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The Conrad Boys (2006)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 24 April 2006 (USA)
Charlie Conrad is ready for college, but the sudden death of his mother and his long-absent father leave him saddled with the adult responsibility of raising his 9-year-old brother.

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Justin Lo

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Justin Lo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Justin Lo ... Charlie Conrad
Booboo Stewart ... Ben Conrad (as Boo Boo Stewart)
Nick Bartzen ... Jordan Rivers
Barry Shay ... Doug Conrad
Nancy Hancock Nancy Hancock ... Tori Marshall
Katelyn Ann Clark ... Louise Denver
Dorian Frankel ... Evelyn Bridge
Lauren Xerxes Lauren Xerxes ... Suzie Conrad
Bruce Blauer ... Vince Miller
Shane Arenal ... Andy Calhoun
Bart Shattuck ... Mark Poland
Connie Schiro Connie Schiro ... Principal Brower
Kari McDermott Kari McDermott ... Paula
Keegan Bell Keegan Bell ... PJ
Wesley Stiller Wesley Stiller ... PJ's Boyfriend
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Storyline

Justin Lo makes his feature film debut as Charlie Conrad, a 19-year-old history buff with the world on his shoulders. Following the death of his mother, Charlie sets aside his college plans to raise his highly imaginative 9-year-old brother Ben (Booboo Stewart). Isolated from his peers, Charlie accepts his responsibility yet secretly yearns for the freedom and romance associated with youth. Charlie suddenly gets his chance when he meets Jordan Rivers (Nick Bartzen), a charismatic drifter and fellow lost soul. The two of them hit it off immediately, and they soon embark on a tumultuous romance that gives Charlie a taste of the freedom he's been craving. Just as their relationship intensifies, however, Charlie's long-absent father, Doug (Barry Shay), returns to town with his own plans to take care of Ben. Caught in a struggle for Ben and eager to hold on to Jordan, Charlie must finally search his soul and make momentous decisions regarding the future of his family. Written by theconradboys@yahoo.com

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Everything is about to change for Ben & Charlie Conrad..... See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os Irmãos Conrad See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,243, 4 June 2006

Gross USA:

$11,001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,001
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Newport Films See more »
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Color:

Color
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Trivia

The scene where Charlie is waiting for Jordan in the car was filmed behind The Boom Boom Room and The Coast Inn, a legendary gay bar and hotel which had been in that location for decades, one of the oldest gay bars in California, closed in 2006, the year the film was released. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Conrad: Charlie, you gotta come see this.
Charlie Conrad: Don't you knock?
Ben Conrad: Come look at my room.
Charlie Conrad: Ben, I gotta finish this before school.
Ben Conrad: I made a new wall for my fort and it's really strong.
Charlie Conrad: Impressive, considering it's probably made out of couch cushions.
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Soundtracks

Midnight Meeting
Written by John Bickerton
Published by Loud Neighbors Music (BMI)
Under license from UniqueTracks
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I want to love this film, but...
26 November 2010 | by brokind97See all my reviews

The boys are cute, so I guess that's one reason I want to like this film, but I just can't. The acting is less than spirited and at times I didn't want to even watch the entire film. The writing is sub par but had great plot line potential, I believe. So much more emotion and connection to the characters is possible, but it just wasn't there. I felt disconnected from the entire cast and I felt no sense of love between the brothers or the two "lovers." In fact, all the relationships in the entire movie seemed fake and inconsequential. I will always support the LGBT community, writers and actors and if Justin Lo comes out with something else, I'll be sure to try again. But as far as this title goes, save your time and money. Sorry Justin and Boo Boo.


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