A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Bloom
Ryan Eames
Ben Bloom
Davis Sweatt ...
Leopold - age 11
James Middleton ...
Jack (as Don Baker)
David Burke ...
Thomas Kingsley
Amie Quigley ...
Ruth Livingston
Zac Epstein ...
Kid #1


A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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The boy you were is not the man you are.



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Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent content | See all certifications »


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12 March 2004 (UK)  »

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Leopold Bloom  »

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2.35 : 1
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A letter addressed to Oxford, Mississippi, clearly has the ZIP Code 64933. The ZIP Code for Oxford, Mississippi, is 38655. There is no city with the ZIP shown in the film; ZIP's beginning with "649" would be near Kansas City, Missouri. See more »


Written by Waz
Performed by Waz
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Ambition Should Be Encouraged Not Scorned
25 June 2004 | by (Arizona) – See all my reviews

I agree with the reviewer who wrote that "Leo" is vulnerable to charges of being pretentious. It also dips into melodrama in a couple scenes involving Dennis Hopper's stock villain, and some of the other characters needed to be fleshed out more. However, I would much rather see a first time director tackle a project with the complexity and ambition of "Leo" than to have them make yet another pseudo wry, post modern, Tarantino imitation, or, worse, a boring, routine slasher film. Therefore, I applaud Mehdi Norowzian for his effort, even if his reach may currently exceed his grasp. I will look forward to seeing future efforts from a director who obviously has talent. BTW, I think one of the "external reviews" makes an issue of Norowzian's background in commercial work. I don't understand the negative view of this. Many talented filmmakers got their start directing commercials or music videos. Robert Altman made industrial films before his first, undistinguished feature, which starred future "Billy Jack," Tom McLoughlin. A person has to learn their craft somewhere. There are only so many Orson Welles types who spring forth a genius in their first effort.

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