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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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Featured in Two Special Brothers (2006) See more »

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You Made Me Love You
Written by L. Henderson, Joseph McCarthy (as J. McCarthy) and James V. Monaco (as J. Monaco)
Performed by Evan Palazzo
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Moving and ultimately uplifting..Vanessa rocks!
25 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in an early screening with a lot of industry types. Vanessa Williams was absolutely beautiful, as was Tatum O'Neal. This is a movie that isn't afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve and the family relationships portrayed are touching and, ultimately, inspiring. The director's choice of actors in two important roles was especially brave and resulting work of the entire family unit as an ensemble is what makes the film tick. I look forward to seeing the film in a finished state, with score and final edit in place, and will recommend it to friends seeking the kind of kitchen-sink drama that used to be a staple in entertainment.


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