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Son of Rambow (2007)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 23 May 2008 (USA)
During a long English summer in the early 1980s, two schoolboys from differing backgrounds set out to make a film inspired by First Blood (1982).

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SON OF RAMBOW is the name of the home movie made by two little boys with a big video camera and even bigger ambitions. Set on a long English summer in the early '80s, SON OF RAMBOW is a comedy about friendship, faith and the tough business of growing up. We see the story through the eyes of Will, the eldest son of a fatherless Plymouth Brethren family. The Brethren regard themselves as God's 'chosen ones' and their strict moral code means that Will has never been allowed to mix with the other 'worldlies,' listen to music or watch TV, until he finds himself caught up in the extraordinary world of Lee Carter, the school terror and maker of bizarre home movies. Carter exposes Will to a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood and from that moment Will's mind is blown wide open and he's easily convinced to be the stuntman in Lee Carters' diabolical home movie. Will's imaginative little brain is not only given chance to flourish in the world of film making, but is also very handy when it comes to... Written by Hammer & Tongs

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Make Believe. Not War.


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and reckless behavior | See all certifications »

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23 May 2008 (USA)  »

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El hijo de Rambow  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)

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£897,089 (UK) (6 April 2008)

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$1,784,769 (USA) (10 August 2008)
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Edgar Wright: The shop teacher. (Both Garth Jennings and Nick Goldsmith appear in Wright's Shaun of the Dead as zombies.) See more »

Goofs

Despite a clear lack of wind, the kite stays in the air during the "Flying Dog" scene. See more »

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[first lines]
Brethren Leader: Brother William, would you like to read today?
Will: [apprehensively carries Bible into middle of the street and reads] "O God, our Heavenly Father, who has commanded us to love one another as thy children."
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the closing credits Carter's voice-over says, "By the way, you spelled the title slightly wrong; there's no 'w' in Rambo". Will replies, "Oh, okay" and Carter then says, "It's still good though". See more »

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Referenced in My Life Is a Video (2012) See more »

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Skills
16 March 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this film as it's very much the era I grew up in.

I too wanted to send a film for 'Screen Test' (an 80s UK film quiz show for children's TV with a regular slot for home-made films) though I didn't get tosee Sly eating snakes and stitching up his arm till much later.

I'm happy to say that it didn't disappoint at all. The performances were wonderful (especially the young leads) and as well as having more than its fair share of laugh out loud moments, there's a real warmth and emotional truth to this story of friendship, growing up and blowing stuff up.

I really hope 'Son Of Rambow' is the hit it deserves to be.


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