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King Jack (2015)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama | 10 June 2016 (USA)
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An underprivileged teenager bonds with his young cousin while facing off against a vicious bully.


Felix Thompson


Felix Thompson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Plummer ... Jack
Cory Nichols ... Ben
Christian Madsen ... Tom
Danny Flaherty ... Shane
Erin Davie ... Karen
Yainis Ynoa ... Harriet
Scarlet Lizbeth Scarlet Lizbeth ... Robyn
Chloë Levine ... Holly (as Chloe Levine)
Melvin Mogoli ... Beavan
Francis Piscopo Francis Piscopo ... Eric
Elijah Richardson ... Malcom
Tony Divitto Tony Divitto ... Howard
Robert Nadig Robert Nadig ... Mr. Bodenheimer
Meeko Meeko ... Ray (as Meeko Gattuso)
Keith Leonard ... Police Officer
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Trapped in a violent feud with a cruel older bully and facing another bout of summer school, Jack's got all the problems he can handle. So when Jack's aunt falls ill and his runty younger cousin must stay with him for the weekend the last thing Jack wants to do is look after him. Unfortunately no one really cares what Jack wants.

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Adventure | Drama


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Filmed entirely in the Hudson Valley See more »


[Karen is pushing Jack to talk to Ben]
Jack: Sorry, your mom went crazy.
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Crazy Credits

This film was supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Creative Producing Fellowship with additional support from the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program Fund See more »


Written by Josh Epstein, Daniel Neal Zott
Performed by JR JR (as Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.)
Published by DNZ Music, Johnny Panic Music c/o Downtown Music Publishing
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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One Trick Pony or ... NOT?
25 September 2016 | by bboyminnSee all my reviews

This movie features the kid (Charlie Plummer) from "Granite Flats" (TV Series), where he did a brilliant job as a nerdy very polite kid. - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2624370/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6

But, as fantastic as he was in Granite Flats, I couldn't help but wonder if this kid was a One Trick Pony. That is, is the nerdy kid all he can play.

After watching "King Jack", I can assure you this kid is NO One Trick Pony. His performance in King Jack was brilliant. I expect very good things from him in the future.

The movie itself, which I found very enjoyable, was short of perfect. But I would highly recommend it to anyone who loves Indie Film.

A dark story about a kid trapped in poverty, in a less than desirable neighborhood, with a family which I will generously describe as dysfunction, and his struggle to simply endure.

Charlie Plummer is an actor to keep an eye on as I expect very good things for him in the future.

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Hudson Valley, New York, USA


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