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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
Ashley Carges
Jim Carges
Grace Fisher
Patrick Fisher
Michael C. Fuchs ...
Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
Joseph Foster ...
Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
Noelle 'Parker' Present ...
Haley Fisher
Jessica Sorto ...
Sara Fisher


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) »


The end of innocence is just the beginning. See more »



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 »


Gus Maitland: You're going to like Dr. Chuang. This is only my second session. She's really good.
Malee Chuang: I'm not a patient, I'm her daughter.
[lifts her veil]
Gus Maitland: Oh yeah. Ah, I see the resemblance.
Malee Chuang: Are you trying to make me sick?
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References Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) See more »


Performed by Joe 90
Written by Chris Seefried
Performed by Adam Hamilton, Gary Derosa & Craig Ruda
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Nice production, good script, outstanding casting, great young actors
1 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Nice production, good script, outstanding casting, great young actors and well chosen music makes this a gem. One can complain about some of the extremes of the plot, but forgive the excesses and farcical elements for the sake of a well woven story. It begins with four kids, friends growing up in a middle-class neighborhood. A significant event splits the initial single thread into three, each following a child: the precocious Malee making her first amorous exploration; Leonard and his struggle with obesity, not only his but also of his immediate family; and the conflicted Jacob. While the film would classify as a drama, there is a good deal of humor to counterbalance the tension that is maintained throughout. The editing is superb in how it moves nimbly among the threads, keeping us always interested and curious about what will happen to the characters. The young actors deliver their parts with aplomb which combined with excellent directing should make this a success.

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