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Snowmen (2010)

This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three ... See full summary »

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Leonard Garvey
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The Caretaker
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Mrs. Sherbrook
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Gwen Nowakowski
Carolina Andrus ...
Sherry
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Ms Marion Witzel
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The Mayor
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Elaine Kirkfield
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Terry Wood ...
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This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that, while fame may be fleeting, true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (The Last Song (2010)), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs (2007)), Bobb'e J. Thompson (Role Models (2008)), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jr. (2009)) and Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future trilogy).

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Comedy | Family

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Rated PG for thematic material, some rough bullying and peril, language and brief juvenile humor | See all certifications »
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14 November 2010 (UK)  »

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Billy und die Schneemänner  »

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The sequence of shots (from 42:20 to 43:44) starting with a crane shot from behind Billy as he looks out over a snowfield, then turns and begins speaking to the elementary school student body, pacing in front of them, extolling the task that lies before them, culminating in his cry "Let's make snowmen!", after which the students stream past him on either side, is Director Robert Kirbyson' homage to Braveheart (1995), for which this movie's Producer, Stephen McEveety, was Executive Producer. Director Kirbyson says, at 43:52 in the DVD Director's Commentary, he copied it nearly shot for shot. See more »

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At about 37:50 min into movie, when Billy is in lunchroom speaking to kids, there are 6 flags hanging on the wall in the back ground. They are the Azerbaijan, Andorra, American Samoa, Rwanda, South Vietnam & Botswana world flags. They are suppose to hang down when you turn them to the right it will show the correct way the flag is right side up. Except for the American Samoa Flag, the one with the eagle on it. When it turns to the right it would show the flag upside down. See more »

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Howard Garvey: [24:50, in graveyard] So you're not scared at all?
Billy Kirkfield: Of stepping on dead people? No.
Howard Garvey: No, of what's gonna happen to you when you die.
Billy Kirkfield: Well, what's that supposed to mean? I'm definitely going to Heaven. My parents make me go to church and everything.
Lucas Lamb: That doesn't mean you get to go automatically. That's what my mom says,
Howard Garvey: I do get to go automatically, 'cause I'm a kid. Kids don't even have to be that good. It's like a rule.
Lucas Lamb: Oh, right. Like dogs.
Howard Garvey: What? Dogs do not go to Heaven.
Lucas Lamb: Yeah? All dogs go to ...
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best family film I've seen in last couple years
2 December 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

not for everyone -- semi sweet semi sad, some brilliant elements... and it all ends gloriously! Great job. Great story. Reminded me -- there is life, after life.

(And altho' you can't take the "things" of this world with you – You can take the person next to you…by helping them find life, after life. That's what Billy Kirkfield learns – you can take the person sitting next to you – a son, a daughter, a sister, brother – a friend, by pouring our "spirit" – our lives, into another – we can take them with us on the journey beyond this life).

Christopher Lloyd who plays a caretaker in the movie is EXCELLENT – and talks to the heroes - - 3 fifth grade boys intent on setting a world record. And he asks them how this setting a record, makes other people…happy? He tells the boys of attending a lot of funerals and that when people talk about living a good life…its not so much what we do or did that matters…as to how we did it. That being a good person may be a purpose all in itself. Being a friend – even to someone who doesn't want to be friends.

Isn't that after all what the greatest teacher of all modeled? Highly recommend. Great film.


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