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Boy Wonder (2010)

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A traumatized boy grows into a shy, determined teenager who patrols the mean streets of New York City, helping those in need and dishing out severe punishment to remorseless thugs.

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Michael Morrissey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Caleb Steinmeyer ... Sean Donovan
Zulay Henao ... Teresa Ames
Bill Sage ... Terry Donovan
Daniel Stewart Sherman ... Gary Stenson
Tracy Middendorf ... Mary Donovan
Chuck Cooper ... Bill Baldwin
John Sharian ... Joe Mancini
Kether Donohue ... Lizzy
James Russo ... Larry Childs
Jake Randazzo ... Young Sean
Robbie Stubbs ... Bruce (as Robert Stubbs)
Chris Bert ... Tim the Freshman (as Christopher Bert)
Nicole Patrick ... Amanda
Alex Manette ... Mr. Richter
Tom Brangle Tom Brangle ... Homeless Man on Train
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Storyline

A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides what is right or wrong? As the boundaries blur, Sean's dual life wears on his psyche and his two worlds careen dangerously close to colliding. Like a graphic novel you can't put down, Boy Wonder challenges morality, distorting perceptions of what is right and what is justified, as it races to its shocking conclusion. Written by Michael Morissey

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Beware the Hero


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some brutal violence and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 August 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Csodagyerek See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Boy Wonder Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Caleb Steinmeyer and Tracey Middendorf both appeared in Lost. Steinmeyer played John Locke at 16 years of age and Middendorf played Bonnie, an Other manning the Looking Glass. They did not share any scenes. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Young Sean: Who wrote that one?
Mary Donovan: Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach.
Young Sean: I think that's the best.
Mary Donovan: Well, I don't know if there's a best. Music is subjective, it's different for every one. When I hear Mozart, I feel... out of breath, dizzy, overwhelmed. When I hear Bach, it's more like a good movie. What about you, what do you feel when you hear Bach?
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Connections

References Batman (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

You Kill Me
Written and Performed by Bertie Blackman
Courtesy of Audiosocket Music
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Boy who? Oh!
21 October 2010 | by baltimoreboySee all my reviews

I must admit: I'm a huge fan of thrillers…the only problem is I'm often disappointed by the weak story plots and cliché endings that plague most of the new suspense films that are being dished out by Hollywood fools lately. That being said, I didn't expect much when I went to see Boy Wonder at the Thrill Spy Fest in D.C. Michael Morrissey's Boy Wonder sets itself apart from the senseless crap out there today. It keeps you guessing the whole way through, and just when you think you figured out the ending, you're proved wrong. The film is a classic man vs. man revenge plot, with enough twists and turns to keep you interested. For an indie film, I was pretty surprised by the writing and acting. This director is definitely going places. The lead guy who played Caleb was awesome too. He definitely has that troubled method actor type quality to him. Expect to see him around in the future. Not sure whether or not this is going straight to DVD or if it will stay in the festival circuit for awhile, but if you have the opportunity to see Boy Wonder, you won't be disappointed.


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