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Prince of Central Park (2000)

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A young boy sets out to find his mother. After setting up camp in Central Park, he encounters a group of people even needier than himself.

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Rebecca Cairn
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Noah Cairn
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Mrs. Ardis
Frank Nasso ...
JJ Somerled (as Frankie Nasso)
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The Guardian
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Rosa Sanchez (as Lauren Velez)
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Businessman
Mtume Gant ...
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Annalisse Somerled
Carmen Moreno ...
Sophia
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Sophia's Mom
Francesco Vittorio ...
Young JJ
Michael P. Moran ...
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Stephanie Berry ...
School Principal
Frank Anthony ...
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JJ's life has been miserable ever since his ill mother had to give him up. The only two good things he has are his best friend Sophia and his wonderful talent for music. Determined to know what happened to his mom, the young man escapes from his foster mother, a woman who encourages her charges to steal and bully. Following his memories, he takes shelter in Central Park. JJ becomes the new protégé of the Guardian, a homeless eccentric and self-appointed King of Central Park who promises to protect the boy and offers him the companionship of a dog called Mutt in exchange for food. Also, JJ's path crosses with Rebecca Cairn, another eccentric who lives in a brownstone overlooking the park. She takes particular interest in him, as does her estranged husband Noah Cairn who is always rescuing Rebecca when she grows depressed. JJ tries to shake off the help of these characters, thinking that his life would be better on his own. However, JJ's foster mother is looking for him, making his ... Written by Max Vaughn

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Rated PG-13 for some violence | See all certifications »
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25 December 2000 (Brazil)  »

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El príncipe de Central Park  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,810 (USA) (22 September 2000)

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$5,810 (USA) (22 September 2000)
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The final theatrical film appearance of Jerry Orbach. See more »

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Remake of The Prince of Central Park (1977) See more »

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Film directing at its worst.
11 November 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

The auteur of "Prince" manages to take an excellent cast, a decent story, a mediocre script and carefully assemble them into one boring, monotonous, amateurish mess. In spite of a strong central performance by Frank Nasso, the Prince, this disjointed film wanders aimlessly from scene to scene, painfully disintegrating into hash. The result brings a sigh of relief at the end where the tears of joy should be. A sad waste of time and talent and a good example of how NOT to direct a film.


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