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12 and Holding (2005)

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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Director:

Michael Cuesta

Writer:

Anthony Cipriano (as Anthony S. Cipriano)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor Donovan ... Jacob / Rudy Carges
Jesse Camacho ... Leonard Fisher
Zoe Weizenbaum ... Malee Chuang
Jeremy Renner ... Gus Maitland
Annabella Sciorra ... Carla Chuang
Jayne Atkinson ... Ashley Carges
Linus Roache ... Jim Carges
Marcia DeBonis ... Grace Fisher
Tom McGowan ... Patrick Fisher
Michael C. Fuchs Michael C. Fuchs ... Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
Martin Campetta ... Jeff
Joseph Foster Joseph Foster ... Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
Max Miner ... Tommy
Noelle 'Parker' Present Noelle 'Parker' Present ... Haley Fisher
Jessica Sorto Jessica Sorto ... Sara Fisher
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Storyline

After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When one of four inseperable friends is mistakenly murdered the film explores how grief, love and self-esteem play major roles in the construction of adolescence. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Haledon, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,456, 21 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$95,687, 16 July 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »

Goofs

Jacob's birthmark changes in location, size, and color throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Grace Fisher: You can't just eat apples all the time.
Leonard Fisher: Why not?
Grace Fisher: It's unhealthy.
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Connections

References Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Oye Mi Guaguanaco
Written by Tito Puente
Performed by Rhumba Club (as Rumba Club)
Courtesy of Palmetto Records
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If you cant relate - then life has been good to you...
2 January 2007 | by endymionngSee all my reviews

Fantastic movie with a multitude of messages. Would make for an excellent movie to show and discuss in schools - I dare you :-) Acting is incredible and pretty much all comes trough the screen as real persons and not some abstractions from a writers imagination.

What hopefully will get through to the viewers is how perceptive children are in reading the adults world both literally and the subtle emotions that adults/parents try to keep them from getting. Since most children doesn't have the experience and information needed to filter all this, it can have some really disturbing consequences when children acts in response as is clearly shown here. Luckily it isn't all children who grow up with these kind of experiences - at least not as extreme, but I'm afraid that a lot of parents would be very scared to know that an awful lot actually can relate to this movie...


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