Just Like the Son

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Just Like the Son
Just Like the Son (movie poster).jpg
Directed by Morgan J. Freeman
Produced by Gill Holland
Jamin O’Brien
Matthew Parker

Executive Producers
Christopher Woodrow
Lillian LaSalle
Ralph Cioffi
Written by Morgan J. Freeman
Starring Mark Webber
Antonio Ortiz
Brendan Sexton III
Rosie Perez
Music by Britta Phillips
Dean Wareham
Cinematography Yaron Orbach
Edited by Sloan Klevin
SpaceTime Films
Distributed by Breaking Glass Pictures
Release date
Running time
86 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,500,000 (est.)

Just Like the Son is an American feature film written and directed by Morgan J. Freeman. The film was Freeman’s third from an original screenplay and shot during the summer of 2005 in New York City and Wilmington, North Carolina.[1] It premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival,[2] made its European debut at the 2006 Rome Film Festival and was released in North America on DVD/VOD by Breaking Glass Pictures.[3][4]

Plot summary[edit]

Just Like the Son tells the story of Daniel Carter, a 20-year-old delinquent who unknowingly finds redemption by helping a six-year-old child, Boone, find a better life. After being sentenced to community service at a lower east-side grade school, Daniel strikes up an unlikely friendship with Boone, who shares his fear of becoming an orphan due to his mother's illness. When Daniel learns that Boone has an older sister living in Dallas, he begins to question the state system that would place a child in foster care rather than engaging in a search for a next-of-kin. Several days later, when Boone does not show up for school, Daniel decides to make it his business to track the boy down and right the societal crime he sees unfolding. After locating Boone in a temporary foster care facility in Upstate New York, Daniel is turned down as an adoption candidate. And when he fails to convince his Father to help him gain custody, Daniel decides to rescue Boone from the orphanage and seek out this long-lost sister on his own. Employing all his street smarts, Daniel grabs Boone and they head off to Dallas.


  1. ^ ROBERT RIDDELL (2005-09-12). "Offshore setting sail with a trio of anchors". New York: Variety. Retrieved 2009-05-11. 
  2. ^ Lexi Feinberg (2006-05-06). "TRIBECA REVIEWS: TV Set, Just Like The Son, Lockdown". New York: Cinema Blend. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  3. ^ Gregg Kilday. "Duo forms distribution firm". Los Angeles: Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on October 2, 2009. 
  4. ^ Jeremy Kay. "TLA's Rich Wolff and Richard Ross launch Breaking Glass". Los Angeles: Screen Daily. 

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