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Tinker' (2017)

TV-PG | | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi | 19 March 2019 (USA)
A hermit farmer discovers his late father's secret journal containing plans to a magnetic powered machine that could change the world, while unexpectedly becoming custodian of his gifted 6 year old nephew, after his mom's untimely death.


Sonny Marler


Tom Bhramayana (Screenplay), Stephen T. Hoover (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
16 wins & 25 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Clayne Crawford ... Grady Lee Jr.
Christian Kane ... Boudreaux
Wilmer Calderon ... Manna
Colt Crawford ... Kai
Randy Tumbleweed Smith ... Randy (as Randy Smith)
Wendy Baron ... Mary Ann
Caitlin Smith Caitlin Smith ... KC
Lennie Crawford Lennie Crawford ... Jeannie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
P.M.H. Atwater P.M.H. Atwater ... Meeko Gibson
Chalet Lizette Brannan ... Abby
Keefe Callaway Keefe Callaway ... Cal
Cassidy Curles Cassidy Curles ... Funeral Attendee
Larry Fleming Larry Fleming ... Party Guest
Loyd Ford Loyd Ford ... Radio Host
Austin Ryan Hays Austin Ryan Hays ... Help Group Attendee


Grady Lee Jr. is a struggling reclusive farmer who has never wanted to be married or have children. He lost his mom when he was a young boy and by the time he was 13, his father and step-mom died in a car wreck separating him from his stepsister, Marry Ann. Randy, his father's best friend, took Grady in and raised him as his own and kept the family farm sustained. One day, Grady discovers his late father's hidden journal That contained secrets of Nikola Tesla. The journal contains the plans to a machine that works off of electro-magnetism, called Jack. Grady believes it could increase productivity by drastically reducing the time it takes a plant to grow. This could be the answer to saving his farm and helping the county, when in fact this could change the world. With the help of his friend, Boudreaux, they begin to work on the device. Boudreaux, of Native American decent, can sense a change is coming for Grady's. After a call from an attorney, Grady finds himself a beneficiary to his... Written by Tom Bhramayana

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Drama | Family | Sci-Fi


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In the scene where Grady is driving Kai to the salvage yard, young Kai is NOT buckled up. The light flashing on the dash in the Toyota Tundra flashing is for the Passenger Airbag light for that model of Toyota Tundra. See more »

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8 December 2018 | by uberdonkey6See all my reviews

It was difficult getting through this film. Not one of the characters seemed human. Lots of ideas which don't really fit together. A very disjointed film in that quirks of each character are revealed, but it all seems meaningless. There is no suspense, apart from.just waiting for the end of the film. Many scenes are drawn out. The men are all unecessarily quiet or grumpy. When the kid asks 'where are we going' I felt exactly the same way about the film. It seems like the director started filming without a script, and then just made it up as he went along, but never really coming up with a consistent thread or story. "You look to the stars? I look to the stars. Some say fools look to the stars. You're not wrong. Four sides, four different winds. Energy comes from all around you and is drawn to the earth"

If that type of dialogue is gripping for you, as well as other unrelated and disjointed hippy pseudoscience, then maybe you'll like this film. My guess is most audiences are more sophisticated. Well, anyway; overall a film with little emotion, little engagement with the characters and a meandering 'plot' (using the word plot loosely).

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19 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Clay, Alabama, USA See more »

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