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Prince of Central Park (2000)

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
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JJ Somerled
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The Guardian
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Rosa Sanchez (as Lauren Velez)
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Businessman
Mtume Gant ...
Easy
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Annalisse Somerled
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Sophia
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Sophia's Mom
Francesco Vittorio ...
Young JJ
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School Principal
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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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Survival is the most dangerous game of all


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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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O Príncipe de Central Park  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,810, 24 September 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,810, 24 September 2000
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The last film, on which Producers Steven Seagal and Julius R. Nasso worked together, before their production company "Seagal/Nasso Productions" broke apart. See more »

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

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JJ's Blues
Performed by Theodore Shapiro and Brooklyn Funk Essentials
Written by Theodore Shapiro
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Bad Billing
27 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

This one was closer to the book than the 1977 TV flick, but still way off. Do yourself a favor and buy the book, it is excellent. Now I have a problem with the billing, Why is JJ, the MAIN character billed fifth? Even the guardian, who's part was no where near the largest got better billing, it seems like an ego massage to the "stars" The bigger the NAME, the higher the billing, regardless of the size of the part. It just shouldn't be this way- The billing should be prioritized by the size of the part, not the size of the name playing the part.Frank Nasso should have got first billing, plain and simple. After all he had the biggest part and not only that, The title of the movie embodied his part. And once again, buy the book!


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