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Lifted (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama | 13 August 2010 (USA)
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13 year old Henry Matthews struggles with life after his reservist father is deployed to Afghanistan. With the help of a local pastor, the boy decides to take part in a local singing contest.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicki Aycox ... Lisa Matthews
Uriah Shelton ... Henry Matthews
Dash Mihok ... William Matthews
Thad Mickler Thad Mickler ... Jeb
Ruben Studdard ... Pastor Johnson
Howard Green Howard Green ... Carl
Barbara Kincaid-Hill Barbara Kincaid-Hill ... Mrs. Declaire
James Handy ... Travis
Jonathan Fuller ... Clayton
Danny Vinson ... Mr. Shelton
Maggie Ballard Maggie Ballard ... Laurie
Peggy Vanek-Titus Peggy Vanek-Titus ... Jody
Cory Gluck Cory Gluck ... Toby
Jerry Douglass Sims Jerry Douglass Sims ... Judge #1
Anna Marie Dobbins ... Tiffany Rose Walton
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Henry Matthews is an exceptionally talented young R&B singer whose happy family life is disrupted when his father, a marine, is re-deployed to Afghanistan. Despite all the obstacles including losing the family home and being forced to move in with his grandfather who hates his music, Henry is inspired to enter a teen singing competition in the hopes of winning and escaping a world that is falling apart. Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG-13 for drug content, thematic elements, language and some violence

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Взлет See more »

Filming Locations:

Irondale, Alabama, USA See more »

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1.85 : 1
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Released straight to DVD in 2011. See more »

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I Miss You
Written by Kurt Farquhar (as Kurt W. Farquhar), Young Gei Curtis, Brandon J. Jones, Dash Mihok and Seraphim
Published by West Far Music, The Quhar Music and Truechelle Music
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Wow two thumbs up
15 January 2012 | by wmjoe1953See all my reviews

Obviously lacking a significant budget, but wholly cow. This film hit home, as my wife and I are both from Army families. It is centered on a redeployed Marine, and the troubles his family deals with at home in his absence. Very slow at first, but it really takes off about mid-way. I am not ashamed to say that I that lump in my throat, and the water in my eyes more than made up for the slowness, and lack of high dollar fancy stuff. The writers/producers/directors nailed a wonderful movie on the head, and it is absolutely worth watching. The characters were selected, and played quite well, and man, that little guy can sing. The end of the movie, was one of the most powerful tributes I think I've ever seen, and the dedication was perfect. I can't say it enough, that this little film is a must see.


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