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Janie Jones (2010)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 29 April 2011 (USA)
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A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

Director:

David M. Rosenthal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Breslin ... Janie Jones
Alessandro Nivola ... Ethan Brand
Elisabeth Shue ... Mary Ann Jones
Brittany Snow ... Iris
Peter Stormare ... Sloan
Joel David Moore ... Dave (as Joel Moore)
Frances Fisher ... Lily Brand
Frank Whaley ... Chuck
Rodney Eastman ... Billy
David Lee Smith ... Officer Dickerson
Michael Panes ... Ulysses
Robert Goodwin Robert Goodwin ... Smoking Door Man
Guy Van Swearingen Guy Van Swearingen ... Gil
Adam Shalzi ... Creepy Goth Kid
Katie Rich ... Brassy Girl (as Katie Riccio)
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Storyline

A young girl who has been abandoned by her former-groupie mother informs a fading rock star that she is his daughter.

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Taglines:

Two strangers. One family.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | Music

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Janie Jones: Uma História de Amor See more »

Filming Locations:

Des Moines, Iowa, USA See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film's dedication is "For Julia", who is director's David M. Rosenthal real daughter and his assistant director for this film. They first met when he was 30 and she was 11. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sloan: We're almost there, guys, I think. Just talked to the venue. They say, it's totally sold out. Almost.
Chuck: Any more Hot Pockets left?
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Connections

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.17 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Great Escape
Written and Performed by Patick Watson
Courtesy of Secret City Records Inc. / Songs of Intrigue (ASCAP)
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odd ball but good movie -- grows on you
22 April 2012 | by TanteWailekaSee all my reviews

The lead character is excellent in this movie. I thought she was a very sweet young girl with a lovely singing voice too. They could have developed her character more, but then it probably would have overpowered the other characters in this ensemble movie. I liked it, even though it started out rather slow.

Like another reviewer, I too think there could be a good sequel set 'five years later'. Enjoyable, 'almost' family movie, not quite... too much pot smoking.

Elizabeth Shue must have had some money invested in this movie, because she didn't have a big part. It was almost like a 'pilot' for a TV series, actually. I loved it when the girl says she learned how to bail out her dad by watching "Dog the Bounty Hunter",


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