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Boy (2010)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 25 March 2010 (New Zealand)
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Set on the east coast of New Zealand in 1984, Boy, an 11-year-old child and devout Michael Jackson fan, gets a chance to know his absentee criminal father, who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years ago.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Boy
Te Aho Eketone-Whitu ... Rocky
... Alamein
Moerangi Tihore ... Dynasty
Cherilee Martin ... Kelly
RickyLee Waipuka-Russell ... Chardonnay (as Rickylee Waipuka-Russell)
Haze Reweti ... Dallas
Maakariini Butler ... Murray
Rajvinder Eria ... Tane
Manihera Rangiuaia ... Kingi
Darcy Ray Flavell-Hudson ... Holden
... Aunty Gracey
Waihoroi Shortland ... Weirdo
... Chuppa
... Juju
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Storyline

It's 1984. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm with his gran, a goat, and his younger brother, Rocky (who thinks he has magic powers). Shortly after Gran leaves for a week, Boy's father, Alamein, appears out of the blue. Having imagined a heroic version of his father during his absence, Boy comes face to face with the real version-an incompetent hoodlum who has returned to find a bag of money he buried years before. This is where the goat enters. Written by Sundance Film Festival

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Opening Weekend USA:

$15,569, 23 March 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$255,179, 24 June 2012
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Boy was born in 1973. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene it shows a wrecking yard of cars, noticeable one of the cars is a white 1991 Ford Falcon EA station wagon, not available in 1984. See more »

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Kelly: Wow, real milk!
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The last shot after the credits is of Leaf, the goat, walking across a dance floor where the floor lights up as he walks on it. See more »

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Pass the Dutchie
Written by Benjamin Brown (as Brown), Leroy Sibbles (as Sibbles), Robert Lyn (as Lynn), Jackie Mittoo, Headley Bennett, Lyn, Lloyd Ferguson and Fitzroy Simpson (uncredited)
Campbell Connelly
Performed by Musical Youth
Courtesy of Universal Music
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This movie is a little Gem! Recommended.
12 April 2010 | by See all my reviews

This New Zealand made movie had me laughing and entertained right from the outset. In fact, within the first five minutes, there were more laughs than some comedy movies manage to achieve in their entirety.

The movie 'Boy' is proof that a good script, decent characters and plenty of laughs produces a better result than big budget movies with no originality and plenty of marketing.

Go and see this -- but only if you like decent movies, 1980 references, laughing and characters you'll care about; a blend of serious under-currents wrapped up in quirky NZ humor.

For New Zealand viewers, some of the scenes will seem so familiar; something you'll be able to relate to...but anyone can watch this.


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