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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Rachel and Ned are confronting her abuser, Ned is wearing a necklace. However, when they are walking out of the shop the necklace disappears. See more »

Quotes

Ned: I don't understand. Why would Hitler be reincarnated as a nigger woman?
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Just watched it at Tribeca Festival and.....
22 April 2005 | by TheavataSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed it! I saw Mrs. Union sitting a few rows in front of me before the films started and not knowing who she was, made a mental note to try and talk to her after the film (Once the film started and I saw she was one of the leads I decided to abandon that idea! :))

But back to the film, let's start with the end, it actually brought an emotional tear to my eye and although at least part of the ending is predictable I found the other part of the ending a nice surprise. Both lead were great, the guys who plays Ned was awesome, great character, great acting. It must be had to act as someone who is supposed to be acting a part, and still let the true inside person shine through. Ms. Union's part was more subdued, but just as well played; she was a Martin to his Lewis, giving the viewers a person who was easier to relate to.

A fine film! I hope it gets the release it dissevers.

One last note. One guy in the audience was "disturbed" by the use of race in the film, he thought it was treated too lightly, but I feel race in this film was more like window dressing; it was a means to an end. This film is not about a white neo Nazi and an emotionally disturbed black woman (well I guess it is on the surface); it's really about two dysfunctional people who try to help each other like GARDEN STATE. But Neo Ned works better than Garden State and has almost as good a soundtrack.


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