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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 ... Ava
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

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.

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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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Kevin James met Eduardo Verástegui during the filming of this movie. The two got along so well that James wrote a character in Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) specifically for Verástegui. See more »

Goofs

The Army bus that takes James Busbee away to boot camp is a Crown Coach Co. bus built in the mid 1970s. 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

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Little Boy (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Funeral
by Stephan Altman and Mark Foster
© 2015 Milan Records
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Excellent well filmed and acted inspirational movie
25 April 2015 | by PatrickSee all my reviews

Finally a movie that you can take the kids to where both the parents and children love,love,love the film. This is a well filmed beautifully acting movie with a message that can change our world for good.It will make you laugh, cry, applaud, be inspired, dream, pray, and feel good about life after viewing it. The little boy does an incredible job acting along with the rest of the cast. David Henrie definitely has a movie acting career in his future after an award winning performance. It was refreshing to see Kevin James in a different more serious role even though he still had the audience laughing! This is how movies should be made for families and anyone else wanting a clean, uplifting film that everyone from all ages can enjoy! This is one movie you don't want to miss especially while it is in theaters as the sound effects and tract are amazing as well!


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