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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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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

The apple that the nurse offers Leonard is red but with streaks of green. The apple Leonard takes a bite of is bright red with no streaks and is noticeably larger than the first apple. See more »

Quotes

Gus Maitland: When I saw her last night, she had the same look on her face as that little girl. She just wanted me to take her pain away.
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Connections

References Love Story (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

English Suite 2
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J.S. Bach)
Performed by Pierre Földes
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Nice production, good script, outstanding casting, great young actors
1 April 2006 | by raseczSee all my reviews

Nice production, good script, outstanding casting, great young actors and well chosen music makes this a gem. One can complain about some of the extremes of the plot, but forgive the excesses and farcical elements for the sake of a well woven story. It begins with four kids, friends growing up in a middle-class neighborhood. A significant event splits the initial single thread into three, each following a child: the precocious Malee making her first amorous exploration; Leonard and his struggle with obesity, not only his but also of his immediate family; and the conflicted Jacob. While the film would classify as a drama, there is a good deal of humor to counterbalance the tension that is maintained throughout. The editing is superb in how it moves nimbly among the threads, keeping us always interested and curious about what will happen to the characters. The young actors deliver their parts with aplomb which combined with excellent directing should make this a success.


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