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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 »

Director:

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

Genres:

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

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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

Rachael: Oh, god, Ned, wake up. They were assholes. Get it. Assholes. Whether they were white, jewish, black, they're assholes. You wanna hate somebody so badly, hate the friggin' assholes, 'cause they're everywhere.
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Absolutely Amazing!!!
25 April 2006 | by bjpphotoSee all my reviews

I saw this film through the Palm Beach International Film Festival and I absolutely loved it! It is a love story for those of us who don't like love stories. At first, when I read the synopsis I rolled my eyes at the thought of a Neo Nazi man falling in love with a Black woman who believes that she is Adolf Hitler. After viewing the movie, I see now that it involves so much more. Ned is a young man who more than anything wants desperately to be a part of a family and he finds that in Rachel even though she is literally the complete opposite of him and his beliefs.

Both Jeremy Renner and Gabrielle Union do a phenomenal job with their characters. Renner's portrayal of Ned is almost childlike as he yearns for attention- weather it's positive or negative. You can't help but to fall in love with Ned and Rachel and after a while you find yourself routing for them.

Overall I think this is an amazing film and I think that everyone should take the time to watch it! I love this movie more and more every time I see it!


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