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12 and Holding (2005)

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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carla Chuang
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Jim Carges
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Patrick Fisher
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

boy | 12 year old | twin | friend | death | See All (146) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

7 July 2006 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,456 (USA) (19 May 2006)


$95,687 (USA) (14 July 2006)

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1.85 : 1
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At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »


The apple that the nurse offers Leonard is red but with streaks of green. The apple Leonard takes a bite of is bright red with no streaks and is noticeably larger than the first apple. See more »


Malee Chuang: I don't think it's about age. I think when two people really connect, they connect for other reasons. And since soul mates are eternal, they have no age.
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References Friday the 13th (1980) See more »


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Gritty, emotional and incredibly funny
10 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The minute this film started playing, I was hooked. The story follows three 12 year olds who are the normal kind of kids you expect to bump into in your neighbourhood. Each has their own issues, as do all 12 year olds, and it is not till an immensely tragic death amongst them occurs, that they start confronting their issues and start trying to deal with them in their own way. Each very different. The story unravels beautifully and there are times you feel like you need to look away, and start squirming with unease and shock, and times you literally burst out laughing and then cry as well.. Well, I did anyway. I would highly recommend this to pretty much everyone I know, I cant believe it slipped through the net, and I have only just seen it. An absolute gem. To say it is like Stand By Me is a bold statement, but a deserved one. Its of the same calibre. Watch it.

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