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The Newcomers (2000)

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A 12-year-old boy and his family start life over in a new town.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher McCoy ...
Gary Docherty
Courtney Docherty
Marilyn Docherty
Gil Weatherton
Mack Weatherton
Mike Chiarello ...
Rusty De Wees ...
Dennis Brownbear
Elizabeth Owens ...
Mrs. Marsdon
Doug Barron ...
Edsel Hughes ...
Mr. Burns


A 12-year-old boy and his family start life over in a new town.

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Newcomers - Neue Freunde  »

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Film debut of Paul Dano. See more »


Slim: Hey, you guys wanna hear a joke?
Gil Weatherton: No.
Sam Docherty: No.
Joel: No.
Slim: Well, I'm gonna tell you anyway.
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Family Movie Hell
16 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Every once in a while -- perhaps more frequently than that -- you watch a movie and marvel at the the notion that someone would spend the time and resources to transform a stunningly incompetent script into a feature film. This particular film is so lacking in plot and character development that it is almost a marvel to behold. The motivations of the characters are laughably non-existent. And there is a pervading blandness to the whole affair that would send even the most undemanding young viewers into deep coma.

I can't imagine why I took the time to slog through this unfortunate excuse for entertainment, although I did get a little bit of exercise from constantly shaking my head and wondering how much worse a "family film" could get. How Kate Bosworth and Jeff Fahey got involved is a question best answered by their respective agents.

By the way, the packaging on this DVD suggests, perhaps, that this is a "boy and his dog" movie. It is not. The dog is a random addition that is every bit as disconnected to the "story" as I was.

Avoid this at all costs, and add 90 precious minutes to your life.

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