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My Brother (2006)

PG-13 | | Drama | 16 March 2007 (USA)
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"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

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Anthony Lover

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Anthony Lover
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vanessa Williams ... L'Tisha Morton
Tatum O'Neal ... Erica Walters
Nashawn Kearse ... Isaiah Morton
Christopher Scott ... James Morton
Rodney Henry Rodney Henry ... Young Isaiah Morton (as Rodney Henry Jr.)
Donovan Jennings Donovan Jennings ... Young James Morton
Fredro Starr ... Pharaoh
Talent Harris ... Joey - Comedy Store (as MC 'Talent' James Harris)
Eric Michael Gillett ... Adoption Administrator
Michael Luggio Michael Luggio ... Mr. Vincent
Brian Delate ... Mr. Roland
Basil Pologianis ... Amir
Nasser Metcalfe Nasser Metcalfe ... Fazul
Danny Johnson ... Reverend Franklin
Roger Shamas Roger Shamas ... Rasime
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Storyline

"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of tuberculosis, she desperately tries to get her two boys, eight and eleven at the time, adopted together. Finding that only Isaiah can be adopted. L'Tisha makes the only choice she feels she can make; creating an unbreakable bond of love between the boys, and hoping that bond will get them through life. Her prayers are answered as the boys overcome impossible odds on their way to adulthood, staying as close as ever as young men dealing with life's obstacles. Written by Lowkeyelv

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Taglines:

Two Brothers, One Soul

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, some disturbing images and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,613, 18 March 2007

Gross USA:

$65,797

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$235,177
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Trivia

Paul Newman helped Dexter Darden get his start in the film industry, making this his debut film. Paul Newman first met Dexter Darden at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp in Ashford CT. Dexter was a camper at The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp, a camp that Paul Newman created. The Hole In The Wall Gang Camp is a camp for kids with life threatening diseases. See more »

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Featured in Two Special Brothers (2006) See more »

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Keep It Movin'
Performed by Mr. Cheeks
Courtesy of Contango Records
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Cinematography rocks!
15 March 2007 | by brodykane-3See all my reviews

This movie looks beautiful. The cinematography in this movie is stunning. For an independent film to look far and above the caliber of most studio films in a testament to the raw talent of the DP. I saw this film after sitting through a long day of independent movies. Some good, some bad, all looking sup-par. Then these images graced the screen. While i'm not a huge fan of this movie as a whole, I was captivated by the visuals on screen. Excellent job. While I understand the reality that is the new digital world of films, I feel we've lost something in the way of cinematic imagery. It's nice to see there's still some artists on the rise.


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