The Slingshot Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Slingshot the Movie

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Quirky coming-of-age tale, set in 1920s Stockholm, finds 12-year-old Roland (Salen) trying to survive childhood dilemmas. His mother (Frydman) is a Russian Jew (who sells condoms illegally) and his father (Skarsgard) is a zealous socialist, so Roland is subjected to unceasing bullying and prejudice. But the resourceful Roland doesn't let society get him down--he uses the contraband condoms in an inventive slingshot design that brings him an unwarranted amount of attention. Based on the novel by Roland Schutt. Swedish with subtitles.


Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL:, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 102 minutes.
Originally from Swedish.

Cast and Crew

Comedy Drama, Family Ties, Childhood Visions, Coming of Age, Period Piece: 1920s
Bjorn Isfalt, Ake Sandgren
Jesper Salen, Stellan Skarsgard, Basia Frydman, Niclas Olund, Ernst-Hugo Jaregard, Jacob Leygraf
Ake Sandgren
Waldemar Bergendahl, Sony Pictures Classics

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