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Janie Jones (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

Director:

David M. Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Breslin ... Janie Jones
Alessandro Nivola ... Ethan Brand
Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Ann Jones
Brittany Snow ... Iris
Peter Stormare ... Sloan
Joel David Moore ... Dave (as Joel Moore)
Frances Fisher ... Lily Brand
Frank Whaley ... Chuck
Rodney Eastman ... Billy
David Lee Smith ... Officer Dickerson
Michael Panes ... Ulysses
Robert Goodwin Robert Goodwin ... Smoking Door Man
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Gil
Adam Shalzi ... Creepy Goth Kid
Katie Rich ... Brassy Girl (as Katie Riccio)
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A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Two strangers. One family.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janie Jones: Uma História de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's dedication is "For Julia", who is director's David M. Rosenthal real daughter and his assistant director for this film. They first met when he was 30 and she was 11. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sloan: We're almost there, guys, I think. Just talked to the venue. They say, it's totally sold out. Almost.
Chuck: Any more Hot Pockets left?
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.49 (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Pretty Little Things
Written by Nick Milwright
Performed by Blackchords
Courtesy of Dust Devil Music (APRA/AMCOS)
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Cute and heartfelt.
25 February 2014 | by meghensley20See all my reviews

I saw this film for the first time in a little theater in Des Moines, Iowa called The Varsity. It is one of my favorite spots. I thought that it was only right that I see it in an Iowa theater since thats where it was shot. A lot of my friends had worked on this and I was excited to see it! Overall I thought that the story was pretty good. I really felt for abigail's character. She is always so great in everything she does. I also heard that she was a joy to be around, so that probably helped too! This films progression was done really well. The character development was awesome! The only thing I would change would be how quickly we get to the end. I wish that I could've been led a little longer. Anyways, great film. Proud to have it shot in Iowa!


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