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The Dynamiter (2011)

PG | | Drama | 2011 (USA)
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All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the ... See full summary »

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Matthew Gordon

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Matthew Gordon (story), Brad Ingelsby (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Ruffin William Ruffin ... Robbie Hendrick (as William Patrick Ruffin)
John Alex Nunnery John Alex Nunnery ... Fess Hendrick
Patrick Rutherford Patrick Rutherford ... Lucas Hendrick
Ciara McMillian Ciara McMillian ... Mamie
Lane Rodgers Lane Rodgers ... Principal Curtis
Joyce Baldwin Joyce Baldwin ... Gimmel
Debra Toth Debra Toth ... Mother (in photo)
Braxton Gordon Braxton Gordon ... Timmy Feller
Caleb Chambers Caleb Chambers ... Lard Ass Gagne
Casey Brown Casey Brown ... Willie Buck
Ron Brown Ron Brown ... Willie's Aide
Zach Warren Zach Warren ... Lickspittle 1
Maddux Manning Maddux Manning ... Lickspittle 2
Daniel Smith Daniel Smith ... Lickspittle 3
Kyle Manning Kyle Manning ... Lickspittle 4
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All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet as another Mississippi summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep days and nights pass without her return and with older brother Lucas dangerously in their lives again, Robbie must face the fact that his dream of a family may only be a dream and he might just lose the only family he's ever had: Fess. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summertime See more »

Filming Locations:

Glen Allan, Mississippi, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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an excellent little indie film
14 April 2014 | by ethanoelSee all my reviews

i think mic from canada took almost all the words out of my mouth and my review but i must still highly recommend this movie, it is an excellent piece of independent film making. the main character, a 14-year-old boy, is very convincing and william patrick ruffin has real acting potential. he gives us a sensitive performance of a troubled emotionally lost young man. basically robbie is a good decent boy who tries to cope with a hard life and who tries to act as an adult and a parent to his kid brother though he is still himself a child who would like to play and enjoy his summer holiday if things would be otherwise. but he simply cannot do same things other teenagers do because his mother has gone somewhere leaving him and his little brother with their grandmother who is of little help to robbie. so the boys must take care of themselves. a no-good older brother complicates their life and robbie must do a difficult decision.

like mic says this is not a perfect film but i can still recommend it with all my heart. the film is just a little over hour long but it rewards the viewer. i honestly think so and thats why i stand behind my recommendation...


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