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The Man Who Never Cried (2011)

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Ralph Winston has never cried; not when he was a baby, not when his heart was crushed by his high school sweetheart, not even when he first saw Steven Spielberg's E.T. So when his father ... See full summary »

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Ralph Winston
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Ginny
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Janie (as Madison Burge)
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Mary Winston
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Randy Booter (as Dave Maldonado)
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Rommel Sulit ...
Delivery Doctor
Richard Rollins ...
Condor
Neil Kopit ...
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Milo Stephenson ...
Garry Peters ...
Ted Winston
Jesse Ferraro ...
Jock
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Lisa
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Ralph Winston has never cried; not when he was a baby, not when his heart was crushed by his high school sweetheart, not even when he first saw Steven Spielberg's E.T. So when his father dies, Ralph - age 32 - decides to embark upon a true emotional journey with hopes to shed his first tear before the funeral - and before it's not too late. Written by Anonymous

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2011 Rockport Film Festival - Best Fiction Short Award. See more »

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16 February 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was an endearing short film with great performances all around. A novel concept keeps you interested until the end. The story follows Ralph "Rafe" Winston, a professional clown who has peculiarly never cried in his life, not even from the death of his father. He meets Ginny, a client who has hired him for her son's birthday. The two develop a more intimate relationship as the film progresses culminating in a heart-touching ending. The style of the film resembles Big Fish and Little Children--not a bad thing since those are great films. Jess Weixler (Teeth) and Keir O'Donnell (My Generation) put in noteworthy performances as well. The film is capped off by a great score from veteran Halli Cauthery (The Town).


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