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A Boy Called Sailboat (2018)

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.


Cameron Nugent


Cameron Nugent
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Credited cast:
J.K. Simmons ... Ernest
Jake Busey ... Bing
Noel Gugliemi ... José
Lew Temple ... DJ
Bernard Curry ... Referee
Elizabeth De Razzo ... Meyo
Nick Farnell ... Music Store Attendant
Miranda Skerman ... Female DJ
Jessiqa Pace Jessiqa Pace ... Office Worker
Addam Bramich ... Pat
Jamille James ... Pregnant Woman (as Jamille Rivera)
Julian Atocani Sanchez Julian Atocani Sanchez ... Sailboat
Patricia Kalis ... Peggy
Levi Leyba ... Uncle Eduardo
Jamal Doman Jamal Doman ... Huss


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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Plot Keywords:

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


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


Comedy | Drama | Family



Official Sites:

Official site | Website


USA | Australia


English | Spanish

Release Date:

29 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Boy Called Sailboat See more »

Filming Locations:

Silver City, New Mexico, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.4 : 1
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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 »

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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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