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Man and Boy (1971)

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At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

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At the beginning of the 19th century a man and his son settle in Arizona which used to be a frontier state and full of criminals at that time.

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Bill Cosby comes to the big screen in a stunning switch from his TV and comedy portrayals to a starkly dramatic role!

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28 January 1976 (Mexico)  »

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few movies have truly human characters
20 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The most impressive thing about this film, to me, was it's realism. Many films have the pretense of reality, but very few movies have truly human characters. The only one you can become emotionally invested in is, of course, the boy. Everyone else is perfectly flawed. The Hero is, at times, a coward. The villains all seem to be driven by motives that one can easily understand. And under the same influences, one might be inclined to follow the same paths they chose. As in life, there are few truly righteous or evil people. Some, but very few. Most of us are somewhere in between. In short,"Man and Boy" is teaching us this lesson through the eyes of a young boy looking for a hero. Dose he find one? You be the judge.


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