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Neo Ned (2005)

Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his ... See full summary »

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Van Fischer

Writer:

Tim Boughn

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeremy Renner ... Ned
Gabrielle Union ... Rachael
David E. Allen David E. Allen ... Officer Smith
Blaine Gray ... Officer Jones
Michael Shamus Wiles ... Ned's Dad
Lyndon Smith ... Ned (At Age 4)
Sally Kirkland ... Shelly Nelson
Randall Whittinghill Randall Whittinghill ... Nazi #1
Rainbow Borden Rainbow Borden ... Nazi #2
Ethan Suplee ... Orderly Johnny
Cary Elwes ... Dr. Magnuson
Garland Whitt ... Orderly #2
Jill Remez ... Nurse Mary
Eddie Kaye Thomas ... Joey
Steve Railsback ... Mr. Day
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Storyline

Like most kids, Ned idolized his father and dreamed of following in his footsteps. Unfortunately, his father was a two-bit crook who spent most of his life in jail. Without a family of his own, Ned falls in with the Aryan Brotherhood. Soon after, Ned is placed in a mental hospital where he is mesmerized by a young black girl who believes Adolf Hitler was reincarnated in her. What follows is a gritty character study and poignant love story of two people brought together by a seemingly impossible connection. As a result of that connection, they both find that there is more to a person than what is on the surface. Written by Anonymous

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Love is not a race

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Нео Нед See more »

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Mono

Color:

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Trivia

Tatyana Ali was originally slated for the role of Rachael. See more »

Goofs

When Rachel is pleading with Ned to not confront her abuser her hair is combed and straightened, but when she enters the store to get Ned, her hair is ruffled. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Ned: I shot a child molester. I shot him dead. I'm a hero. I'm an American hero.
Ned's Dad: That you are. Deal him in.
Ned: Deal me in!
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Renner Rules & Union Scores
31 July 2005 | by nynylylySee all my reviews

This is the best work I have seen Jeremy Renner do. I didn't think he could top his performance in "Dahmer" but this performance is even more exceptional - powerful, humane and heartbreaking. Gabrielle Union who plays opposite Renner's "Ned," is equally good, and it as much her character's story as it is Ned's. I don't want to reveal any "spoilers" but suffice to say, this is an unpredictable movie with a lot of unexpected surprises. I hope this film gets a bigger release, as it is really a movie that might change peoples' minds about prejudice and how love can heal the most wounded of hearts. And it's a good example of how an independent movie with a low budget can outshine a summer full of cookie cutter blockbusters. This film isn't perfect but there is an earnestness that is refreshing. It's an uncynical piece of work. Kind of rare in Hollywood.


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