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A Better Place (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy | 25 October 2016 (USA)
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A shy and underdeveloped young man with uncanny powers learns how to cope with life in a small corrupt town.

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Dennis Ho

Writers:

K.R. Bass (screenplay), Dennis Ho (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Todt Stephen Todt ... Jeremy
Perry Thomas Perry Thomas ... Sheriff Bower
Mary Ann Raemisch ... Jess
Max Aria ... Ned Bower
Joshua Lee Young ... Beach
Tonya Kay ... Sheila Cummings
Hunter McClamrock Hunter McClamrock ... Rev. Hicks
Kassi Crews ... June
Austin James Wolff ... Trevor
Claudia Zevallos ... Mirabella
Garrett Wareing ... Young Jeremy
Maria Olsen ... Rita
William Knight ... Sam Abram
Don Yanan ... Harris Goodman
Rossi Anthony-Ben Gaona Rossi Anthony-Ben Gaona ... Mirabella's Son
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Jeremy Rollins is a young man with a very strange affliction. He has the uncanny and uncontrollable ability to deflect any physical attack and its associated pain and injury to the attacker's closest relationship. Born with this condition, Jeremy's mother had the foresight to home school him and limit his contact to the outside world. She feared that if he were ever discovered, men in white coats would conscript and subject him to unspeakable experiments. This upbringing makes him awkward and childlike, and upon the unexpected passing of his mother, Jeremy is forced to confront a corrupt town and face the realities of a harsh society and the cruelties of its people. He encounters a variety of unsavory town folk - a dominating bully who is the sheriff's son, the sheriff who is in the pocket of a corrupt banker, a gold-digging temptress and a reverend who has lost his way. But a local waitress, Jess, who sees something very special in Jeremy, befriends him. Through a series of physical ...

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His pain is your punishment.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boomerang See more »

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2.35 : 1
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Entire film shot in 15 days. See more »

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Jess' Song
End Credits
Music and Lyrics by Dennis Ho
Performed by Joe Pizzulo & Mary Ann Raemisch with Mick Sweda
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A small town boy with a strange gift
25 February 2017 | by tomassharkSee all my reviews

I really don't know why so many people dislike this movie. It was perfectly acted and the actors where great for their roles. This movie exploits all bad behavior people do on basic and some more. The corruption and the things that we are willing to sacrifice to help others who don't deserve it for better off all. This movie even if its a wishful dream, is done nicely and touch u deep inside. I recommend to people who have at least some good in them to watch this. Its B movie, but a good one. Low budget used spot on.


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