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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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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 ...
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Kari McDermott ...
Paula
Keegan Bell ...
PJ
Wesley Stiller ...
PJ's Boyfriend
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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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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 »

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[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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Revolving
Written by Geoff Abraham
Published by Loud Neighbors Music (BMI)
Under license from UniqueTracks
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Barely Watchable
17 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Poorly acted, directed and written, "The Conrad Boys" is barely watchable. The main problem is Justin Lo, who assumes the role of writer, director, film editor and principal actor. Lo does not handle any one of his jobs well; his ability to create a believable character on film is seriously lacking. Watching Lo is akin to watching a beginning actor with no idea of what he is doing or saying. The script is quite clichéd and lacks any real imagination. The two stars I awarded this are solely for Nick Bartzen who is quite good as the young drifter, Jordan Rivers.

This film is to be avoided.


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