After the unexpected death of his survivalist father, an eleven-year-old boy raised in the Alabama wilderness must learn how to make a home in the modern world.

Director:

Tim McCanlies

Writers:

Watt Key (based upon the novel by), James Whittaker (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jimmy Bennett ... Moon Blake
Gabriel Basso ... Hal Mitchell
Uriah Shelton ... Kit
Clint Howard ... Constable Sanders
John Goodman ... Mr. Wellington
J.D. Evermore ... Oliver 'Pap' Blake
Elizabeth Jackson ... Rachael Gene
John McConnell ... Mr. Mitchell
Michael P. Sullivan Michael P. Sullivan ... Mr.Gene (as Michael Sullivan)
Kenny McLean Kenny McLean ... Officer Pete
Lenore Banks ... Mrs. Broomstead
Mark Adam ... Uncle Mike
Walter Breaux Walter Breaux ... Mr. Carter
Gary Grubbs ... Judge Mackin
Peter Gabb Peter Gabb ... George Albroscotto (as Peter J. Gabb)
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Storyline

Moon Blake is raised by his loving but government-paranoid father Oliver in a hidden cave in the Alabama forests. Oliver dies from a leg wound he refuses to have medically treated, so Moon is told to move away, alone, and start a new home in the Alaskan wild-lands. Constable Sanders, however - the mean local cop - finds the boy with his father's guns, abuses him and has him locked away till majority age for 'assault' within Mr. Gene's grim Pinson home for boys. Moon soon makes friends with shy, sickly Kit and apparent bully Hal, then sets up a mass escape, on which only the trio actually follows through. Sanders fails to catch them, but the unforgiving elements reshuffle the cards dramatically. An uncle is meanwhile found. Written by KGF Vissers

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An adventure for the boy in all of us.

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Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements, language and a brief injury | See all certifications »

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Based on the book by Watt Key. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie, Moon lights a fire out by the woods to send smoke letters to Kit and Pap. At the end Uncle Mike and Moon walk away without putting the fire out. Moon's character wouldn't do that. See more »

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[first lines]
Moon Blake: Just before Pap died, he told me that I'd be fine as long as I never depended on anybody but myself. I made Pap's grave just like he done Mama's. All I'd have to remember her face was one picture Pap kept, but I can remember her in the bed at night, keeping me warm from the other side.
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Written by Rondale Overstreet, Dorothy Overstreet, Jim Coman, Jacquie Snellman
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Excluding those few flaws the movie was very pleasing
28 February 2014 | by Reno-RanganSee all my reviews

I don't know how I missed it, I should have watched it earlier when it came. This is the movie, kinda my style, I love to watch without time barriers in any given time. As a children and emotional movie fan, I love it when both of them come together. Yes, I enjoyed this movie a lot than my friends who saw with me.

A cute story with the bunch of cute kids who gave their soul to fill the fictional characters they played. This movie was based on the book of the same name and crafted by the director of one of my favourite children movie 'Secondhand Lions'.

The movie had some flaws, I mean some serious flaws. In the opening where the Moon's father was trapped in a fallen tree that was leaning across the river was looked clearly a fake. Like that there were many others in the movie that resists us not to believe in what we see. Despite those defects rest were very pleasing to watch especially those location of Alabama.

This movie was good as the recent 'Standing Up' unfortunately both of them were not recognised largely. All I say is don't miss if you get a chance to see it, especially with your niece and nephew. If you are a children movie fan probably you would love it. I heard there was a book called 'Dirty Road Home', a sequel to this movie (book) was written by the same writer. The movie based on it is in production now, I could not wait so long for it.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alabama Moon See more »

Filming Locations:

Covington, Louisiana, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,568, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$47,305

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,305
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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