Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is ... See full summary »
A father reminisces about his childhood when he and his younger brother moved to a new town with their mother, her new husband and their dog, Shane. When the younger brother is subjected to physical abuse at the hands of their brutal stepfather, Mike decides to convert their toy trolley, the "Radio Flyer", into a plane to fly him to safety. Written by
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When Bobby and Mikey's family first arrive at their new house in California, the king rips off the sign by the door that says "The Marshalls" (at around 50 mins). The sign reappears in the next shot and then disappears again when the king comes back out. See more »
[the King, completely drunk and furious, catches Mike and Bobby watching TV late at night]
Hey! What are ya doin' up? Go to bed! Go to bed!
[cuts Mike off]
Bobby, come here! Mikey, you go to bed. Bobby, you come here!
But I wanna stay...
[cuts him off again]
GO TO BED! Come here, Bobby. Come HERE! Come here.
[the King grabs and pulls Bobby towards him potentially to abuse him; Shane, the family dog, growls whilst Mikey cries]
What did I tell ya? What ...
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Wonderful movie based on dark reality that many experience
Simply an amazing bittersweet movie that portrays a side of life often skipped over in feel good movies. I saw this as a child and came back to it very recently and fell in love again.
As a child it sparked my interest purely for the building of a plane, as an adult it captured me in the dark world and a young mans escape from that world.
The portrayal of the King was great, the camera style chosen with low shots and shots focusing on actions and hand movements was I thought well done, I personally can not recall anything quite done in that style and adds to the character and portrays him as a force almost not human (which may not be far from reality) it makes for interesting developments
Worth a watch any day
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