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12 and Holding (2005)

R | | Drama | 7 July 2006 (Sweden)
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After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Director:

Michael Cuesta

Writer:

Anthony Cipriano (as Anthony S. Cipriano)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Conor Donovan ... Jacob / Rudy Carges
Jesse Camacho ... Leonard Fisher
Zoe Weizenbaum ... Malee Chuang
Jeremy Renner ... Gus Maitland
Annabella Sciorra ... Carla Chuang
Jayne Atkinson ... Ashley Carges
Linus Roache ... Jim Carges
Marcia DeBonis ... Grace Fisher
Tom McGowan ... Patrick Fisher
Michael C. Fuchs Michael C. Fuchs ... Kenny (as Michael Fuchs)
Martin Campetta ... Jeff
Joseph Foster Joseph Foster ... Keith Gardner (as Joseph 'C.J.' Foster)
Max Miner ... Tommy
Noelle 'Parker' Present Noelle 'Parker' Present ... Haley Fisher
Jessica Sorto Jessica Sorto ... Sara Fisher
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Storyline

After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, teenage hormones, and family dysfunction.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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When one of four inseperable friends is mistakenly murdered the film explores how grief, love and self-esteem play major roles in the construction of adolescence. See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence and sexual content involving minors, and for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 2006 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

El fin de la inocencia See more »

Filming Locations:

Haledon, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,456, 21 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$95,687, 16 July 2006
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At 48 mins into the movie the game the three children are playing while discussing adoption is called The Game Of Life. See more »

Goofs

Jacob's birthmark changes in location, size, and color throughout the movie. See more »

Quotes

Gus Maitland: You're going to like Dr. Chuang. This is only my second session. She's really good.
Malee Chuang: I'm not a patient, I'm her daughter.
[lifts her veil]
Gus Maitland: Oh yeah. Ah, I see the resemblance.
Malee Chuang: Are you trying to make me sick?
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Connections

References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Burnin' For You
Written by Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
Performed by Blue Öyster Cult (as Blue Oyster Cult)
Courtesy of 3.O.C. Music Inc.
(Malee plays the song at her recital)
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Well scripted and engaging
3 July 2007 | by daedaluseticarusSee all my reviews

This movie touches on a series of issues troubling America today seen thru the eyes of it's youth. The film shows us that problems in areas such as violence, guns, race issues and obesity are no longer limited to adults but play an active part amongst young people as well. The film centers around a group of 12 year old friends and their families. All with different problems which reflect on their parents short comings. The script is very well written and the acting is quite extraordinary throughout the entire film. The only real problem is that the movie feels a little too short, but perhaps it's better to quit while ones ahead. I'd recommend this film to anyone with an interest in human nature and all it's flaws.


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