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My Brother (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 March 2007 (USA)
"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

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L'Tisha Morton
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Erica Walters
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Isaiah Morton
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James Morton
Rodney Henry ...
Young Isaiah Morton (as Rodney Henry Jr.)
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Young James Morton
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Pharaoh
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Joey - Comedy Store (as MC 'Talent' James Harris)
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Adoption Administrator
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Mr. Vincent
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Mr. Roland
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Amir
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Fazul
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Reverend Franklin
Roger Shamas ...
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"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two boys, eight and eleven at the time, adopted together. Finding that only Isaiah can be adopted. L'Tisha makes the only choice she feels she can make; creating an unbreakable bond of love between the boys, and hoping that bond will get them through life. Her prayers are answered as the boys overcome impossible odds on their way to adulthood, staying as close as ever as young men dealing with life's obstacles. Written by Lowkeyelv

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Two Brothers, One Soul

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Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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$28,613 (USA) (16 March 2007)

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Paul Newman helped Dexter Darden get his start in the film industry, making this his debut film. Paul Newman first met Dexter Darden at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT. Dexter was a camper at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a camp that Paul Newman created. The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp is a camp for kids with life threatening diseases. See more »

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Featured in Two Special Brothers (2006) See more »

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Written by Talib Kweli (as T.K. Greene), Nina Simone (as N. Simone) and Kanye West (as K. West)
Performed by Talib Kweli
Courtesy of MCA Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Huge Fan of Vanessa Williams
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I admit I'm a huge fan of Vanessa Williams, so I was looking forward to seeing this film when I heard about it. I lucked into a screening and thought it was just so moving and thought provoking. I haven't seen a story on screen in a long, long time that touched me so deeply. The supporting players were all wonderful and I think this is truly a film deserving of a wide audience. My favorite scenes involved Vanessa and her sons, as well as the scenes in which she is trying so hard to hold her family together. I think her work in this film is of high quality and I am pleased that she is getting an opportunity to show her talents as an actress.


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