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      Little Fugitive

      2006 1 hr. 27 min. Drama List
      Reviews 33% 50+ Ratings Audience Score Joey (David Castro) runs away to Coney Island after his older brother Lenny (Nicolas Martí Salgado) goes too far with a practical joke. Read More Read Less

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      Steve D It was supposed to have a plot right? Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 04/06/24 Full Review Ken R I purchased this disc under the misapprehension I was buying the 1953 B/W original – instead, I received this color re-make. Writer/director Joanna Lipper has given the charmingly thoughtful 1953 original classic an updated screenplay - but her updates don't bring much improvement to the well-regarded story of two young brothers after one runs away following a practical joke that goes wrong. As might be expected from modern-day movie makers, all the innocent charm that made the original a worldwide ground-breaking success - has been thrown to the wind and replaced with needless crass dialogue and sordid characters. The winsome words of a naive seven yr old have been forged into four-letter words and the various original characters turned into perverts or dysfunctional misfits. Dad is now a prisoner (well played by Dwarf Peter Dinklage) while Mum works odd hrs and leaves the youngsters unattended while ‘seeing' other love interests. The concerned, helpful Coney Island pony ride wrangler of the original - has been turned into a pedophile, who hits on the little runaway (just what every mod-movie needs) It also comes complete with a zip gun being recklessly used by the juniors (even against police) As it stands; this ‘Little Fugitive' is just about unrecognizable and almost equally un-interesting. If wanting to make a modern-day social comment film why choose a warm-hearted vintage classic to drag down - why not create another story or make a documentary? From the look of the film's track record, it has not resonated well with admirers of the original or with audiences of the day. One of the young performers turns in a neat performance (thankfully the main) but others tend to come across somewhat unconvincingly. This production can only really be seen as a misguided venture, and those who enjoyed the unique original should simply re-visit it again. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 12/03/21 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Joey (David Castro) runs away to Coney Island after his older brother Lenny (Nicolas Martí Salgado) goes too far with a practical joke.
      Director
      Joanna Lipper
      Screenwriter
      Joanna Lipper
      Production Co
      Ruby Slipper Productions
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 23, 2017
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