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Alabama Moon (2009)

PG | | Drama, Family | 18 March 2011 (USA)
After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.

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Cast

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Kit
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Oliver 'Pap' Blake
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Rachael Gene
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Mr. Mitchell
Michael P. Sullivan ...
Mr.Gene (as Michael Sullivan)
Kenny McLean ...
Officer Pete
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Mrs. Broomstead
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Uncle Mike
Walter Breaux ...
Mr. Carter
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Judge Mackin
Peter Gabb ...
George Albroscotto (as Peter J. Gabb)
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Storyline

Moon Blake is raised by his loving but government-paranoid father Oliver in a hidden cave in the Alabama forests. Oliver dies from a leg wound he refuses to have medically treated, so Moon is told to move away, alone, and start a new home in the Alaskan wild-lands. Constable Sanders, however - the mean local cop - finds the boy with his father's guns, abuses him and has him locked away till majority age for 'assault' within Mr. Gene's grim Pinson home for boys. Moon soon makes friends with shy, sickly Kit and apparent bully Hal, then sets up a mass escape, on which only the trio actually follows through. Sanders fails to catch them, but the unforgiving elements reshuffle the cards dramatically. An uncle is meanwhile found. Written by KGF Vissers

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boy | alabama | abuse | bully | death | See All (71) »

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An adventure for the boy in all of us.

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Drama | Family

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Rated PG for thematic elements, language and a brief injury | See all certifications »

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Alabama Moon - Abenteuer Leben  »

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Based on the book by Watt Key. See more »

Goofs

Constable Sanders wears the rank of a General (star) on his shirt's shoulders but the rank of a Colonel (eagle) on his collars. See more »

Quotes

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Moon Blake: Just before Pap died, he told me that I'd be fine as long as I never depended on anybody but myself. I made Pap's grave just like he done Mama's. All I'd have to remember her face was one picture Pap kept, but I can remember her in the bed at night, keeping me warm from the other side.
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Written by Rondale Overstreet, Dorothy Overstreet, Jim Coman, Jacquie Snellman
Performed by Rondale
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A great great storyline! One of the best film based on a book!
26 November 2013 | by (Bandung, Indonesia) – See all my reviews

Simple but sweet. First phrase I mention about this film. For the family film, this film have lack of comedy and it's gonna be unusual for its kind lover. But in the fact, the film successfully bring us to its story, to feel the sadness, emotion, friendship and its drama. You will find the dead tragedy, a losing, to survive and to moving on. Moreover, center of view from this film is about a kid and his survival and adventure, and it really increase the power of drama. One more time I mention, this film is lack of comedy, the power is placed on the drama. This film is right to all peoples, especially for kid. It's simple. The message is easy to understand. It's fresh, nothing less, nothing. Suggestion: Watch it with your kid-heart position.


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