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12 and Holding (2005)

R | | Drama | 7 July 2006 (Sweden)
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Director:

Michael Cuesta

Writer:

Anthony Cipriano (as Anthony S. Cipriano)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor Donovan ... Jacob / Rudy Carges
Jesse Camacho ... Leonard Fisher
Zoe Weizenbaum ... Malee Chuang
Jeremy Renner ... Gus Maitland
Annabella Sciorra ... Carla Chuang
Jayne Atkinson ... Ashley Carges
Linus Roache ... Jim Carges
Marcia DeBonis ... Grace Fisher
Tom McGowan ... Patrick Fisher
Michael C. Fuchs Michael C. Fuchs ... Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
Martin Campetta ... Jeff
Joseph Foster Joseph Foster ... Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
Max Miner ... Tommy
Noelle 'Parker' Present Noelle 'Parker' Present ... Haley Fisher
Jessica Sorto Jessica Sorto ... Sara Fisher
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The end of innocence is just the beginning. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »

Goofs

Jacob's birthmark changes in location, size, and color throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Gus Maitland: When I saw her last night, she had the same look on her face as that little girl. She just wanted me to take her pain away.
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Connections

References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Oye Mi Guaguanaco
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Rhumba Club (as Rumba Club)
Courtesy of Palmetto Records
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A terrific movie about children, but not for children.
12 August 2006 | by DebukochiSee all my reviews

This is a haunting coming-of-age film about children, bound by a common, shocking tragedy, who struggle to get on with life and overcome their own troubling problems. Despite the severity of issues conveyed in this film's overlapping vignettes, it never becomes melodramatic. Artful screen writing and direction infuse humor in the telling of these children's stories---stories rich with characters who are colorful, but never contrived. All of the children provide very genuine, endearing performances---essential if the audience is going to empathize with them and their disturbing behavior. This movie will frequently make you uncomfortable---very uncomfortable. But no matter how horrifying and even monstrous these children's actions may be, they never lose their appealing and disarming qualities as children. These are very cool kids, even the most troubled, who easily win your affection.

During the course of the movie, one of the children queries the others by asking, "Do you know ninety-percent of people's problems are due to their inability to get over the past?" All of these children will be faced with this challenge. You hope all will overcome this obstacle, but sadly, not all of them will or should be able to get over their past.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Haledon, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,456, 21 May 2006

Gross USA:

$96,464

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$119,195
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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