A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of ... See full summary »
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Set in the world of mega-churches in which a former Deadhead-turned-born again-Christian finds himself on the run from fundamentalist members of his mega-church who will do anything to protect their larger-than-life pastor.
A coming-of-age story set in 1965 that follows 12-year-old Andy Nichol (Chase Ellison), a bright student who, like most kids his age, will do anything to avoid conflict for fear of suffering overwhelming ridicule and punishment from his junior high school peers. Everyone's favorite teacher, Mr. Simon (Ed Harris), pairs Andy with the school's biggest outcast and social pariah, Stanley, aka "Big G" (Alexander Walters), on a critical term project. Sporting thick orange hair, a head too big for his body and ears too big for his head, "Big G" has been the object of ridicule since grade school. Before long, Andy will learn that there was truly a method behind Mr. Simon's madness as to why he teamed these two up. As the story unfolds, Mr. Simon finds himself the target of a malicious rumor after Principal Kelner (Amy Madigan) suspends a school bully for brutally beating up a female classmate whom he thinks has "cooties." When Andy watches "Big G" fearlessly confront the school bully, a ... Written by
Norman made a reference to cop-related television programs that feature policemen speaking the phrase "you have the right to remain silent" to criminal suspects. However, the Miranda Warnings were not established until June 13, 1966. See more »
Why would God do that, mom? Make someone look like Big G? So that everyone makes fun of him?
Maybe because God didn't see anything wrong with him in the first place. And Andy... His name is Stanley.
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During the credits photos from the Eagles yearbook are accompanied by a brief description of the future of the main characters. See more »
I saw this movie at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. It was shown as their Centerpiece Film, a film airing only once and marking the mid-way point in the Festival. It told a wonderful story and highlighted a beautiful lesson in humanity. The characters were great! I especially loved the dynamic of the parents of the main boy in the film. They could not have been more opposite. The mother was a compassionate, open-minded critical thinker. The father was a traditional, stern man of the 1960's era. Ed Harris displayed incredible patience and Amy Madigan's role as the school principle was marvelous. Both of their roles really sucked you into the movie. I really hope that someone recognizes the value of playing this movie in schools and makes it happen.
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