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God Don't Make the Laws (2011)

R | | Drama | 1 December 2011 (USA)
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(Also known as Frozen in time) The small town of Rockwell is mysteriously frozen in time after a bus accident, that is, until a boy with a sordid past comes to town and then the hands of time move forward.

Director:

David Sabbath

Writer:

David Sabbath
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ella Rae Peck ... Colbie Palmer
Lucas Salvagno ... Hawk Kodiak
Robert Prescott ... Eddie Palmer
Peter Vack ... Joey Larch
Jason Jay Crabtree ... Coach Harvey Cobb
Paul Sorvino ... Lewis
Bob Braswell Bob Braswell ... Johnny Stumbles
Chase Coleman ... Brett Armstrong
Jim Ford ... Ryan
Bruce Davison ... Bud Kelly
Tiffany Arnold ... Mayor
Alexis French Alexis French ... Betty Jean
Philip R. Garrett ... Diner Manager
Amber Mikesell Amber Mikesell ... Amanda
Ralph Scott Ralph Scott ... Dark Suit #1
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Storyline

The teenager Hawk Kodiak has just left a juvenile facility to live with the Eddie Palmer, who owns a diner in Rockwell. Hawk arrives in the small town by bus bringing a basketball, and befriends the local Joey Larch. Then he goes to the high school, where he meets Eddie's niece Colbie Palmer, who drives him home. He meets the outcast Johnny Stumbles, who is the only survivor of a bus accident with the local volleyball team that happened seventeen years ago. Soon Hawk discovers that time has stopped in Rockwell since the accident and people have not aged. However he decides to play basketball with Joey and Johnny and soon there are changes in town. Who is Hawk Kodiak? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frozen Moment See more »

Filming Locations:

Granville, Ohio, USA

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Budget:

$7,190,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Three Dog Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Hawk picks up Johnny Stumbles on his scooter, he gives Johnny the basketball to hold. As they go past the coffee shop and over the bridge, the ball is now in Hawk's paper bag. By the time they get to Johnny's house, the ball is nowhere to be seen. See more »

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Messing with the status quo
12 April 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

God don't make the laws is also called "Frozen moment" in some markets is a strange little indie movie from American first time feature director David Sabbath.

Hawk Kodiak gets out of correctional detention and off the bus in small town Rockwell where he is to get a job, under the supervision of a burger shop owner Eddie. A town where American football count, basketball doesn't. He doesn't fit in, walking around with an "illegal" basketball, and doesn't know the "social codes" The police chief in town is also the football coach, and the maker of the laws "around here", and threatens the newcomer, to make him go away. it seem's like time has been standing still. A young girl tells this story after being caught up by men in black suits after years trying to hold them on distance. This is the start of the film, which in more than one way is quite mystical.

A strange film it is. Some interesting moments, but also sometimes very clichéd. Acting is good from some, others aren't that up to it, but still there some talent both from the film maker as well as in some of the young actors. The "retard"is not always very believable. From time to time the dialog in the film is a bit lame.

Quite annoying choice of songs in the film score makes you think there is some religious twist to it, a fear that is without any hold. A couple of other cuts are great, and suits well. However, the whole time the amateurish acting ruins the film. The idea is not so bad, but the execution is not top notch. If you can see past this, a slow burning story, you might have an OK time watching the movie.


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