The Dust Factory (2004)

Director
Eric Small

Main cast
Armin Mueller-Stahl; Hayden Panettiere; Ryan Kelley; George de la Peña; Michael Angarano

Genres
Fantasy, Drama, Sci-Fi, Family

Description
Ryan is a teenager who lacks the ability to speak. One day, Ryan falls off a bridge and he finds himself transported to a strange fantasy world where he encounters his Grandpa Randolph (Armin Mueller-Stahl) and a pretty girl named Melanie (Hayden Panettiere); together, Ryan and Melanie learn to help one another with their problems, and they both discover the wisdom they can gain from elders like Grandpa Randolph.


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