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Growing Up Smith (2015)

Good Ol' Boy (original title)
PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 3 February 2017 (USA)
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In 1979, an Indian family moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. While their 10-year-old boy Smith falls head-over-heels for the girl next door, his desire to become a "good old boy" propels him further away from his family's ideals than ever before.

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... Butch Brunner
... Bhaaskar Bhatnagar
... Amy Brunner
... Nancy Brunner
... Smith Bhatnagar
... Nalini Bhatnagar
... Older Smith Bhatnagar
... Asha Bhatnagar
... Officer Dick
... Officer Bob
... Mrs. Reynolds
Austin Harrod ... Billy MacNamara
James Hyland ... Stan Swanson
Jack Hyland ... Steve Swanson
... Patrick
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GOOD OL' BOY is the story of Smith, a ten-year-old boy from India growing up in Small Town, America in 1979. While the boy's family straddles the fine line between embracing the American Dream and preserving their Indian heritage, there are barbecues, Halloween and hunting. And as Smith falls for Amy, the girl-next-door, he finds in Amy's father Butch the cowboy he wishes his own father could be. But alas, when Smith's father Bhaaskar sees Smith is quickly losing any hope of remaining a respectable Indian boy, he banishes him back to India. Nineteen years later Smith will return to America, back to a place he once called home. Written by AN

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Rated PG-13 for some language and brief drug use
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Growing Up Smith  »

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$2,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,867, 3 February 2017, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,867, 3 February 2017
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The world premiere was June 1, 2015 in Kirkland, Washington as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. See more »

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Smith's mother says that he can have his Halloween costume after dinner as a Diwali present. The movie claims Diwali and Halloween were on the same day in 1979. Halloween is on October 31st, whereas Diwali was on October 20th in 1979. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Great movie!
6 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

Refreshing! I'd like to see more movies like this. Jason Lee anchored it for me. His character was a good character and he played it very well. Brighton Sharbino was a good decision on the casting director's end too. Everybody was great. I never wrote a review on IMDB but felt compelled to write one for this movie. Enjoyed it a lot.


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