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Jamesy Boy (2014)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 3 January 2014 (USA)
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A young gang member turns his life around in prison, thanks to the friendship he forms with a convicted murderer who becomes his mentor.

Director:

Trevor White

Writers:

Lane Shadgett (screenplay), Trevor White (screenplay)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Spencer Rocco Lofranco ... James Burns (as Spencer Lofranco)
Mary-Louise Parker ... Tracy
Ving Rhames ... Conrad
James Woods ... Lt. Mark Falton
Taissa Farmiga ... Sarah
Rosa Salazar ... Crystal
Michael Trotter ... Roc
Ben Rosenfield ... Chris
Taboo ... Guillermo (as Jimmy 'Taboo' Gomez)
Aaron Opara Aaron Opara ... Manny
Keon Clayton Keon Clayton ... Drew
R. Emery Bright ... Correction Officer #1 (as Emery Bright)
Ken Arnold ... Correction Officer #2
Joe Ordaz ... Correction Officer #3
Kellyn Rogers Kellyn Rogers ... Holly Burns
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Storyline

The true story of James Burns who, as a teenager goes from the suburban street gangs of Denver to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In this unlikely setting, will James emerge with hope and a brighter future? Written by Anonymous

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Stay up. Never down.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The second time Taissa Farmiga and Spencer Rocco Lofranco have worked together, having previously co-starred in At Middleton (2013). However, this film was shot first. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, there is a summary of what James has achieved since the movie time-line finished but there's a glaring spelling mistake and quite ironic in the context of the sentence: "He (James) studied writing and poetry at Borough of Manhattan Community College and hopes to continue his highter [sic] education" See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Conrad: [pinning James to the ground] We get a hundred little shits like you transferred from Youth Corrections every year. Now, you got two problems. One, you done all your time so far with kids instead of real cons, so you think you're tougher than you actually are. Two, the guards at the YOS still think they can put Humpty back together, which makes 'em soft. Means you're used to gettin' away with shit. Here, you throw an elbow at another inmate, we got a problem. You understand that?
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Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Holdin' On
Performed by Citizen Cope
Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Courtesy of Dreamworks SKG/Universal
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Sensitively done
18 August 2014 | by bobshankjr-2See all my reviews

In spite of some of the violence (not too graphically displayed in most scenes), the film was well-and-sensitively done: realistic, well- considered, edited and displayed. Although I'm not a fan of that specific genre of music, it was well-chosen for the film (nice 'trailer song'). I'm recommending it because I believe the producers and directors had a genuinely-interesting story to tell. They chose good actors, researched the history, and made action and sensitive moments believable. The time-line was a little tough to follow at first, but you eventually catch up with that. They did it well. ~Bob Shank, Tucson AZ


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jamesy Boy See more »

Filming Locations:

Maryland, USA

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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