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Stolen Summer (2002)

PG  |   |  Drama  |  25 July 2003 (Italy)
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Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to ... See full summary »

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Marie O'Malley
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Esther
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Pete, an eight-year-old Catholic boy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago in the mid-1970s, attends Catholic school, where as classes let out for the summer, he's admonished by a nun to follow the path of the Lord, and not that of the Devil. Perhaps taking this message a bit too seriously, Pete decides it's his goal for the summer to help someone get into heaven; having been told that Catholicism is the only sure path to the kingdom of the Lord, Pete decides to convert a Jew to Catholicism in order to improve their standing in the afterlife. Hoping to find a likely candidate, Pete begins visiting a nearby synagogue, where he gets to know Rabbi Jacobson, who responds to Pete's barrage of questions with good humor. Pete also makes friends with the Rabbi's son, Danny, who is about the same age; when he learns that Danny is seriously ill, he decides Danny would be an excellent choice for conversion. When the priest at Pete's church informs Pete that all will be tested before they pass the... Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$61,613 (USA) (22 March 2002)

Gross:

$18,288 (Hong Kong) (18 October 2002)
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Trivia

Adi Stein, who plays Pete O'Malley, is the son of a rabbi in real life. See more »

Goofs

Pete is playing with a Mattel Football handheld game which wasn't invented until 1977, but the movie is set in 1976. See more »

Quotes

Rabbi Jacobsen: If you ask people to think, that's when they start complaining.
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SMILE
Performed by The Jayhawkers
Written by Gary Louris
Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI) and Absinthe Music (BMI)
Courtesy of American by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This story wrenched my heart
19 November 2002 | by (Seattle, WA USA) – See all my reviews

I have not been so impressed with a movie in a very long time, the child who played the boy (Adiel Stein) was perfect... he and this story really wrenched my heart, and by the end I was nearly in tears. Today there are not enough stories that are about the pure love of a childs heart, or depict the faith that can be displayed by children. I really think this is a must see movie.


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