A Hispanic family find hope in their extraordinary son named Sailboat when a personal gesture awakens a global desire. Armed with a "little guitar", Sailboat leads an offbeat cast into the miraculous story of the greatest secret never told.

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Cameron Nugent

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Cameron Nugent
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Cast overview, first billed only:
J.K. Simmons ... Ernest
Keanu Wilson Keanu Wilson ... Peeti
Julian Atocani Sanchez Julian Atocani Sanchez ... Sailboat
Noel Gugliemi ... José (as Noel G)
Elizabeth De Razzo ... Meyo
Jake Busey ... Bing
Zeyah Pearson Zeyah Pearson ... Mandy
Addison Pearson Addison Pearson ... Tommy
Trevor Johnson Trevor Johnson ... Kid 1 - Skunk
Waylon James Yurcic Waylon James Yurcic ... Kid 2 - Tiger
Dara Werber-Raiter Dara Werber-Raiter ... Kid 3 - Boxer's Daughter
Sebastian Castello Sebastian Castello ... Kid 4 - Nevel
Tommy Pendleton Tommy Pendleton ... Kid 5 - Benji
Lila Knadler Lila Knadler ... Kid 6 - Cammy
Alexander Hardesty Alexander Hardesty ... Kid 7 - Alex
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Storyline

In a slanted dwelling beyond the outskirts of a drought-ridden town, a close Hispanic family accept an impossible blessing and name their only son Sailboat. Sailboat stirs new love and hope in his family who forge a simple but proud life in the deep South West of America, but one afternoon he brings home something more: a "little guitar". From this moment, Sailboat and his ukulele are inseparable, and when his gravely ill grandmother instructs him to write a song for her, Sailboat meanders through adversity to deliver the unimaginable - the greatest song ever written. Will the song breathe one final miracle, or reveal a hapless twist of fate that will return his family to a house held up by a "stick", a car without doors, an unchanging wardrobe, and a friend who can't blink? Written by Cameron Nugent

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sailboat | song | boy | mexican | See All (4) »

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A boy with the most unlikely name, does the most unlikely thing...

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Comedy | Drama | Family

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Cameron Nugent and his wife scouted possible locations for this film from their home in Australia by using Google Earth. See more »

Quotes

Tommy's Dad: Do you take cards?
Music Store Attendant: No... Well, yeah... Today. I do.
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A true gem
20 August 2018 | by papatazaSee all my reviews

It only happens not so often that you stumble upon a movie, book, song or any other (still obviously hidden?) gem so beautiful and fulfilling, still hidden and unknown that takes you and carries you to the sky of joy, happiness and positive emotions... We carry all what we need with us. A bedtime lifetime story. Movie full of beautiful photos and music, amazing characters, a fantasy that makes you feel better.. A true must see


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Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

6 May 2019 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boy Called Sailboat See more »

Filming Locations:

Silver City, New Mexico, USA See more »

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$23,725
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