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Boy A (2007)

R  |   |  Drama  |  4 September 2008 (Singapore)
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The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child.

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Madeleine Rakic-Platt ...
Schoolgirl
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2nd Bully
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Carlene Hanson ...
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Storyline

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance?

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Rated R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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4 September 2008 (Singapore)  »

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Box Office

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$13,024 (USA) (25 July 2008)

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$106,368 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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Film debut of Andrew Garfield. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: [showing her breasts posing for Jack's photograph] What?
Jack Burridge: [laughing] You're fucking nuts. Carry on. Keep going! Keep going! Keep going!
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Features A Place in the Sun (1951) See more »

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With Every Heartbeat
Performed by Kleerup feat. Robyn
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Go and see it, you won't regret
21 September 2008 | by (Croatia) – See all my reviews

This is a real gift. It's a gift in the times when Hollywood bombing us with an enormous amount of bad movies,and it's a gift of acting, specially the acting of Andrew Garfield. IMHO,the movie absolutely deserved every award and nomination. So,I give nine stars,not because we have another classic, but because it shows to Hollywood how to make a good movie.

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It is not necessary to write a bible about this movie. To much talking about a plot will make it less interesting for the spectator and that no one wants.


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