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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

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

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Fight for Me
Written by Gemma Hayes
Performed by Abigail Breslin
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Great acting and story
18 September 2010 | by Jdick1-848-803651See all my reviews

Very well acted and solid story line. Actors worked very well together with believable emotion.well directed...flowed well Breslin was exceptional Story believable Good locations Interesting sequences Strong emotions Great music Solid singing Connects with audience...will go to see it again. I will encourage others to go see also. Music flowed very well in the story line. Janie Jones character could have more negative qualities to make her more believable. Movie will be popular with multiple age segments. Girls under 18 will connect with the main character easily. Sequel might be interesting to see how Janie Jones character grows up. I plan to take family members to the film. Goos family picture. Sound track should be popular especially with teen girls.


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