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A Bag of Hammers (2011)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  12 March 2011 (USA)
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ben
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Alan
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Kelsey
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Melanie
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Marty
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Wyatt
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Lynette
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Kelsey - Age 18
Josh Cooke ...
The Cop
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Vince Ortega (as Micah Hauptman)
Barb Rossmeisl ...
The Hobo (as Barbara Rossmeisl)
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Interviewer 1
Greg Clark ...
Interviewer 2
Ricardo J. Chacon ...
Jorge
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child, worn beyond his years; together they invent the family they've always needed.

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A comedy about good times and grand theft. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Johnny Simmons, who plays Kelsey at age 18, is the same age as Jake Sandvig, who plays Alan, his adoptive father. They were both 25 when A Bag of Hammers was made. See more »

Quotes

Alan: I don't know how you could come here every day.
Melanie: It's easy, I get up in the morning, and I go to work, and that's it.
Alan: So do I, and that's it.
Melanie: No, what you do isn't work. It's...
Alan: Well, it pays my bills - and sometimes yours.
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Beautiful film, brilliant soundtrack!
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Really lovely storyline, well acted and genuine, I absolutely loved it. It wasn't what I expected and the advert really does not do it justice. I would recommend it to anyone. It also has a truly stunning accompanying soundtrack and I would highly recommend just listening to on its own. Its a very gentle film that doesn't pull its punches, its truthful and as the film goes on and the story starts to pull together you really start to realise how beautifully thought out it all is. It touches on the themes of neglect, a badly run welfare system and the horrible cycle of poverty and unfairness. Totally uplifting it made me cry twice! This film really does not get the credit it is due. Watch it and recommend it to all your friends!


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