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Brother's Shadow (2006)

Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn... See full summary »

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Todd S. Yellin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Scott Cohen ... Jake Groden
Katie Danziger Katie Danziger ... Woman in Black
Lisa Emery ... Sylvia
Ato Essandoh ... Soy
Robert Feeley Robert Feeley ... Dock Worker
Susan Floyd ... Emily
Marc Fogel Marc Fogel ... Dock worker
Judd Hirsch ... Leo Groden
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Mrs. Quince
Elliot Korte Elliot Korte ... Adam Groden
Jerry Matz Jerry Matz ... Solomon
Donna Mitchell ... Judge
James Murtaugh ... Hank Stafford
Jay Patterson ... Alaskan Parole Officer
Toby Poser ... Susan
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Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn family. He soon discovers that his perfect brother, Michael is dead, and he begins trying to take what Michael had- a beautiful wife, adoring son, control of the family furniture business and the love of their gruff father. For Jake, the price of a new life is his identity. Written by anonymous

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Slow Surprise
Written & Performed by Chris Smither
Homunculus Music ASCAP, administered by Bug Music
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...worth the time. ...leaves something to be desired, (as in you would like more), but inspires thought and introspection.
16 May 2006 | by indri-1See all my reviews

What percentage of movies does a person go to see these days that leave them wondering what happened to their eight to ten dollars? ANSWER: TOO MANY! This movie isn't like that. It is a story about real people that are sometimes a combination of both likable and unlikable.

Downside:

Not enough character development & some plot lines left twisting in the wind.

Upside:

Forces viewers to think about the choices they have made for good or bad in their own lives.

Well acted by: Scott Cohen, Judd Hirsch, Susan Floyd, Ato Essandoh and Elliot Korte.

Contains some good lighthearted humor.


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