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Jet Boy (2001)

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A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in an runaway kid trying to dodge social services.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Branden Nadon ...
Nathan
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Nathan's First Pick-up
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Boon Palmer
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Jordan
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Erin
Randy Birch ...
Tattoo Artist
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Gym Teacher
Shawn Anderson ...
Fighting Classmate
Valerie Planche ...
Mrs. Ross
Krista Rae ...
Ivory Girl
Carrie Schiffler ...
Nathan's Mom
Lynn Ivall ...
Schuyler
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Ferris
Blair Wood ...
Punk
Tania Sablatash ...
Waitress
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A drug dealer finds an unlikely traveling companion in an runaway kid trying to dodge social services.

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CAD 1,400,000 (estimated)
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A Flawed Wonder
9 November 2008 | by (Ghent, KY) – See all my reviews

I gave this a 9 out of 10, which is extraordinary for what, in many ways, is a pretty bad film. Sometimes a movie can touch you, like this one does, even though you know it has some terribly bad aspects like cardboard-cutout characters and unbelievable plot turns. In a movie that often has the complexity and production values of an ABC Afternoon Special, there is the stirring performance of Branden Nadon as Nathan, a young male prostitute, latching onto a drifter he wants to be his ... father figure? lover? both? There are many unanswered questions here, opportunities missed, time spent on uninteresting plot lines. But instead of walking away in disgust, Nadon's performance and character just leaves you hungry for more, and wishing scenes had been expanded. There's a scene where Nathan tells a gay teen who has just kissed him, "I just want to be a good kid," and it so excruciating and sweet and sad you wish the scene had gone on forever. When Nathan accompanies the drifter to the drifter's home town, none of the people he encounters there know how worldly he is, or how wounded he is, and how he longs to belong to someone. It's a poignant performance you won't easily forget.


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