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The Conrad Boys (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 April 2006 (USA)
Charlie Conrad is ready for college, but the sudden death of his mother and his long-absent father leave him saddled with the adult responsibility of raising his 9-year-old brother.

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Cast

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Ben Conrad (as Boo Boo Stewart)
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Doug Conrad
Nancy Hancock ...
Tori Marshall
Katelyn Ann Clark ...
Louise Denver
Dorian Frankel ...
Evelyn Bridge
Lauren Xerxes ...
Suzie Conrad
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Vince Miller
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Andy Calhoun
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Mark Poland
Connie Schiro ...
Principal Brower
Kari McDermott ...
Paula
Keegan Bell ...
PJ
Wesley Stiller ...
PJ's Boyfriend
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Storyline

Justin Lo makes his feature film debut as Charlie Conrad, a 19-year-old history buff with the world on his shoulders. Following the death of his mother, Charlie sets aside his college plans to raise his highly imaginative 9-year-old brother Ben (Booboo Stewart). Isolated from his peers, Charlie accepts his responsibility yet secretly yearns for the freedom and romance associated with youth. Charlie suddenly gets his chance when he meets Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen), a charismatic drifter and fellow lost soul. The two of them hit it off immediately, and they soon embark on a tumultuous romance that gives Charlie a taste of the freedom he's been craving. Just as their relationship intensifies, however, Charlie's long-absent father, Doug (Barry Shay), returns to town with his own plans to take care of Ben. Caught in a struggle for Ben and eager to hold on to Jordan, Charlie must finally search his soul and make momentous decisions regarding the future of his family. Written by theconradboys@yahoo.com

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Everything is about to change for Ben & Charlie Conrad..... See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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24 April 2006 (USA)  »

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Os Irmãos Conrad  »

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The scene where Charlie is waiting for Jordan in the car was filmed behind The Boom Boom Room and The Coast Inn, a legendary gay bar and hotel which had been in that location for decades, one of the oldest gay bars in California, closed in 2006, the year the film was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Conrad: Charlie, you gotta come see this.
Charlie Conrad: Don't you knock?
Ben Conrad: Come look at my room.
Charlie Conrad: Ben, I gotta finish this before school.
Ben Conrad: I made a new wall for my fort and it's really strong.
Charlie Conrad: Impressive, considering it's probably made out of couch cushions.
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Good Times
Written by Geoff Abraham
Published by Squeedle Publishing (BMI)
Under license from UniqueTracks
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A delightful film
25 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a delightful movie, very professionally filmed and with some excellent acting. Good photography and sound (I'm amazed at how many gay themed films have low or bad sound - it can ruin a movie.) I really came to care about these lead characters very much. They seemed absolutely real.

If I have to find fault at all, I thought that the film was a bit slow at times and could stand to be tightened up a bit in editing, perhaps by about 15 minutes. The two young lead characters are the stars of the film and the story line involving the father is less interesting and that's where I find myself wanting to fast forward. But, that's quibbling. This film is an amazing accomplishment. It is quite rare to find a gay-themed film of such quality and honesty. I'm always thrilled to come across something of quality after encountering so much junk wrapped in a pretty cover photograph. This film was very touching.


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