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I Declare War (2012)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 6 June 2014 (UK)
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Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix.

Directors:

Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson (co-director)

Writer:

Jason Lapeyre
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Siam Yu ... Paul Kwon
Gage Munroe ... P.K. Sullivan
Michael Friend ... Jamie Skinner
Aidan Gouveia ... Quinn Wilson
Mackenzie Munro ... Jessica Dobrzanski
Alex Cardillo ... Roy Frost
Dyson Fyke Dyson Fyke ... Trevor Sikorski
Spencer Howes Spencer Howes ... Albert Washington aka Joker
Andy Reid ... Wesley Bishop
Kolton Stewart ... Caleb
Richard Nguyen Richard Nguyen ... Kevin
Eric Hanson ... Kenney
Alex Wall Alex Wall ... Scott
Houston Houston ... Shadow
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Mölleken ... Skinner (voice)
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Storyline

Armed with nothing more than twigs, their imaginations and a simple set of rules, a group of 12-year-olds engaged in a lively game of Capture the Flag in the neighborhood woods start dangerously blurring the lines between make-believe and reality. Paint-filled balloons = Grenades. Trees = Control towers. Sticks = Sub-machine guns. The youthful innocence of the game gradually takes on a different tone as the quest for victory pushes the boundaries of friendship. The would-be warriors get a searing glimpse of humanity's dark side as their combat scenario takes them beyond the rules of the game and into an adventure where fantasy combat clashes with the real world. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

We shall pay any price, bear any burden, oppose any foe, to never surrender our flag. See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 2014 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Я объявляю войну See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,793, 1 September 2013, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,928, 4 October 2013
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Samaritan Entertainment See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Wesley Bishop: [he explains to Joker how he got his nickname] Actually, I'm an Altar Boy at St Andrews.
Albert Washington aka Joker: Oh. Ever been buggered?
Wesley Bishop: No, it's an Anglican church.
Albert Washington aka Joker: So, what's the deal with God, Altar Boy?
Wesley Bishop: What do you mean?
Albert Washington aka Joker: What's so great about God?
Wesley Bishop: God is Love.
Albert Washington aka Joker: What the hell does that mean?
Wesley Bishop: God loves you all the time, no matter what.
Albert Washington aka Joker: So?
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Great film about childhood and friendship
8 April 2013 | by Micha HilliardSee all my reviews

Caught a screening of "I Declare War" at CIFF. What a tremendous film! It really captured what it felt like to have a best friend during childhood (the sense of loyalty and exclusiveness). Those were the most intense relationships of my life, especially when they came to an end. I thought the casting was just right and the performances outstanding (some of the best child acting I've seen, the characters of PK and Skinner were particularly memorable). "I Declare War" also struck a great balance between lighthearted and more serious content. I was glad to see that the narrative did not descend into savagery (in the manner of "Lord of the Flies"). The humor added much. I absolutely loved the imaginary dialogue scenes between Jess and Quinn. All in all, the script was very tight and well thought out. Keep a look out for its theatrical release!


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