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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete -- A coming of age story about two inner city youths, who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.
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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities. | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Skylan Brooks ... Mister

Ethan Dizon ... Pete

Jennifer Hudson ... Mom Gloria

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Sergeant Pike

Jordin Sparks ... Alice

Julito McCullum ... Dip Stick

Anthony Mackie ... Kris

Jeffrey Wright ... Henry

Kenneth Maharaj ... Store Owner (as Ken Maharaj)
Nikkieli DeMone ... Officer Redd

Joseph Adams ... Mr. Carey
Kate Buddeke ... Neighbor Lady

Joey Auzenne ... Officer Duckworth

Adriane Lenox ... Group Home Lady

Kate Geller ... Assistant

Michael Chmiel ... Clerk

Marcus Carl Franklin ... College Kid

Tarik Lowe ... Crew Member #1

Rob Morgan ... Cuffed Man Curtis

Massiel Mordan ... Waitress
Patrick Wetzel ... Supermarket Employee

Chandler Frantz ... Other Kid
Lana Giacose ... Young Woman

Eric Ruffin ... Young Boy

Rege Lewis ... B-Ball

Martha Millan ... Pete's Mom
Eddie R. Brown III ... Dealer (as Eddie R. Brown II)

Adam Trese ... Alice's Boyfriend

Jimmy Hays ... Bus Driver (as James Hayes)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Elijah Boothe ... Mister Double
Brett Barsky ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Roger Brenner ... Middle School Teacher (uncredited)

José Báez ... Unemployed Man / Restaurant Patron (uncredited)

Dj Nino Carta ... Crew Member #2 (uncredited)

Julyza Commodore ... Student (uncredited)
Jordan Fargo ... Teenager (uncredited)

Kennedy Moronta ... Drug Dealer (uncredited)

Amelia Scaramucci ... McDonald's Employee (uncredited)

Directed by
George Tillman Jr. 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Starrbury 

Produced by
David Bausch .... co-producer
Matt Braunsdorf .... associate producer
Rachel Cohen .... producer
Julio DePietro .... executive producer
Jana Edelbaum .... producer
Eric Falkenstein .... co-producer
Clay Floren .... executive producer
Dan Frishwasser .... co-producer (as Daniel Frishwasser)
Marra B. Gad .... executive producer
Stacy Glassgold .... associate producer
C. Steve Goldstein .... associate producer
Joan Huang .... executive producer
Alicia Keys .... executive producer
Keith Kjarval .... executive producer
Steve Kuhn .... co-producer
Susan Lewis .... executive producer
Amy Nauiokas .... executive producer
Jacob Pechenik .... executive producer
Matthew Pritzker .... executive producer
Ira Rimerman .... co-producer
Ben Ruffman .... associate producer
Anthony Scaramucci .... co-producer
Aimee Shieh .... executive producer
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... co-producer
Michael Starrbury .... co-producer
George L. Tarrant Jr. .... associate producer (as George Tarrant)
Robert Teitel .... producer
George Tillman Jr. .... producer
Zak Tucker .... co-producer
Mary Vernieu .... executive producer
Aviva Wishnow .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Mark Isham 
Alicia Keys 
 
Cinematography by
Reed Morano 
 
Film Editing by
Jamie Kirkpatrick 
 
Casting by
Lindsay Graham 
Jessica Kelly 
Suzanne Smith  (as Suzanne Smith Crowley)
Mary Vernieu 
 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
 
Art Direction by
Neil Prince 
 
Set Decoration by
Lynn Tonnessen 
Harriet Zucker 
 
Costume Design by
Charlese Antoinette Jones 
 
Makeup Department
Tanya Bodison .... hair stylist
Wendy Evans .... hair stylist
Christopher Fulton .... hair department head
Christopher Fulton .... personal hairstylist: Ms. Hudson
Christopher Fulton .... wig designer
Anita Gibson .... makeup department head
Daniel Green Jr. .... key makeup artist
Alex Guffey .... make up and hair: intern
Linda Kaufman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Bausch .... unit production manager
Jeff Caron .... production supervisor
Jonathan Ferrantelli .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Blazina .... second assistant director
Curtis Smith .... first assistant director
Kim Thompson .... second second assistant director (as Kimberly Thompson)
 
Art Department
Liston Alexander .... set decorator production assistant
Clayton Browne .... set decorator production assistant
Daphne Brunet .... art department intern
Krysten Childs .... art department coordinator
Matt Cleary .... set dresser
Colleen Dolan .... additional set dresser
Glen Engels .... construction grip
Jimmy Hays .... picture car mechanic
Jesse Hegney .... set dresser
Travis Kaupp .... art department intern
Joseph K. Kepple IV .... graphics artist (as Joe Kepple)
Mat Kowalski .... leadman
Johna Landi .... set dresser
Emma McHugh .... on-set dresser
Matthew Milstein .... property master
Mary Owens .... charge scenic artist
Kevin L. Raper .... additional graphic artist
Roxana Luz Rivera .... art production assistant (as Roxana Rivera)
Kimberly Slosek .... assistant property master (as Kim Slosek)
Melissa Elizabeth Stewart .... set dresser
David Temple .... carpenter
Joseph Michael Tenga .... assistant art director (as Joseph Tenga)
Denzil Thomas .... set decorator production assistant
Abby Udden .... art production assistant
Dylan Wilde .... art department intern
 
