The Elder Son

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A Russian-Jewish immigrant (Rade Serbedzija) whose pride prevents him from admitting to being fired as a clarinetist for the Torrance Symphony finds his life taking an unexpectedly positive turn after a pair of fleeing car thieves choose his home as a place to hide out from the authorities. Later, as one of the thieves (Shane West) succeeds in convincing the elderly musician that he's the man's long lost son, the ruse grows complicated. Leelee Sobieski, Ed Begley, Jr., and Eric Balfour co-star.


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  • In a city best known for pretending you're somebody else, Elder Son's loser LA underbelly adds ethnic flavor to mix 'n match alternate identity as survival tool, but toys to less effect, with competing notions of families as born when not made.

    Nov 22, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Elder Son

  • Mar 26, 2019
    This is totally an underrated movie. True it might not have a strong plot not incredible actors (though a cast will very much recognize), but it's best described This is what this movie represents the life of a russian family, with it's ups and downs, lies, various aspects and perspectives. It's true it takes patience to watch it to the end, and without sounding harsh this is a good movie for a one view only. Free Image Hosting at

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  • Mar 26, 2019
    Here's an interesting movie with a twist of humor. Good story plot. Great cast- Eric Balfour, Shane West, Leelee Sobieski, and Regina Hall. Indeed worthy!
    Leo L Super Reviewer

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