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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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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
Barb Rossmeisl ...
The Hobo (as Barbara Rossmeisl)
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Jorge (as Ricardo J. Chacon)
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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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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 »

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Ben: We all get a bag of hammers. You know what I mean? Whether it's being poor, or catching cancer, divorce, losing your brother - losing your mother... Well, but the thing is, what you do with these hammers when you get them. 'Cause that shows you what kind of a man you are; even if you're not ready to be one yet.
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A Very Enjoyable Story about Growing-Up and Becoming a Family
18 March 2011 | by (Austin, TX, United States) – See all my reviews

A Bag of Hammers was very well-received in its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. Writer/Director Brian Crano has delivered an excellent first feature film that mixes comedy and drama. The script and the acting are first rate. The film tells the story of how two young thieves who don't really grow up until they are confronted with the responsibility of dealing with an abandoned child. It is a story about how family is extends beyond what we are born into to what we construct from bonds of love. The plot is believable and charming. The characters are delightfully human. In a world full of poorly-written and acted Hollywood blockbusters, A Bag of Hammers is the type of independent film that we need more of. Hopefully, it will get a wide theatrical release.


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