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I'll Wave Back (2000)

John John in the Sky (original title)
PG-13 | | Drama | June 2000 (Japan)
10-year-old John John and a retarded friend build a plane so John John can fly his mother to a hippie commune she desires to join.

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Jefferson Davis
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Cast

Credited cast:
Matt Letscher ... John Clairborne
Christian Craft Christian Craft ... John John
Rusty Schwimmer ... Zeola
Randy Travis ... John Claiborne
Romy Rosemont ... John's mother
Aunjanue Ellis ... Earlene
Gemini Barnett Gemini Barnett
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hadda Brooks Hadda Brooks ... Piano Player
Leslie Jordan ... Tot Dixon
Lorraine Middleton ... Mother Shoe
Benjamin Orlansky Benjamin Orlansky ... Vince
Shari Schneider Shari Schneider ... Singing bus driver
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Storyline

10-year-old John John and a retarded friend build a plane so John John can fly his mother to a hippie commune she desires to join.

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for domestic violence and drug references
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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

June 2000 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

I'll Wave Back See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Earlene and John John's mother are meditating, the phonograph's tone arm is not on the record they are listening to. See more »

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The end credits begin with the primary cast and crew's names listed on a montage of various postcards from around the country. See more »

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Surprisingly good
26 January 2004 | by Sarge-23See all my reviews

I saw this in the video store and was intrigued by what the story was supposed to be. Rented it and watched it last night. It was surprisingly good, somewhat similar to, if you will, "This Boy's Life" with Robert DeNiro and Leonardo DiCaprio. If you pay attention, you'll see that there are quite a few things going on in this movie. The character's interactions all seem very true-to-life. This is a story which involves you and makes you think about how things were in the setting and times of this story, and about how people relate to each other, their relatives, and their friends. You can't help but empathize with the effervescence and optimism of youth, and you also get to see the pitfalls when the hopes and dreams of youth are not realized. Fortunately, you also get to see that the events that take place in life don't necessarily have to be linear, and there can be many twists and turns in the road. Very much worthwhile to watch. It's classified as a "family" movie, but it's probably not for the very young children (less than 12). This isn't Oscar stuff, but I still give it 3 out of 4 for the fact that it involves you and the story content.


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