"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh ... See full summary »

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Michael Lamb
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Priest
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Owen Kane
Frances Tomelty ...
Mrs. Kane
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Brother Benedict
Ronan Wilmot ...
Brother Fintan
Denis Carey ...
Mr. Lamb
Eileen Kennally ...
Neighbour Woman
David Gorry ...
O'Donnell
Andrew Pickering ...
Murphy
Stuart O'Connor ...
O'Holloran
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Maguire
Bernadette McKenna ...
Jeweller's Assistant
Jessica Saunders ...
Bank Teller on Boat
Robert Hamilton ...
Stranger at Holyhead
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"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh O'Conor), the school's most unruly pupil. Dumped into the institution by his abusive mother, Owen is an incorrigible mess who smokes cigarettes, curses, wets his bed, picks fights and has epileptic seizures. Written by mrwarcriminal

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10 October 1986 (Ireland)  »

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Liam Neeson has played Michael Lamb twice. Once in "Deception" and once in Lamb (1985). See more »

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Music by Johnny Hawksworth
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10 September 1999 | by (Fort Payne, AL) – See all my reviews

Lamb is really good movie. Liam Neeson does a fine job in this film. Its probably not the best he's ever done, but the movie deserves some credit. He plays Brother Sebastian a man questioning his faith and his role in life.

He befriends a small boy named Owen who has had nothing but bad things throughout his life. During all of this his father dies and leaves his estate to him, he gets part of the money up front and decides to elope with young Owen. Things go from good to bad to bad to worse, with a ending that will shock you.


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