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The Dust Factory (2004)

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The Dust Factory is an adventure about the love and friendship between two teenagers who help each other through a difficult time in their lives.


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Complete credited cast:
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Grandpa Randolph
Hayden Panettiere ... Melanie Lewis
Ryan Kelley ... Ryan Flynn
Kim Myers ... Angie Flynn
George De La Pena ... Ringmaster (as George De La Peña)
Michael Angarano ... Rocky Mazzelli
Peter Horton ... Lionel
Kyle Hansen Kyle Hansen ... Rennie
Ted Roisum Ted Roisum ... Trapeze Catcher
Ayanna Berkshire ... Hope (as Ayanna Berkshire-Cruse)
Shuhe Shuhe ... Sorrow
Robert Blanche ... Ryan Flynn Sr.


After his dad Ryan senior's death in a truck accident, schoolboy Ryan Flynn, a gentle, somewhat nerdy space-fan, becomes a recluse. He shuts up completely after a fall and near-drowning experience while roaming the countryside with his admirably patient, cheerful playmate Rocky Mazzelli. Only Ryan's late granddad finds a magical way to get trough to him and introduce him to a mysterious place, the 'dust factory'. There grandpa and resident teenager Melanie 'Pan' Lewis shows how youngsters prepare for their next life phase. But deciding when they are isn't easy or safe. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

teenager | fall | death | accident | diving | See All (10) »


The courage of one boy. The heart of one girl. See more »


Drama | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements and some scary images | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

MGM [United States]





Release Date:

22 May 2010 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

Dust Factory - Die Staubfabrik See more »

Filming Locations:

Hillsboro, Oregon, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,000, 17 October 2004

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Company Credits

Production Co:

Bahr Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


George De La Pena's last acting movie See more »


When Ryan gets home after falling in the river, his hair is still wet but his clothes are dry. See more »


Ryan Flynn: Have you been to the factory?
Grandpa Randolph: Sure. Joined the crowd once. Didn't jump of course.
Ryan Flynn: Yeah, I'm definitely not big on jumping. And I don't like that dust.
Grandpa Randolph: Can't blame you.
Ryan Flynn: Falling all that way? How do you know if you're ready?
Grandpa Randolph: I'm certainly no expert. I suppose it's different for everyone. Some folks probably dawdle around here quite a while trying to figure that out. Melanie for instance, she seems a bit of a dawdler.
Ryan Flynn: I don't mind dawdling if it means not having to jump. Hitting that floor looked ...
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Someone Like You
Written by Luis Bacalov & Anna-Karin Klockar (as Anna Karin Klockar)
Lyrics by Eric Small and Anna-Karin Klockar (as Anna Karin Klockar)
Performed by Hayden Panettiere and Watt White
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This movie is touching, emotive, and moving without the usual misery.
7 May 2005 | by ZadanianSee all my reviews

This movie discusses topics that may not be understood by all ages, but are certainly suitable for all ages. The basic question of what is life's purpose is a central theme. The movie brings up the notion that life is not a problem to be solved, but rather something to be experienced; finding paradise and total bliss comes at a price, but must be paid. The movie's theme is something that is rarely touched on by most mainstream films, now dominated by empty action films.

The acting was superb. Armin Mueller-Stahl played the guiding, grandfather very well; and Ryan Kelley is easily identified with his character. The filming location in Oregon was beautiful, and fits the film perfectly. In addition, the soundtrack fits scenes well. The plot however at times seems slow, and there seems to be periods of confusion when the audience has to guess what is happening if they missed a single line.

Overall, this movie presents ideas that an entire family should consider, while at the same time presenting it in a new and innovative way. It definitely will reshape your view on life.

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