Kim Basinger) and little brother Sam (newcomer Charlie Tahan), as well as a college scholarship that will lead him far from his sleepy Pacific Northwest hometown.  But his bright future is cut short when a tragedy strikes and takes his dreams with it. 

After his high-school classmate Tess (Amanda Crew) returns home unexpectedly, Charlie grows torn between honoring a promise he made four years earlier and moving forward with newfound love.  And as he finds the courage to let go of the past for good, Charlie discovers the soul most worth saving is his own.  www.charliestcloud.com

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