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Tinker' (2018)

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.

Director:

Sonny Marler

Writers:

Tom Bhramayana (Screenplay), Stephen T. Hoover (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Clayne Crawford ... Grady Lee Jr.
Christian Kane ... Boudreaux
Wilmer Calderon ... Manna
Colt Crawford ... Kai
Randy Smith ... Randy
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 ... Party Guest
Austin Ryan Hays Austin Ryan Hays ... Help Group Attendee
Evan Hill Evan Hill ... Birthday Party Guest
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Clay, Alabama, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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In spite of all his success as a writer and producer, Tom Bhramayana still owns and drives a black 1993 Dodge Dakota pick up? The 5.2 liter .318 V8 that came in the truck has been modified and rebuilt with great results. Tom also added stereo as well. It has a Pioneer Premier P1 CD player and he may be the only person on the planet that knows how to operate it properly. See more »

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Slow and steady with a satisfying ending
10 November 2017 | by CharityOwensbySee all my reviews

First I would like to preface this with the fact that I watched this movie solely because Christian Kane is in it, but I went in with an open mind and no expectations.

Christian, of course, was excellent in the role of Boudreux, Grady's handy but mostly quiet best friend. Though the part was small Christian easily conveyed the intensity and dedication of the character in his relationship with Grady.

Clayne Crawford turned in a remarkable performance as Grady Lee Jr. Quiet, withdrawn, quite possibly a bit autistic, and utterly brilliant. This is a very different type if role for Crawford, and to say he nailed it is an understatement.

The true standout of this film is certainly Colt Crawford, son of Clayne, making his acting debut as Grady's nephew Kai. The characters of Grady and Kai are so intricately interwoven that they are nearly the same character in many ways. I'm sure that their real life relationship made it less difficult, the performance was so seamless that it is a true testament to Colt's natural acting talent.

The story itself I found to be an easily digestible level of an extremely complex concept. While it is true that there are in-depth questions that I would've enjoyed seeing explained, I believe that Sonny & Tom made the right choice in keeping the overall story a bit more simplified thus making the film enjoyable for the whole family. Each character has their own journey to travel, and they have the chance to get where they're going by the end of the film. I was also impressed by the film's ability to deal with conflicting subjects and ideals; science, science fiction, agnostic, Christian all without belittling the value of each.

Overall this is a solid film that I believe would be an enjoyable watch for virtually everyone.


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