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SON OF RAMBOW
USA: Paramount Vantage
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Bill Milner, Will Poulter, Neil Dudgeon, Jessica Hynes, Jules Sitruk, Ed Westwick, Eric Sykes, Anna Wing, Charlie Thrift, Paul Ritter, Zofia Brooks, Tallulah Evans, Adam Godley, Diane Leach, Sam Spivack
Director: Garth Jennings
Countries: UK / France
USA & UK: 97 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some violence and reckless behavior
UK Certificate: 12A contains dangerous behaviour, smoking and moderate language
USA Release Date: 2 May 2008 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 4 April 2008
A cheeky, coming-of-age comedy set in suburban England in 1982, SON OF RAMBOW is a heart-rending and hilarious adventure, which follows two young boys - Will Proudfoot (Bill Milner) and Lee Carter (Will Poulter) - with a big video camera and even bigger ambitions as they attempt to make a home movie "Son of Rambow", in homage to their larger than life movie hero Rambo.
While 10 year-old Will has lead a very sheltered life and his parents have given him a strict religious and moral upbringing the joys of music, movies or television, Lee Carter (Will Poulter), is the opposite - the school terror and maker of bizarre home videos, who exposes Will to a pirate copy of Rambo: First Blood, From that pivotal, life changing moment, Will becomes so obsessed by superstar Sylvester Stallone's iconic Vietnam War hero he's easily persuaded to be the stuntman in Lee Carter's latest action masterpiece.
Hwoever when cool French exchange student Didier Revol, (Jules Sitruk) arrives on the scene searching for stardom their unique friendship and precious film are pushed to breaking point.
SON OF RAMBOW premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2007 and has since played to equally great critical acclaim and audience success at the Toronto International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival and The Times BFI 51st London Film Festival