Sound Department
Shaun Brennan .... foley artist
David Briggs .... dialogue and adr editor
Vince Camuto Sr. .... boom operator (as Vince Reed Camuto)
Damian Canelos .... sound mixer
Linzy Elliot .... sound editor
Fritz Francois .... additional sound utility
Lewis Goldstein .... re-recording mixer
Lewis Goldstein .... supervising sound editor
Max Greene .... sound effects editor
Travis MacKay .... adr mixer
Tyler Parkinson .... pre-record engineer
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer (as Thomas Ryan)
Tom Ryan .... foley mixer (as Thomas Ryan)
Tom Ryan .... foley mixer
Alex Soto .... first assistant sound editor: and effects
Jerrell Suelto .... sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
John B. Gray .... visual effects artist
Chad Herrada .... visual effects artist
Shaina Holmes .... vfx supervising producer
Shaina Holmes .... visual effects artist
Steve Jacks .... main titles
Christian T. Kelley-Madera .... visual effects editor (as Christian Madera)
Jonathan Podwil .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Chris Colombo .... stunt utility
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Ward .... stunt utility
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Kevin Akers .... first assistant: "a" camera
Charlie Anderson .... digital imaging technician
Robert Ansbro .... electrician
K.C. Bailey .... still photographer
Chad Brewer .... electrician
Salvatore A. Castelli .... company grip (as Salvatori Castelli)
Rashad Clinton .... dolly grip
Tine DiLucia .... camera intern (as Tine Jakobsen)
Glen Engels .... best boy grip
Jim Fryer .... generator operator (as James Fryer)
Keith Gordon .... best boy grip
Afton Grant .... a camera
Afton Grant .... steadicam operator
Nicalena Iovino .... second assistant: "a" camera (as Niki Iovino)
Chris Jones .... dolly grip
Cornelia Klapper .... camera intern (as Conny Klapper)
Rachael Levine .... additional camera operator (as Rachel Levine)
Caitlin Machak .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
James McFadyen .... best boy electric
Reed Morano .... camera operator
John Nasta .... grip
Tod Olivieri .... electrician
Brent Poleski .... key grip
Michael P. Prisco Jr. .... gaffer (as Mike Prisco)
Alex Schaefer .... camera intern
Oren Soffer .... camera intern
George Tur .... additional first assistant camera
Eli Wilson-Pelton .... camera intern
Deborah Zometa .... set electric
 
Casting Department
Stephanie DeCourcey .... extras casting
Kate Geller .... casting associate
Lindsay Graham .... casting associate
Courtney Shea .... extras casting assistant
Jamie Jacobson .... child extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Angelie Augustin .... costume intern
Tony Lanuza .... costumer (as Anthony Lanuza)
Sharlane Manuel .... costume intern
Tuezday Naper .... wardrobe supervisor
Lori Nelson .... costume intern
Aya Omura .... costume intern
Rachel Polycarpe .... costume intern
Vanessa Porter .... shopper
Alex Rizzo .... costume production assistant
Jenná Wallace .... costumer
Yocobet Yafah .... costume intern
 
Editorial Department
Tara Carrozza .... post-production coordinator
Julia Chung .... post-production assistant
Tanguy Conq .... post-production assistant
Christian G. Farfan .... conform editor (as Chris Farfan)
Jason Fournet .... post-production assistant
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist
Roman Hankewycz .... supervising conform editor
Steve Jacks .... assistant editor
John Kleber .... chief technologist
Kevin Krout .... colorist: dailies
Anne McCabe .... additional editor
Sam Miller .... post-production assistant
Rhonda L. Moore .... digital intermediate producer
Larry Shore .... dailies supervisor
Zak Tucker .... supervising digital intermediate producer
Robert Grigsby Wilson .... additional assistant editor
 
Location Management
James Crispino .... assistant location manager (as Jim Crispino)
Reynaldo Hernandez .... location unit production assistant
Jason Kadlec .... location scout
Jason A. McCauley .... location scout
David M. McGuire .... location manager (as Dave McGuire)
Dave Meade .... location assistant
Spencer Reiss .... location assistant
Alex Starke .... location scout
 
Music Department
Sarah Bromberg .... associate music supervisor
Allison Cantor .... composer: additional music (as Allison Geatches)
John Carbonara .... music editor
Stephanie Diaz-Matos .... music supervisor
Scott Hardkiss .... associate music supervisor
Jason La Rocca .... music scoring mixer
Tyler Parkinson .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Billy Bokun .... transportation driver (as Bill Bokun)
George Holtzer .... transportation captain
John Sbarbaro .... transportation driver
 
