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Leo (2002)

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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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Mehdi Norowzian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joseph Fiennes ... Stephen
Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Bloom
Justin Chambers ... Ryan Eames
Sam Shepard ... Vic
Dennis Hopper ... Horace
Deborah Kara Unger ... Caroline
Mary Stuart Masterson ... Brynne
Jake Weber ... Ben Bloom
Davis Sweatt Davis Sweatt ... Leopold - age 11
James Middleton James Middleton ... Louis
Don Henderson Baker ... Jack (as Don Baker)
David Burke David Burke ... Thomas Kingsley
Amie Quigley Amie Quigley ... Ruth Livingston
Andrew Ruse ... Mark
Zac Epstein Zac Epstein ... Kid #1
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A recently-released prisoner and a troubled young boy share a pen-pal relationship, both connected by their past.

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Taglines:

The boy you were is not the man you are.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some sexuality and violent content | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

UIP [UK]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Leopold Bloom See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

A letter addressed to Oxford, Mississippi, clearly has the ZIP Code 64933. The ZIP Code for Oxford, Mississippi, is 38655. There is no city with the ZIP shown in the film; ZIP's beginning with "649" would be near Kansas City, Missouri. See more »

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A tense Southern gothic type of film well worth seeing.
19 March 2004 | by gmalav5877-2See all my reviews

Actually, I likened Leo to the Mickey Rourke film Angleheart as both films turned out to be a search for self.

In Leo you have a young, troubled boy named Leo who as part of a school assignment begins writing to Joseph Fiennes, who plays a convicted felon in prison.

When released from prison, Fiennes character sets out to meet the boy, Leo,and help both himself and Leo in the process.

Outstanding performances by Elisabeth Shue, who reprises her role as an alcholic from Leaving Las Vegas and Dennis Hopper who rules the small town's diner as Capt. Bligh ruled the HMS Bounty only with a lot more violence and sexual tension thrown in.

Sam Shepard's role serves as the Greek chorus and keeps the viewer aware of the progress of the other characters.

All in all a very good film that will captivate and entertain.


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