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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013)

R | | Drama | 25 January 2013 (USA)
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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

Director:

George Tillman Jr.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Skylan Brooks ... Mister
Ethan Dizon ... Pete
Jennifer Hudson ... Mom Gloria
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje ... Sergeant Pike
Jordin Sparks Thomas ... Alice (as Jordin Sparks)
Julito McCullum ... Dip Stick
Anthony Mackie ... Kris
Jeffrey Wright ... Henry
Kenneth Maharaj ... Store Owner (as Ken Maharaj)
Nikkieli DeMone Nikkieli DeMone ... Officer Redd
Joseph Adams ... Mr. Carey
Kate Buddeke Kate Buddeke ... Neighbor Lady
Joey Auzenne ... Officer Duckworth
Adriane Lenox ... Group Home Lady
Kate Geller ... Assistant
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A coming-of-age story about two inner city boys who are left to fend for themselves over the summer after their mothers are taken away by the authorities.

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new york city | See All (1) »

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Only the strong Rise Above.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some drug use and sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Inevitável Derrota de Mister & Pete See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$254,279, 13 October 2013

Gross USA:

$494,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$506,303
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This drama features performances byJennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks, both singers that became famous after their appearances in the American Idol TV show, followed by acting careers. See more »

Quotes

Mister: I'll be back for you.
Pete: Promise?
Mister: I promise.
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References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

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Quiet Dog Bite Hard
Written by Jean Daval and Dante Smith
Performed by Mos Def
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This film needs a much higher rating
26 January 2013 | by nettriceSee all my reviews

I saw this film at Sundance and the cast and crew got about four standing ovations. People who raved about Fruitvale said this film tops it. This a great film! This film is a cross between Spike Lee's Clockers (1995) and Hirokazu Koreeda's Nobody Knows (2004), with a bit of Fresh (1994) mixed in. Based on a true story, Nobody Knows portrays siblings who are abandoned by their mother and forced to survive on their own. Resiliency is a trait of many urban kids. Even in tragedy they were just kids. Mister and Pete doesn't try to let the audience "off the hook". The performances pull you in, or at least it did for me.

I was surprised to see how low the ratings were for this film.


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