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The Holland Avenue Boys: A Success Story

By Nell Minow, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

An inspiring documentary for the whole family.

Movie NR 1998 57 minutes
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Heartwarming and Motivational

A RARE, uplifting, motivational and educational film. Recommended for all ages.

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Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

This engaging film was made by one of the boys with financial support from some of the others; the "success story" is their enduring friendship and loyalty. With busy working-class parents, some immigrant, they spent most of their time together growing up and raised each other as much as their families did. Indeed, they were a warm and loving family for each other, and they remain that way with annual reunions and with an unbreakable connection of trust and loyalty.

The "success story" gives the "boys" so much pleasure and support that one of the wives says, "My only regret is that I am not one of the Holland Avenue Boys." Their trust and affection for the member of the group who made the movie shows as they tell the camera about their successes and failures at home and at work.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: March 1, 1998
  • On DVD or streaming: September 30, 2006
  • Director: Howard Fischer
  • Studio: Nonfiction Films
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run time: 57 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • Last updated: September 19, 2019

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