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Three teenage friends, in the ultimate act of independence, decide to spend their summer building a house in the woods and living off the land.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe
... Patrick
... Biaggio
... Frank
... Kelly
... Mr. Larson
William Sonnie ... Track Suit
... Paul
Cristoffer Carter ... Construction Kid
... Mrs. Keenan
Priscilla Kaczuk ... Grandma Keenan
... Mr. Keenan
... Heather
... Colin
... Carol
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Joe Toy, on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by his single father, Frank's attempts to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick, and a strange kid named Biaggio. He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods. Written by A.J. Porter

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Rated R for language and some teen drinking | See all certifications »

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23 August 2013 (UK)  »

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$58,962, 2 June 2013, Limited Release

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$1,290,312, 21 July 2013
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The screenplay was originally titled Toy's House. See more »

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While Joe, Biaggio, Patrick and Kelly are playing Monopoly and arguing in a wood house, Joe and Biaggio's cigars change from lit to unlit between shots. See more »

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Biaggio: I don't really see myself as having a gender.
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After the credits there is a scene showing Biaggio back in the woods. See more »

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References Hancock (2008) See more »

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Cowboy Song
Written by Brian Downey and Phil Lynott
Performed by Thin Lizzy
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A must see for young teens & parents. The kid that plays Biaggio really steals the movie and is so much fun to watch. I say A
23 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

"We do swear, under pain of friendship lost, to never speak of this enterprise to any adults; to never betray its location or its participants." Joe (Robinson) and Patrick (Basso) both hate their lives at home. Living with over bearing parents are making them crazy and when they are pushed too far they decide to move out. The find a place in the middle of the woods and build their own house. The two of them along with a young boy who they are afraid to tell to go away start off on a experience that effects each one differently. This is an example of a movie where the trailer doesn't do the movie justice. This is an excellent and must see movie for all teenagers for a few reasons. One is because it shows that their parents aren't as bad as they seem compared to these. I could go on and on about this but the best way to describe this is a Stand By Me for a new generation. This is is movie that just needs to be seen rather then read about. Also the kid that plays Biaggio really steals the movie and is so much fun to watch. Overall, a must see for young teens and parents. I highly recommend. I easily give it an A.


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