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The Last Brickmaker in America (2001)

A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.

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A man must cope with the loss of his wife and the obsolescence of his job before finding redemption by becoming a role model to an equally lost 13-year-old.

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Rated PG for some mild language | See all certifications »
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23 September 2001 (USA)  »

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Amerikan viimeinen tiilentekijä  »

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$8,000,000 (estimated)
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[After surveying some graffiti on the walls of the Washington Public School.]
Henry Cobb: I can't understand why a boy as smart and thoughtful as you would do such a thing.
Danny Potter: I was mad.
Henry Cobb: At the school?
Danny Potter: At my parents.
Henry Cobb: Then why didn't you spray paint them?
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Sometimes you really can't see the forest for the trees
20 April 2013 | by (League City Texas) – See all my reviews

Maybe its corny,maybe its too family values but maybe because the world is going to hell in a hand basket it might just be time to reflect and rediscover values that made this country great at one time and perhaps once again hopefully and that is the value of this film.The story is simples,even dull but if you don't see part of what YOUR life was,or wished it could be or even tries to be today,than,with respect,your lying to yourself. Perhaps your moving to fast and have lost sight of"the forest for the trees"THAT my friends is the simple yet so often missed or just forgotten message of a truly rare family film as relevant today as in the year it was released 2001,and running only 85 minutes.The cast is headed by legendary Sidney Poitier as a 76 year old brickmaker whose wife of 60 years has recently died,and a few other fine character actors along with a relative unknown Cody Newton,as a 13 year old troubled teen, weave a story that won't work for everyone but just might let you see that damned forest that those trees keep getting in the way of if your willing to give it a chance and open those big baby blues of yours.


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