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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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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

Kevin James liked the script so much he agreed to do the film for free. See more »

Goofs

When Pepper offers Hashimoto the soda pop, while the bottle is on the ground between them, Pepper's bicycle alternately appears and disappears next to him depending on the camera angle. 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

After the Earthquake
by Stephan Altman and Mark Foster
© 2015 Milan Records
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"Little boy. Believe the impossible"
1 April 2015 | by MarianaHuertaSee all my reviews

I was captivated by the acting, as well as the cinematography and special effects contained on this great production. I'm glad to see that the filmmakers and actors are bringing this kind of messages to the world through art reminding us that love is the force that brings us all together and that's the path to follow as humanity. I loved Eduardo Verástegui's performance by showing Little Boy the importance of faith. It made me think about how we must have the strength to defend the truth even when some people don't see it. It also made me remember that if we have the courage to go the right way and follow our goals or dreams, based on good intentions, God will give us what we need to get trough difficulties. Not only is it a very entertaining movie with a deep emotional content, but it is also an example of kindness and compassion, great job on bringing all together. The film made me cry, laugh and feel identified at some point with the characters. It takes you on an exciting emotional roller coaster with a beautiful message at the end that will take your breath away.


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