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Boy Wonder (2010)

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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

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Michael Morrissey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caleb Steinmeyer ... Sean Donovan
Zulay Henao ... Teresa Ames
Bill Sage ... Terry Donovan
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Gary Stenson
Tracy Middendorf ... Mary Donovan
Chuck Cooper ... Bill Baldwin
John Sharian ... Joe Mancini
Kether Donohue ... Lizzy
James Russo ... Larry Childs
Jake Randazzo ... Young Sean
Robbie Stubbs ... Bruce (as Robert Stubbs)
Chris Bert ... Tim the Freshman (as Christopher Bert)
Nicole Patrick ... Amanda
Alex Manette ... Mr. Richter
Tom Brangle Tom Brangle ... Homeless Man on Train
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Storyline

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion. Written by Michael Morissey

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Beware the Hero


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some brutal violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodagyerek See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boy Wonder Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Caleb Steinmeyer and Tracey Middendorf both appeared in Lost. Steinmeyer played John Locke at 16 years of age and Middendorf played Bonnie, an Other manning the Looking Glass. They did not share any scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Sean: Who wrote that one?
Mary Donovan: Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach.
Young Sean: I think that's the best.
Mary Donovan: Well, I don't know if there's a best. Music is subjective, it's different for every one. When I hear Mozart, I feel... out of breath, dizzy, overwhelmed. When I hear Bach, it's more like a good movie. What about you, what do you feel when you hear Bach?
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Connections

References Wonder Woman (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Human Behavior
Written by Björk' (as Björk Gudmundsdottir), Nellee Hooper (as Andrew Paul Hooper) and Antonio Carlos Jobim
Performed by Björk
Courtesy of Universal Music Group/Polygram International Publishing, WB
Music Corp, and Sony/ATV Melody, LLC
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Good movie with a great plot but could have been executed better.
14 December 2011 | by beans0420See all my reviews

This is a good movie with a solid plot but I can't help but feel that it could have been so much more. I looked to see how far through the movie I was and was surprised that it was almost over when it really hadn't built up any climax for the ending. It's a cool, gritty movie and certainly worth the watch but there wasn't much of a progressive story and the timing seemed a little undesirable. The acting was pretty good, the action scenes were exciting but didn't last long. I'm disappointed that there was really no 'boss fight', I feel that the last 20-30 minutes could have been really thrilling if the ending was written better. Although if you treat this as a drama rather than a crime thriller the actual end scenes were pretty cool and clever.

Overall I'd give this movie a 7 out of 10, it's above average but not exactly on the end of your seat thrilling or something you'd want to watch over and over again.


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