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The Butterfly Circus (2009)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 31 August 2009 (USA)
The Butterfly Circus is the story of a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression, lifting the spirits of audiences ... See full summary »

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Joshua Weigel
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eduardo Verástegui ... Mr. Mendez
Nick Vujicic Nick Vujicic ... Will
Doug Jones ... Otto
Matt Allmen Matt Allmen ... George
Connor Rosen Connor Rosen ... Sammy
Lexi Pearl Lexi Pearl ... Anna
Bob Yerkes Bob Yerkes ... Poppy
Mark Atteberry ... Announcer
Adam S. Gottbetter Adam S. Gottbetter ... Tim
Kirk Bovill ... Jimmy - Painted Man
Christian Pikes Christian Pikes ... Inspired Boy
Dion Slider ... Inspired Boy's Father
Eros Biox Eros Biox ... Stilt Performer
Max Daniels ... Clown
Natalie Foster Natalie Foster ... Inspired Mother
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A feature length adaptation of the beloved short film, The Butterfly Circus is the story of a man without limbs who leaves the sideshow world to join a troupe of outcasts in a renowned circus.

Director: Joshua Weigel
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The Butterfly Circus is the story of a renowned circus troupe traveling through the devastated American landscape at the height of the Great Depression, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs in a carnival sideshow, but after an intriguing encounter with the showman, he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama

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Not Rated

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Once posted online, the short film went viral and has received over 40 million views since its release. It has also been subtitled and dubbed independently by fans into over 25 different languages, and a feature-length version is now in development. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Mendez: The greater the struggle, the more glorious the triumph!
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An inspirational short film
17 November 2009 | by venkatthangiSee all my reviews

This is the best inspirational short movie I have ever seen.

The way the director characterized the disabled man was awesome. Nothing is impossible.

Only you have to think right and believe in yourself.

He no longer feels disabled and sets a right example to the needy.

The character of the showman who continues to inspire the people is nice. He finally proves that all that is needed to survive is to have some belief.

In that way, he showed path to many lives that were succumbed to hands of inhumanity.

The movie was shot in nice locations and also had a nice soundtrack which was apt for this kind of movie.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

31 August 2009 (USA) See more »

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2.35 : 1
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