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Becoming Redwood (2012)

R | | Drama | 28 May 2013 (USA)
Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

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Jesse James Miller
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryan Grantham ... Redwood
Jennifer Copping ... Jade
Chad Willett ... Ethan
Derek Hamilton ... Arnold
Scott Hylands ... Earl
Viv Leacock ... Ruben
Darcy Laurie ... Jonno
Tyler Johnston ... Josh
Joshua J. Ballard Joshua J. Ballard ... Todd
Clive Holloway ... Scoreboard Boy
Jason Bryden ... Charlie Renfrew
Peter Flemming Peter Flemming ... Scott Melnachuk
Brent Stait ... Border Guard
Joely Collins ... Social Worker
Melody B. Choi ... Ruby
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Redwood Forrest Hanson dreams that if he can beat Jack Nicklaus at the 1975 Masters of golf, he'll reunite his parents forever.

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Drama

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Rated R for some drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

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English

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28 May 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Redwood diadala See more »

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Budget:

$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Storylab Productions See more »
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Flute Concerto No.2, 1st Movement
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performed by the RFCM Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Keith J. Salmon (as Mr. Keith J. Salmon)
Used Courtesy of Project Mgmt (Borders) Ltd & Lynne Publishing
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Something Went Wrong
11 March 2014 | by ilania_aSee all my reviews

Jesse James Miller wrote, directed, and edited this film. I don't know which part he did worse – but obviously the editing failed, and all together it seems that some writers should leave the directing to other people.

Ryan Grantham played the part of Redwood quite well – however, something went wrong – the chase after Jack Nichols game of golf became a haunting abnormality rather than a boy's way to dream. The whole cast was lack-luster; there was a general lack of charisma or stage presence. Derek Hamilton who played Arnold had the only part that was not fuzzy and was well cast. The film was wrapped in so much doom and gloom, yet did not extract any tears or feelings of empathy. The story had no clear message or direction. Living outside the law, dysfunctional family life…and suddenly everybody drives off to a brighter future. It simply did not cut the mustard.


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