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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)

R | | Drama | 11 March 2006 (USA)
St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The... See full summary »

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Ido Mizrahy

Writers:

Aaron Louis (novel) (as T.A. Lewis), Aaron Louis (screenplay) (as Aaron Louis Tordini)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cooper Musgrove ... Tommy Wheeler
Peter Gerety ... Ump
Laila Robins ... Miss Millie
Daniel von Bargen ... George Burgess
Jason Antoon ... Bobby Mecklem
Yul Vazquez ... Juan Lopez
Antony Del Rio ... Tony Mazziati
Gail Borges ... Mazziati Mother
Dorothy McKinnon Dorothy McKinnon ... Mazziati Grandmother
Larry Melfi Larry Melfi ... Mazziati Father
Michael Marinaccio ... Mazziati Brother
Ryan Parker ... Bear Hadley
Deborah Kara Unger ... Connie Mae Wheeler
Ray McKinnon ... Tom Wheeler Sr.
Tom Stearns ... Old Salt
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St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops into a struggle in which his life, both internal and corporeal, hangs in the balance. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Rated R for language and some sexual content
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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das Feuerwerk meines Lebens See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Dark and beautifully shot indie- 1 of my favorites at the Connecticut Film Festival
12 October 2006 | by film-flamSee all my reviews

An extremely dark narrative about a young boy & his strange relationship with his mum (Deborah Kara Unger) who operates a sexy lingerie shop in a conservative southern township that clearly doesn't want her. (It doesn't help her situation that she models the nighties she sells in the windows storefront) Everything is tricky from the start for the young boy. He's bullied continuously & is frozen blank with fear of all that surrounds him. (Including the sickening memories of his estranged & deranged father the part played expertly by Ray McKinnon) The complications for the boy & his mother aren't simply resolved, & so the future of these characters isn't clear. The ending is enjoyably ambiguous & because of its general strangeness it will earn its spot in the genre of the cult film.


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