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Snowmen (2010)

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This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three ... See full summary »

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Robert Kirbyson

Writer:

Robert Kirbyson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bobby Coleman ... Billy Kirkfield
Bobb'e J. Thompson ... Howard Garvey
Christian Martyn ... Lucas Lamb
Josh Flitter ... Jason Bound
Ray Liotta ... Reggie Kirkfield
Doug E. Doug ... Leonard Garvey
Christopher Lloyd ... The Caretaker
Beverley Mitchell ... Mrs. Sherbrook
Demi Petersen Demi Petersen ... Gwen Nowakowski
Carolina Andrus Carolina Andrus ... Sherry
Anne Sward Anne Sward ... Ms Marion Witzel
Geoff Hansen Geoff Hansen ... The Mayor
Susanne Sutchy Susanne Sutchy ... Elaine Kirkfield
Jennifer Klekas ... Fiona - the reporter
Terry Wood Terry Wood ... Anchorman
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This is a humorous and heartfelt coming-of-age story about three unlikely heroes and the winter that changed their lives forever. After a surprising discovery in the snow catapults three small-town boys into the spotlight, the best friends hatch a plan to be remembered forever by setting a Guinness World Records title. Along the way, the trio battles schoolyard bullies, unites their community and discovers that, while fame may be fleeting, true friendship lasts forever. The film stars Bobby Coleman (The Last Song (2010)), Ray Liotta (Wild Hogs (2007)), Bobb'e J. Thompson (Role Models (2008)), Josh Flitter (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jr. (2009)) and Christopher Lloyd (the Back to the Future trilogy).

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Comedy | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, some rough bullying and peril, language and brief juvenile humor | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy und die Schneemänner See more »

Filming Locations:

Park City, Utah, USA

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Mpower Pictures,Snowmen See more »
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Color
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Trivia

At the end of the scene where Billy (Bobby Coleman), Howard (Bobb'e J. Thompson), and Lucas (Christian Martyn) are watching the television news report of a body being found in the snow (06:22 to 08:54), Robert Kirbyson mentions in the DVD director's commentary, that Christian Martyn's real mother, Lori, is playing his screen mom. She spent February and March of 2009 in Park City, Utah, with Christian, until filming wrapped. See more »

Goofs

At 45:07 when a girl in the background bumps a snowman, it rocks briefly because many of the snowmen were Styrofoam shells, open from the back, held down by cinder blocks. See more »

Quotes

Howard Garvey: [24:50, in graveyard] So you're not scared at all?
Billy Kirkfield: Of stepping on dead people? No.
Howard Garvey: No, of what's gonna happen to you when you die.
Billy Kirkfield: Well, what's that supposed to mean? I'm definitely going to Heaven. My parents make me go to church and everything.
Lucas Lamb: That doesn't mean you get to go automatically. That's what my mom says,
Howard Garvey: I do get to go automatically, 'cause I'm a kid. Kids don't even have to be that good. It's like a rule.
Lucas Lamb: Oh, right. Like dogs.
Howard Garvey: What? Dogs do not go to Heaven.
Lucas Lamb: Yeah? All dogs go to ...
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best family film I've seen in last couple years
2 December 2011 | by bobby-derringerSee all my reviews

not for everyone -- semi sweet semi sad, some brilliant elements... and it all ends gloriously! Great job. Great story. Reminded me -- there is life, after life.

(And altho' you can't take the "things" of this world with you – You can take the person next to you…by helping them find life, after life. That's what Billy Kirkfield learns – you can take the person sitting next to you – a son, a daughter, a sister, brother – a friend, by pouring our "spirit" – our lives, into another – we can take them with us on the journey beyond this life).

Christopher Lloyd who plays a caretaker in the movie is EXCELLENT – and talks to the heroes - - 3 fifth grade boys intent on setting a world record. And he asks them how this setting a record, makes other people…happy? He tells the boys of attending a lot of funerals and that when people talk about living a good life…its not so much what we do or did that matters…as to how we did it. That being a good person may be a purpose all in itself. Being a friend – even to someone who doesn't want to be friends.

Isn't that after all what the greatest teacher of all modeled? Highly recommend. Great film.


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