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THE DYNAMITER

Directed by Matthew Gordon
  • YEAR 10 - FILM 10 / 
  • United States / 
  • 2011 / 
  • English / 
  • 73 min
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"Incredibly engrossing!"
– Matt Overstreet, The 8th Circuit
"Every moment in the film rights true."
– Jandy Stone, Row Three

Synopsis

All fourteen-year-old Robbie Hendrick ever wanted was a family. Yet, as another Mississippi Summer begins, his wayward mother has run off again fearing a breakdown, and he's left to burn the days caring for his half brother, Fess. As the deep days and nights pass without her return, and with older brother Lucas dangerously in their lives again, Robbie must face the fact that his dreams may never come true. With social services looming over them, Robbie may even lose Fess, the only family he's ever really had.

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Customer Reviews


Jeff in Seattle - Customer Review
Engaging story of a young man determine to protect his family (his younger half-brother and invalid grandmother) from outside forces threatening to disrupt their life, including his listless older brother and his well meaning teacher.

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Robbie (William Patrick Ruffin) and Fess (John Alex Nunnery) in THE DYNAMITER
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Robbie (William Patrick Ruffin) and Fess (John Alex Nunnery) in THE DYNAMITER
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Robbie (William Patrick Ruffin) in THE DYNAMITER
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