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Little Boy (2015)

PG-13 | | Drama, History, War | 24 April 2015 (USA)
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An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jakob Salvati ... Pepper Flynt Busbee / Little Boy
Emily Watson ... Emma Busbee
David Henrie ... London Busbee
Michael Rapaport ... James Busbee
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Hashimoto
Tom Wilkinson ... Fr. Oliver
Ben Chaplin ... Ben Eagle
Ted Levine ... Sam
Kevin James ... Dr. Fox
Ali Landry Monteverde ... Ava (as Ali Landry)
Abraham Benrubi ... Teacup
Eduardo Verástegui ... Fr. Crispin
Aaron Leddick ... Red Cross Soldier
Americus Abesamis Americus Abesamis ... Giant Tokyo Joe
Andy Geller Andy Geller ... Dr. Foley (as Andrew Geller)
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Storyline

Little Pepper Busbee (Jakob Salvati) enjoys an idyllic life in an American small town, but his world is shattered when his beloved father (Michael Rapaport) is sent off to fight in World War II. But a chance encounter with a stage magician (Ben Chaplin) awakens his dormant abilities and clues him into the power of faith. Now his devotion to his father will extend past time and space and into the realm of miracles..

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Believe the impossible

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material and violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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Country:

Mexico | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gran pequeño See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,750,356, 26 April 2015, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,420,319, 7 June 2015
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The earthquake in the movie really happened in real life in Los Angeles three months before the bomb detonation in Hiroshima. See more »

Goofs

After saying goodbye to his family, James Busbee breaks the handle of his suitcase, in the next scene while getting up the suitcase handle is still intact. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ben Eagle Narrator: [narrating] This is O'Hare, California. Back then it was nothing more than a sleepy fishing village, with a hill at the end of Main Street. Like you see in postcards. My story takes place on the home front, in the midst of World War II. That's me, the little fella.
Photographer: [motioning to the youngest]
Little Boy: Closer?
Freddy Fox: [ribbing him] Stop causing trouble, you midget.
Ben Eagle Narrator: Nobody in that town liked me much.
Photographer: One, two, three.
[flash]
Ben Eagle Narrator: I was eight years old. But the story really starts the day I met my dad. My only...
[...]
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Connections

Remade as Tubelight (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Boy Moves The Bottle
by Stephan Altman and Mark Foster
© 2015 Milan Records
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Profoundly Moving
24 April 2015 | by inhisgripmcSee all my reviews

Little Boy is a poignant movie which gripped me from beginning to end as I followed this child's journey to bring his father home from the war. He displays a faith and determination only a child can have and what makes it believable is that the movie does a great job in establishing the little boy's love for his father, who is his best friend, as his driving force. Jakob Salvati, who plays the little boy, Pepper, delivers a brilliant performance. The movie dealt with issues relevant to the time in a sensitive yet satisfying manner. It made me laugh, cry, and challenged me. With Hollywood delivering so many unsatisfying movies, this is a must see. I have already viewed this twice and will likely see it again. Don't miss this heartwarming story.


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