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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

Official Sites:

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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

Gross USA:

$6,485,961

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$17,572,289
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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

When the mother is on the front porch reading the paper, the headline states that the Allied Leaders were meeting in "Postdam." The city hosting the meeting was "Potsdam." 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

References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

I Like a Uniformed Soldier
by 'Stephen Edwards (I)' (ASCAP)
Published by Source in Sync Music (ASCAP)
Music Provided by AKM Productions, Inc.
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Life Changing Messages of LITTLE BOY
25 April 2015 | by heaven_rdSee all my reviews

It is difficult to express in words the absolute beauty of this film.This movie truly grips your soul as you experience with Little Boy the meaning of relentless, mountain moving faith, the courage to face one's fears, the ugliness of bullying and racism, the power and beauty of forgiveness, and the great hardships that war brings to families. This movie had me crying one moment and laughing the next, but most of all, its impact has remained with me long after I left the theater!It has truly inspired me to never give up and to keep believing when there is no evidence to encourage me to do so. As a middle school teacher, I was blessed with the opportunity to take all of our students to see this film. It was incredible to watch the student's reactions to the film! They were cheering, laughing, and crying all throughout just as I was! Their comments after give tribute to this movie's life changing messages! I have several "little boys" who are often picked on for their "fun size" (a name they have given for their short stature), and the common reflection for each of them was "Little people can do great things." and "Size doesn't keep you from greatness"! I am truly praising Jesus for this powerful, inspirational, film that has already blessed me, my family, and my students beyond measure! God bless you for making such a beautiful film!


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