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Sky Kids (2008)

The Flyboys (original title)
Two boys from a small town find their courage tested when they accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob.

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Rocco DeVilliers
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21 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse James ... Jason McIntyre
Reiley McClendon ... Kyle Barrett
Stephen Baldwin ... Silvio Esposito
Tom Sizemore ... Angelo Esposito
J. Todd Adams J. Todd Adams ... Lenny Drake
Dallen Gettling Dallen Gettling ... Ed Thomas
Jennifer Slimko ... Samantha Barrett
Robert Costanzo ... Carmine
Vince Cecere ... Manny
Frank D'Amico Frank D'Amico ... Sal
Harrison Young ... Grandpa Thomas
Blaire Baron ... Susan Thomas
Tommy Hinkley ... John McIntyre
Joanne Baron ... Ms. Poulson
Dylan Kasch Dylan Kasch ... Rick
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Two kids from a small town accidentally stow away aboard an airplane owned by the mob. Written by DCP

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For the first time in their lives, they're trying to get grounded.


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Trivia

The final film of Harrison Young. See more »

Goofs

When Kyle and Jason are playing in the "dungeon" with Angelo and all three are on the sofa with Kyle on top of Angleo as Angelo's bodyguard comes into the room, you can see Kyle's blue underwear (at 56:03 and 56:08 to 56:10 in 99 minute version). Later, when Lenny pulls Kyle out of the trunk (boot) of the car at the airport, he has white underwear (at 01:12:48 to 01:12:50). See more »

Quotes

Jason McIntyre: Freeze!
[Angelo drops guns]
Angelo Esposito: You got me.
Jason McIntyre: Who are you?
Angelo Esposito: Angelo.
Jason McIntyre: Are you a good guy or a bad guy?
Angelo Esposito: Figuratively yes.
Jason McIntyre: Do you surrender?
Angelo Esposito: Huh?
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Alternate Versions

The foreign version of the film is 20 minutes shorter than the US Theatrical Release version. This version was created to be more suitable for television markets. See more »

Connections

Featured in States of Grace (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Another Town
Written by Matt Rohr and Kent Sparling
Performed by Riis Spargo
Courtesy of the Jicama Salad Company
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Walt Disney with violence.
30 October 2008 | by ali-mostaqueSee all my reviews

Its an OK movie, though I wouldn't encourage kids to watch it. It would make them delusional, thinking that some how dangerous situations can be escaped from that easily. Though the basic concept of standing up to wrong is morally good training for impressionable American kids.

Good.

Cliché cryptic nods in this direction is tiresome, though curiously observed. Indeed the MAFIA have taken over the USA, and YES Americans have a right royal fight in their hands to reclaim their country from the criminals, who treat Americans like stupid kids.

The world hopes they succeed.

A lot of the scenes seem improbable, but I suppose in a movie you can get away with such fantasy. In post 9/11 America carried out by the MAFIA, security is hot wired and the criminals in the movie wouldn't be able to wander around neighborhoods without the local law enforcement agents being in the scene more quickly......

In terms of the characters, the villain wasn't villainous enough......he seemed more like a junkie than a harden criminal, who had stolen millions from his boss, and killed his partner in crime. The head MAFIA's performance was comical, playing with the kids like that, and crying like that. And its a bit of a cliché and racist to see yet another bunch of Italian Americans being portrayed as MAFIA. And Mr. Baldwin as Southern Italian? As a person who generally plays good guy roles I would have liked to have seen his role and character develop a lot longer into the film, even to the end. He has a certain screen presence.....good actor.

Where are the true Tom Payne's to encourage and inspire Americans? Yes watch the movie but don't take the kids with you.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sky Kids See more »

Filming Locations:

Hurricane, Utah, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,845, 17 August 2008

Gross USA:

$144,680

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$144,680
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Dark Coast Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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