The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete

DVD - 2014
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One summer in New York City, thirteen-year-old Mister's hard-living mother is arrested by the police, leaving him and nine-year-old Pete to survive alone while dodging child protective services and the dangers of the Brooklyn projects. The resourceful Mister nevertheless feels he is an unstoppable force against seemingly unmovable obstacles. But what really keeps the pair in the survival game is much more Mister's vulnerability than his larger-than-life attitude.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate, [2014]
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (109 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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mooooks
Aug 18, 2016

The kind of film where you can't help the constant tears, and once you think they've stopped they start up again. Incredible, emotional film demonstrating a mixture of innocence and resilience.

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publicenemy46
Apr 18, 2016

one the most emotional movies i ever seen in my life it made me very emotional. shed a few tears.

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jimg2000
Mar 04, 2016

I watched the highly acclaimed Japanese film, 'Nobody Knows (誰も知らない) 2004." which was on a bunch of children left to their own devices in a small Tokyo apartment. This is just as breathtaking with super acting and credible script. The deleted scenes are must watch as a few of them provided clarity on loose ends and assurance to those of us who care on what became of the two boys.

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strider643
Dec 03, 2015

One of the worst, overwrought, unrealistic and insipid movies I've ever seen. Fast forwarded through most of the movie just to see a predictable and quite sappy ending. Not recommended.

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wiredonjava
Dec 02, 2015

I could not imagine how horrible the life would be for impoverished children with mothers who prostitute themselves to support their drug addictions until watching this.

kevfarley Aug 19, 2015

Beautiful understated masterpiece of a film,.. that's sometimes uncomfortabley realistic.

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eberg
Oct 10, 2014

A well done tale of kids brought up in tragic circumstances. Has many moments that are depressing to think situations like this are real, but the characters make the story great in the end.

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TRANNY_CLONES
Jul 13, 2014

I thought i commented this movie already.I hope this website isn't erasing my comments.Anyway,this was a decent black film that i might watch again.It doesn't reveal enough about the mother and father of the black boy,nor the mother and father of the Asian boy either period.The hideousness of the characters overall is a big deal to me,because i am suppose to be getting to know these people better that are portrayed in this ghetto film period.At least the performances are very good overall!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

voisjoe1 Jun 03, 2014

This has to be the best film ever about inner-city pre-teen youths and the incredible challenges they have in just surviving their environment. We ought to force today’s congressional members to sit down with their eyes glued open to watch this film. Those that are human might just learn something, but I am afraid that most will learn nothing. Sorry to say, I believe nothing will change.

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jimg2000
Mar 04, 2016

The assignment:
Teacher: I want you all to write about what you did this summer, okay? I want you to be as detailed as you possibly can. Make it at least one page long, okay? And I want you to take the whole period to do it. If you took a trip this summer, I wanna know about it. I wanna know where you went, who you went with. Anything you remember. Think about the last three months. As much as you can. What did you do, say, on the 4th of July? Okay, did anybody in your family have a birthday? Are there any good books that you read this summer? ..
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The teacher saw but failed to see why:
Teacher to Mister: I know it's hard, Mister, but maybe repeating 8th grade is exactly what you need. When you were offered after school help, you refused it. That's... That's fine. That was your right. We can't force it on you, but now you have to accept the consequences of that choice. I can't pass you. But I am willing to do what I can to help you.
It's plain to see that you need it.

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jimg2000
Mar 04, 2016

But Mister was all alone!
Cop: Keep your head up, son. What are you? 13? 14 years old? Keep fighting. There ain't no ceiling for a kid like you.
Mister: I can't do it alone.
Cop: What's that?
Mister: I can't do it alone.
Cop: None of us can.
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The soul mates.
Mister: I'll be back for you.
Pete: Promise?
Mister: I promise. You're strong, Pete. Don't let anybody punk you. Got it?
Pete: I got it.
Mister: I'll see you soon.
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Mom: You just know everything, don't you? Don't you? I do what I do 'cause ain't nobody gonna help me. They never have. They never will. ...Mister, take Pete and go.
Mister: You're disgusting. I wish you would just die already.
Mom: At least we have that in common. Take Pete and go.

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