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A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | | 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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Marty
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Wyatt
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Lynette
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Kelsey - Age 18
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The Cop
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Vince Ortega
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The Hobo (as Barbara Rossmeisl)
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Jorge (as Ricardo J. Chacon)
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Neighbor (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
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Two car thieving buddies (Ben and Alan) come to personal crossroads when Kelsey, a likable but neglected and fairly well abandoned twelve-year-old boy, crosses their path. Ben and Alan, having bonded for life in helping each other escape unhappy home lives, react differently to Kelsey's situation. One deeply fears the responsibility of looking after a child (having had no personal experiences worth following) while the other finds himself compelled to take him in (seeing himself in the child - an abandoned kid whom no one else wants). Written by statmanjeff

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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: You don't... you don't hug anyone. You hugged a ho... a hobo?
Ben: Yeah. First I gave her all my money.
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This film is dedicated to Suellen and William Crano. Who are great parents. See more »

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References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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Flowers In My Garden
Written by Johnny Flynn
Performed by Johnny Flynn, Adam Beach and David Beauchamp
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A fantastic accident!
14 March 2011 | by (Dallas) – See all my reviews

I showed up entirely too early to the theater for a screening at sxsw and went to see A Bag of Hammers completely by accident. The movie was fun and painful, enticing and hard to watch at some times. I was all over my seat with different emotions throughout the entire screening. The movie starts out very fun and eventually "grows up" so to speak and becomes a whole other vessel. The cast is fantastic and has supreme chemistry. I will recommend this movie to everyone I can and will go see it when it eventually opens in my home theater, just to get the experience again! The cast and director were fantastic at the screening and I can't wait to see what this fantastic group come up with next! See this movie as it tours the festivals!


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