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My Brother (2006)

 -  Drama  -  16 March 2007 (USA)
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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 ... 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.)
Donovan Jennings ...
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
Michael Luggio ...
Mr. Vincent
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Mr. Roland
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Amir
Nasser Metcalfe ...
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 Waal 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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Heartwarming and positive
22 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at American Black Film Festival. It is a positive black film with positive messages. Also, a great performance by Vanessa Williams. Little actors were great also, and the lead role and Fredro was great also. After my interest in this movie I looked them up on the net and found their site; mybrotherthemovie.com (they are also on youtube.com/profile?user=LibertyArtists). In there they have a mini-documentary showing how they worked with the developmentally-disabled. Seems like a very caring bunch of people. The developmentally-disabled did great because of it. And the result is a heartwarming and positive film. Go see it yourself, I think it opens on the 16th of March.


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