Other crew
Nathan Anthony .... production assistant
Joshua A. Bell .... production accountant (as Josh Bell)
Mitch Berkowitz .... set medic
Hamish Berry .... legal services
Matt Braunsdorf .... assistant: to R. Cohen and J. Edelbaum
Jay Brown .... skateboard coach: for Skylan Brooks - NY
Erika Canchola .... financial legal services
Yara Caubet .... production assistant
Andrew Clapper .... production office intern
Chad Cohen .... insurance broker
Wendy Cohen .... production resources
Carol A. Compton .... script clearance
Joe Cunningham .... production office intern
Lisa Debarros .... on-set consultant: on addiction for Jennifer Hudson
Edwin Diaz .... on-set craft service
Elijah Dubard .... set intern
Andrew Eisbrouch .... production assistant
Clare Fields-Flood .... acting coach: for Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon
Kane Fortune .... skateboard coach: for Skylan Brooks - LA
Julian Galea .... set intern
Stacy Glassgold .... assistant: to G. Tillman, Jr.
Andrea Greer .... script supervisor
Matt Hawk .... production assistant (as Matthew L Hawk)
Lauren Heath .... production coordinator
Robert Hill .... parking coordinator
Johnny Holland .... first assistant accountant
Sayeeda Jarrett .... production office intern
Steve Jean-Baptiste .... key production assistant
Nikaline Katsilometes .... production assistant
Mallorie Letts .... production office intern
Dan Levy .... additional production assistant (as Daniel Levy)
Gilana Lobel .... assistant production coordinator
Juliana Lubin .... international sales executive
Gabriella Ludlow .... business affairs (as Gaby Ludlow)
Veronica Lupu .... additional script supervisor
Mackenzie Luzzi .... production secretary
Kai Magnus McNeil .... production assistant (as Kai McNeil)
Brian C. Morgan .... production office assistant
Mike Mushkin .... additional production assistant
James Paul .... production assistant
Otto Porrazzo .... insurance broker
Gabrielle Purifoy .... production office intern
Elsa Ramo .... financial legal services
Maya Reid .... production office intern
Jennifer Sencion .... assistant: to A. Keys
Andre Smith .... production assistant
Justin Spencer .... set intern
Ruth Sydney .... stand-in: Jordan Sparks
Angela Thomas .... consultant: on addiction for Jennifer Hudson
Laurel Whitney .... production office assistant
Patrick Wilcox .... business affairs
Jonathan Wu .... key production assistant
Meredith Wurzbach .... insurance broker
 
Thanks
Michael Abbott .... special thanks
Vernon Bagby .... special thanks
Karl Baumert .... special thanks
Ashley Bekton .... special thanks
Will Botwin .... special thanks
Hannah Brewer .... special thanks
Dana Brown .... special thanks
Matthew Cohen .... special thanks
Nicole David .... special thanks
Fabian Debora .... special thanks
Jill Eisenhard .... special thanks
David Filippone .... special thanks
Melissa Filippone .... special thanks
David Floren .... special thanks
Nina Floren .... special thanks
Olivia Floren .... special thanks
Marshall Garner .... special thanks
P. Conor Grimes .... special thanks
Marie Johnson .... special thanks
Ben Kramer .... special thanks
Dina Kuperstock .... special thanks
Ceci Kurzman .... special thanks
Laura Lewis .... special thanks
Richie Notar .... special thanks
Erika Rose .... special thanks
Amelia Scaramucci .... special thanks
Dianne Schwartz .... special thanks
Craig Shesky .... special thanks
Ai Smith .... special thanks
Isaac Smith .... special thanks
Katherine Snedden .... special thanks
Bella Sozzi .... special thanks
Jenny Floren Sozzi .... special thanks (as Jenny Sozzi)
Ray Sozzi .... special thanks
David Wirtschafter .... special thanks (as Dave Wirtschafter)
 

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  • Encore (visual effects) (as Encore New York)
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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content
Runtime:
108 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Trivia:
This drama features performances byJennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, both singers that became famous after their appearances in the American Idol TV show, followed by acting careers.See more »
Quotes:
Mom Gloria:You think getting a job is going to save us? Nobody's gonna help us. They never have. They never will.See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Shawshank Redemption (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
Vaughn (f. Samuel Henry)See more »

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61 out of 70 people found the following review useful.
This film needs a much higher rating, 26 January 2013
Author: nettrice from United States

I saw this film at Sundance and the cast and crew got about four standing ovations. People who raved about Fruitvale said this film tops it. This a great film! This film is a cross between Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and Hirokazu Koreeda's Nobody Knows (2004), with a bit of Fresh (1994) mixed in. Based on a true story, Nobody Knows portrays siblings who are abandoned by their mother and forced to survive on their own. Resiliency is a trait of many urban kids. Even in tragedy they were just kids. Mister and Pete doesn't try to let the audience "off the hook". The performances pull you in, or at least it did for me.

I was surprised to see how low the ratings were for this film.

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