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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

R | | Drama | 25 January 2013 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Director:

George Tillman Jr.
10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skylan Brooks ... Mister
Ethan Dizon ... Pete
Jennifer Hudson ... Mom Gloria
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Sergeant Pike
Jordin Sparks Thomas ... Alice (as Jordin Sparks)
Julito McCullum ... Dip Stick
Anthony Mackie ... Kris
Jeffrey Wright ... Henry
Kenneth Maharaj ... Store Owner (as Ken Maharaj)
Nikkieli DeMone Nikkieli DeMone ... Officer Redd
Joseph Adams ... Mr. Carey
Kate Buddeke Kate Buddeke ... Neighbor Lady
Joey Auzenne ... Officer Duckworth
Adriane Lenox ... Group Home Lady
Kate Geller ... Assistant
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Storyline

A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

new york city | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Only the strong Rise Above.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jacob Sullivan was once attached to direct, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Quotes

Mom Gloria: You think getting a job is going to save us? Nobody's gonna help us. They never have. They never will.
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Connections

Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.153 (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Play the Guitar
Written by André Benjamin (as Andrew Benjamin), Jerome Chambliss, Kasseem, Dean, Drake (as Aubrey Drake Graham), Clifford Harris, Aubrey Johnson, Bo Diddley (as Ellas McDaniel), Salaam Remi, Matthew Samuels, Noah Shebib, Bobby Simmons, Henry Zant, Fernando Leite
Performed by B.o.B. (feat. André Benjamin)
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precious meets slumdog millionaire
3 October 2013 | by sampxmillerSee all my reviews

I loved this movie! the acting was amazing, it was beautifully written and directed and the soundtrack is amazing. definitely one of my favorites this year. I loved that it is a contemporary story about what it must be like to be hungry in America and living on the edge of poverty but it is never heavy handed or melodramatic. there have been a ton of really good African American films released this year but this is the only one which is based in the here and the now versus a history lesson of one sort or another. It is also unique in that it is from a kid's perspective which is innocent and less bleak than an adult's. Also there is a great new song from Alicia keys at the end of the movie which has never been released.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$254,279, 13 October 2013

Gross USA:

$494,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$506,303
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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