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Little Fugitive (2006)

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Set in present day Brooklyn, this film is a remake of the 1953 classic, "Little Fugitive." With his father in jail and his mother working long hours at a nursing home, Lenny, age 11, is ... See full summary »

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Joanna Lipper

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Cast overview, first billed only:
David Castro ... Joey
Nicolas Salgado Nicolas Salgado ... Lenny
Raquel Castro ... Destiny
Dianne Mazzaro Dianne Mazzaro ... Ava
Justina Machado ... Natalia
Shortee Red Shortee Red ... Malcolm (as Shortee Redd)
Javier Picayo Javier Picayo ... Caleb
Peter Dinklage ... Sam
Brendan Sexton III ... Frank
Rob Lok Rob Lok ... Magician (as Robert Lok)
Sophie Dahl ... Mermaid Model
Austin Talynn Carpenter ... Grace
Joseph Mosso Joseph Mosso ... Sgt. Brenner
Fenton Lawless ... Sgt. Ralston
Lois Smith ... Social Worker
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Set in present day Brooklyn, this film is a remake of the 1953 classic, "Little Fugitive." With his father in jail and his mother working long hours at a nursing home, Lenny, age 11, is burdened with the responsibility of looking after his younger brother, Joey, age 7. Lenny plays a practical joke on his little brother. When the joke goes too far, Joey runs away to Coney Island. Written by Anonymous

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27 May 2006 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA

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Two brothers from a broken family have adventures in Coney Island
9 July 2006 | by ProfbeattySee all my reviews

An interesting attempt to "update" the one of a kind classic, Little Fugitive made in 1953 by Morris Engel, Ruth Orkin, and Ray Ashley. (I'm not sure the term "remake" applies here). Beautifully photographed by Rick Sands and appealingly acted by David Castro and Nicolas Salgado. Peter Dinklage is typically powerful, but under used in a relatively small role. While it lacks the charm and depth of the 1954 film it is an honest and sincere effort to make some intellectualized statements about Coney Island's Dreamland and its premature baby in incubators and children from broken homes and dysfunctional families. Sometimes preachy but none the less an interesting directorial debut, by Joanna Lipper although one might question the advisability of a "remake" or "reworking" of a classic as a choice for her initial bow in narrative films.

Historically significant is a brief appearance in the film by Morris Engel (sitting on a skee ball machine), shortly before his death.


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