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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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Victoria Brazier ...
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Madeleine Rakic-Platt ...
Schoolgirl
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Bully
Dudley Brewis ...
2nd Bully
Leigh Symonds ...
Eric's Dad
Maria Gough ...
Eric's Mum
Taylor Doherty ...
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Carlene Hanson ...
Waitress
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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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prison | girl | boy | identity | friend | See more »

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Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance?

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Drama

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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

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$106,368 (USA) (22 August 2008)
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In a retrospective scene young Eric and his friend Philip are walking around impersonating Spider-Man shooting web and swinging along the street. Andrew Garfield, the actor playing old Eric/ Jack, is Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012). See more »

Quotes

Jack Burridge: Jack
Terry: What?
Jack Burridge: That's the name I want.
Terry: [slowly] Okay...
Jack Burridge: Jack
Terry: Well, that's the first thing taken care of.
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With Every Heartbeat
Performed by Kleerup feat. Robyn
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A Must See
4 January 2009 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

Lately there have been a lot of movies about real life situations.And most of them were good.But this one definitely jumps out from all the others. First of all,The story is unique.I truly don't think that this kind of story has been used before.It grab your attention from its beginning ti its end.Secondly,while watching this movie I have seen some of the greatest performances lately.Actors aren't well known but I am sure they will become soon if they keep it up like this.At moments I felt as if I were a part of this amazing story,and that is one of the greatest qualities a movie can have. All in all,this is a must see movie.At times it pictures joy,at times it pictures reality,at time it pictures pain but most of the time it pictures human behavior towards someone unusual,someone we aren't used to meeting every day.And finally it shows the great strength from the main character to overcome all the obstacles in his life,he accepts his reality and he learns to deal with it.It pictures human nature. So if you like touching movies,filled with lots of emotions,showing the life as it is,than this is a must see.And trust me - you won't regret it...


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