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A petty criminal's attempt to turn his life around takes both him and a young boy on an unexpected journey in this independent drama. Twentysomething Daniel Carter (Mark Webber) has been in trouble with the law ever since he was a kid, and his latest misadventure has led him to performing community service at a grade school in the East Village. Daniel strikes up a close friendship with one of the students he's working with, Boone (Antonio Ortiz), an eight-year-old who has shown surprising resilience despite a blighted home environment. When Boone doesn't show up for school one day, Daniel asks some questions and learns his mother has become seriously ill and a foster family has taken him in. Boone is eventually put up for adoption, and Daniel hopes to gain custody of the boy, convinced helping the boy will give him a chance to turn his life around. However, his age and criminal record make Daniel an unfit father in the eyes of the court, and when Daniel's father refuses to help, he has a brainstorm -- Boone has mentioned that he has an older sister in Dallas, so Daniel snatches the boy from his foster parents and hits the road for Texas, planning to reunite Boone with his family. Just Like the Son received its world premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Mark Webber
as Daniel Carter
Brendan Sexton III
as Grant Bills
Rosie Perez
as Mrs. Ponders
Dylan Blue
as Chris
Eva Kaminsky
as Mrs. Brown
Bruce MacVittie
as Bill Carter
Adrian Martinez
as Glen Garcia
Frankie Shaw
as Brenda

Crew

Morgan J. Freeman
Director
Jamin O'Brien
Producer
Gill Holland
Producer
Morgan J. Freeman
Screenwriter
Yaron Orbach
Cinematographer
Britta Phillips
Featured Music
Dean Wareham
Featured Music
Sloane Klevin
Editor
Sarah Croot
Production Designer
Shawn Parsons
Co-producer
Christopher Woodrow
Executive Producer
Lillian LaSalle
Executive Producer
Ralph Cioffi
Executive Producer
Marie Abma
Costume Designer
Jeff Babb
Sound/Sound Designer
Susan Shopmaker
Casting
Erica Palgon
Casting
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