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A Boy Called Sailboat (2018)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Family | 6 May 2019 (UK)
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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

Credited cast:
Jake Busey ... Bing
J.K. Simmons ... Ernest
Noel Gugliemi ... José
Lew Temple ... DJ
Bernard Curry ... Referee
Elizabeth De Razzo ... Meyo
Nick Farnell ... Music Store Attendant
Julian Atocani Sanchez Julian Atocani Sanchez ... Sailboat
Patricia Kalis ... Peggy
Addam Bramich Addam Bramich ... Pat
Steve Townley ... Coach
Keanu Wilson Keanu Wilson ... Peeti
Jamille James ... Pregnant Woman (as Jamille Rivera)
Miranda Skerman ... Female DJ
Jessiqa Pace Jessiqa Pace ... Office Worker
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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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Official site | Website

Country:

USA | Australia

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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Color

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2.4 : 1
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Trivia

Cameron Nugent and his wife scouted possible locations for this film from their home in Australia by using Google Earth. See more »

Quotes

José: They say you're very sick.
Abuela: [In Spanish] I am from Tijuana. Sick does not concern me.
José: But they are doctors.
Abuela: Doctors who buy big houses and new wives from saying people are sick!
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A simple yet profound story of a boy and his guitar
6 July 2019 | by PinkPuffinSee all my reviews

It's very hard to sum up this film as it's so unusual. If you like Holywood blockbusters then this is not the film for you. It is very slow, but so beautifully shot, and well acted that you are totally engrossed by it's magic, charm and quirkiness. A young boy finds a guitar, and sings and plays the most beautiful song ever written. Everyone who hears it is deeply moved and it brings happiness and peace to everyone. There are subtle comedic scenes all the way through, and the landscape of New Mexico is stunningly shot in all it's raw, stark beauty.


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