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A Bag of Hammers (2011)

Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 12 March 2011 (USA)
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Two misfit best friends incapable of growing up, whose direction is tested by an abandoned child worn beyond his years. Together they invent the family they've always needed.

Director:

Brian Crano
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Ritter ... Ben
Jake Sandvig ... Alan
Chandler Canterbury ... Kelsey
Rebecca Hall ... Melanie
Todd Louiso ... Marty
Gabriel Macht ... Wyatt
Carrie Preston ... Lynette
Johnny Simmons ... Kelsey - Age 18
Josh Cooke Josh Cooke ... The Cop
Micah Hauptman ... Vince Ortega
Barb Rossmeisl Barb Rossmeisl ... The Hobo (as Barbara Rossmeisl)
Devika Parikh ... Interviewer 1
Greg Clark Greg Clark ... Interviewer 2
Ricardo Chacon ... Jorge (as Ricardo J. Chacon)
Dale Waddington ... Neighbor (as Dale Waddington Horowitz)
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Storyline

Two car thieving buddies (Ben and Alan) come to personal crossroads when Kelsey, a likable but neglected and fairly well abandoned twelve-year-old boy, crosses their path. Ben and Alan, having bonded for life in helping each other escape unhappy home lives, react differently to Kelsey's situation. One deeply fears the responsibility of looking after a child (having had no personal experiences worth following) while the other finds himself compelled to take him in (seeing himself in the child - an abandoned kid whom no one else wants). Written by statmanjeff

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A con is easy. Family is hard. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Burbank, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Johnny Simmons, who plays Kelsey at age 18, is the same age as Jake Sandvig, who plays Alan, his adoptive father. They were both 25 when A Bag of Hammers was made. See more »

Goofs

When Lynette is hanging her interview shirt she hangs it aslant. In the next shot, the shirt is hanged perfectly. See more »

Quotes

Melanie: You've got to be kidding me.
Alan: Says the girl who's wearing a waffle.
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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to Suellen and William Crano. Who are great parents. See more »

Connections

References Young Frankenstein (1974) See more »

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If You Fall Asleep (Part 1)
Written by Douglas Smith
Performed by Alaskan Summer
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Soo good, I really really liked the ending which ...
15 February 2013 | by kaysildSee all my reviews

Most movies lately have had weak endings! But not this one it was really awesome. I don't watch much TV so I usually do a lot of research I guess would be the correct term, haha, on every movie I decide to watch. And I only write a review if it was awesome or awful, this movie was worth watching. It starts off a little slow and is somewhat confusing on what exactly is going on, but not enough to annoy, just enough to want to continue watching and find out what it's about. I definitely recommend watching this, however don't go into it expecting anything out of it, just be open minded and take it for what it is and you'll enjoy it


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