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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.

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George Tillman Jr.
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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.

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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

Skylan Brooks and Jennifer Hudson both appeared in the TV show Empire. 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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Featured in Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.153 (2013) See more »

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Raji La Bladi
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The story of two neglected, young boys trying to survive on their own in the harsh
11 October 2013 | by tilona-mooreSee all my reviews

This movie is all around amazing! (Acting was phenomenal!) It's so moving and so gut wrenchingly realistic, it's mind blowing. It pulls so many emotions from you at once, it will leave you breathless. I would recommend this film to anyone regardless of race or class because this story transcends all those lines. I especially recommend it for teachers, parents, and those children who are mature enough to handle the subject matter because this is something that should be discussed with the younger generation.

I saw this movie at a private screening and we had a Q&A afterwards. It was very interesting to hear people's opinion (some of whom were from similar backgrounds as the two boys ) and see how it affected the entire audience was.


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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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