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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama | 25 May 2007 (UK)
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A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Malcolm Stumpf ... Logan
... Rodeo
Max Paradise ... Joey
... Logan's Mom
... The Counselor
... The Principal
Ruth Elliott ... Leah (voice)
Joey Coffman
Tim Greer ... Teacher
Dash Mann
Derek Mitchler
... Excited woman / Teacher
Teresa Morales
James Porter
... Teacher
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Storyline

Junior high in a time of rotary phones. Cougars have been spotted in the area. Logan is 13, the odd kid, with an active imagination and few friends. His young, single mother seems stressed. Latency is giving way to puberty, and Logan, who keeps a tube of lipstick in his dresser, may be gay or, more mysterious, transgender. He stares at himself in the mirror. He becomes friends with Rodeo, older and more mature, good-looking, with girlfriends. They take walks. Logan calls Rodeo and pretends to be a girl. Will he disclose himself to Rodeo? The kids at school talk. The school wants to promote kindness and tolerance. There are stories of child suicide. How do we find our way? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama

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Also Known As:

Дикие тигры, которых я знал  »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,515, 4 March 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,946
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1.78 : 1
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Quotes

Logan: Sometimes, the most beautiful things are the most innocent things, and they keep passing us by. I won't let them pass you by.
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Connections

Featured in Indie Sex: Teens (2007) See more »

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Youth Riot
Written and Performed by Jasper Bel
Copyright Jasper Bel
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Release your expectations and have an emotional experience
6 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie yesterday and was affected emotionally for several hours after seeing it. If you are expecting a plot and a traditional kind of story line, you're going to be disappointed. I suggest you sit back and allow yourself to enter into an emotional space. Try and FEEL the characters and get into their heads. If you can do that you may have an exceptional experience of something that is difficult to describe with words.

Logan is a troubled boy. He is being raised in a single-parent family by his mother. He is bullied because his peers think he is gay. But this isn't really a "gay movie" in my opinion. It's more about the feeling of being "on your own" in a hostile world. The boy is experiencing homosexual attraction to an older boy, something which often happens at the age of 13. He's seeking love in a lonely world.

Release your expectations of what a movie "should be" and simply experience it. Try and appreciate the feeling being created by the experience. It's special.


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