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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

Featured in Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.16 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata #3 in C, BWV 1005-Adagio
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Brian Brooks
Courtesy of Audiosocket Music, Arts Music
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great indie thriller
4 July 2010 | by tomluternoSee all my reviews

I went to screening of Boy Wonder and was expecting nothing good. I was really surprised, this film is shot beautifully and they got some great performances, the kid playing Sean, Caleb something, was great. This movie is a puzzle and the way the story is told keeps you thinking all the way through. THE ENDING IS AWESOME!!!! This is not really an action movie but there are some great fight scenes. The fights are really quick and brutal and realistic in my opinion. I was approached to screen the film because I work in a comic book store and the director is into comic books. The movie does have a graphic novel feel to it. Like old school Frank Miller/ Klaus Jansen Daredevil. Not a hokey superhero story but more dark avenger, flawed hero (really flawed). It's not about Dick Grayson by the way.


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