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The Golden Boys (2008)

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A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

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Daniel Adams

Writers:

Daniel Adams, Joseph C. Lincoln (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Carradine ... Capt. Zebulon Hedge
Rip Torn ... Capt. Jeremiah Burgess
Bruce Dern ... Capt. Perez Ryder
Mariel Hemingway ... Martha Snow
Charles Durning ... John Bartlett
Jason Alan Smith ... Ralph Hazeltine
Christy Scott Cashman ... Elisabeth Preston
Angelica Page ... Melissa Busteed (as Angelica Torn)
John Savage ... Web Saunders
Julie Harris ... Melodeon Player
Stephen Russell Stephen Russell ... Luther Norris
Stephen Mailer ... Squealer Wixon
Donald Foley ... Bluey Bachelder
Miles Herter Miles Herter ... Dr. Palmer
Jonathan Edwards Jonathan Edwards ... Rev. Perley
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A romantic comedy, set on Cape Cod in 1905, about three 70-year-old retired sea captains who try to lure an attractive middle-aged woman into marriage.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on novel | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Three Salty Dogs Seek One Spicy Kitten

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and smoking | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chatham See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,366, 19 April 2009

Gross USA:

$184,149
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Company Credits

Production Co:

West Wind Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Boyle was originally cast, but he died before shooting began. See more »

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Modern crossing signal and related equipment appear in long shot when three main characters are running down the tracks. See more »

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Charming and Interesting Historical Romantic Comedy Drama
29 August 2009 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

The Golden Boys is a film that is easy to miss. The cast is everyone you know but has no A-list stars. The plot of three captains now retired looking for a woman who will be marry any one of them and so become a permanent housekeeper is nothing special. Yet at the heart of this lies something rather wonderful: it is a tale about people who care more deeply for each other and the place they live in than just for themselves.

The settings, costuming, and filming are all delightful. Set in 1905 there has been a real effort to recreate the interiors and exteriors in such a way that you smell the lavender water and the sea water.

The actor who shines in this is David Carradine - here, rather than trying to be the cool actor, he is rather the mature one, the dependable one, and as this was to become of his last films, it's kind of an odd role for him, yet one that seems more right than many of his others. Hemingway is as ever gorgeous, and here, her character is sense and sensibility at its best.

All in all, this is a wistful, good valued small film, and nicely sentimental without saccharine. If you wish you could have lived in simpler times then this is a film for you.


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