6.3/10
4,694
23 user 19 critic

Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 3 January 2014 (USA)
Trailer
1:37 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $9.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
James Burns (as Spencer Lofranco)
...
...
...
...
...
...
Roc
...
...
Guillermo (as Jimmy 'Taboo' Gomez)
Aaron Opara ...
Keon Clayton ...
Drew
...
Correction Officer #1 (as Emery Bright)
...
Correction Officer #2
...
Correction Officer #3
Kellyn Rogers ...

What You Missed at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

From the madness of the convention floor to the emotional panel reveals and star-studded interviews, catch up on all the unforgettable sights from Comic-Con.

Browse Our Guide to Comic-Con

Edit

Storyline

The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Stay up. Never down.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 January 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bag murene  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The second time Taissa Farmiga and Spencer Rocco Lofranco have worked together, having previously co-starred in At Middleton (2013). However, this film was shot first. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, there is a summary of what James has achieved since the movie time-line finished but there's a glaring spelling mistake and quite ironic in the context of the sentence: "He (James) studied writing and poetry at Borough of Manhattan Community College and hopes to continue his highter [sic] education" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conrad: [pinning James to the ground] We get a hundred little shits like you transferred from Youth Corrections every year. Now, you got two problems. One, you done all your time so far with kids instead of real cons, so you think you're tougher than you actually are. Two, the guards at the YOS still think they can put Humpty back together, which makes 'em soft. Means you're used to gettin' away with shit. Here, you throw an elbow at another inmate, we got a problem. You understand that?
See more »

Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Jamesy Cold Open
(uncredited)
Written by Jermaine Stegall
Produced by Jermaine Stegall
Performed by Jermaine Stegall
Courtesy of Stegallworld Music, (BMI)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Sensitively done
18 August 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

In spite of some of the violence (not too graphically displayed in most scenes), the film was well-and-sensitively done: realistic, well- considered, edited and displayed. Although I'm not a fan of that specific genre of music, it was well-chosen for the film (nice 'trailer song'). I'm recommending it because I believe the producers and directors had a genuinely-interesting story to tell. They chose good actors, researched the history, and made action and sensitive moments believable. The time-line was a little tough to follow at first, but you eventually catch up with that. They did it well. ~Bob Shank, Tucson AZ


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?