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The Black Balloon (2008)

PG-13
97 min | Drama, Romance

All Thomas wants is a normal adolescence but his autistic brother, Charlie, thwarts his every opportunity. Will Thomas, with the help of his girlfriend, Jackie, accept his brother?
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Director
Elissa Down (directed by)
Writers
Elissa Down | Jimmy Jack (as Jimmy The Exploder)
Producer
Tristram Miall (produced by)
Composer
Cinematographer
Editor
Veronika Jenet (edited by)
Casting Director
Nikki Barrett (casting)
Production Designer
Nicholas McCallum (as Nick McCallum)
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Budget
$ 5,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 10,342
Gross (USA)
$ 87,944
Gross (World)
$ 2,136,663
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Release date
Oct 16, 2008 (United States)

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Rhys Wakefield
Thomas Mollison Thomas Mollison   See fewer
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Luke Ford
Charlie Mollison Charlie Mollison   See fewer
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Toni Collette
Maggie Mollison Maggie Mollison   See fewer
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Erik Thomson
Simon Mollison Simon Mollison   See fewer
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Jackie Masters Jackie Masters   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 8,084 votes