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Brother's Shadow (2006)

Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn... See full summary »

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Todd S. Yellin
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Credited cast:
Scott Cohen ... Jake Groden
Katie Danziger Katie Danziger ... Woman in Black
Lisa Emery ... Sylvia
Ato Essandoh ... Soy
Robert Feeley Robert Feeley ... Dock Worker
Susan Floyd ... Emily
Marc Fogel Marc Fogel ... Dock worker
Judd Hirsch ... Leo Groden
Diane Kagan Diane Kagan ... Mrs. Quince
Elliot Korte Elliot Korte ... Adam Groden
Jerry Matz ... Solomon
Donna Mitchell ... Judge
James Murtaugh ... Hank Stafford
Jay Patterson ... Alaskan Parole Officer
Toby Poser ... Susan
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Jake Groden is the black sheep of his family. Ankle deep in fish guts, he serves out his parole in Alaska. Then, after a decade of self-imposed exile, he is forced to return to his Brooklyn family. He soon discovers that his perfect brother, Michael is dead, and he begins trying to take what Michael had- a beautiful wife, adoring son, control of the family furniture business and the love of their gruff father. For Jake, the price of a new life is his identity. Written by anonymous

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USA

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English

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29 April 2006 (USA) See more »

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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Slow Surprise
Written & Performed by Chris Smither
Homunculus Music ASCAP, administered by Bug Music
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Thought Provoking Indie Drama
17 May 2006 | by jessicalevinSee all my reviews

I saw Brother's Shadow at the Tribeca Film Festival and loved it! Judd Hirsch and Scott Cohen are great as father and son. The film follows Scott Cohen from parole in Alaska back to his family in Brooklyn. He shows up there because his brother has died, and he embarks on a journey to slowly repair his estranged relationships with his brother's wife and child and his father who has never forgiven him for being the black sheep of the family. The story takes us deep into the hearts and minds of this family and allows you to more deeply understand the complexity of their lives. Also, the imagery of the woodworking business and the Brooklyn backdrop sets the tone for this rich and revealing family portrait.


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