"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
Harry Towb ...
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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The film and source novel's "Lamb" title refers to the last name of the lead central character of Michael Lamb which is portrayed in the movie by actor Liam Neeson. See more »

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Symphony No. 9
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Worst film ever.
4 December 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I watched this film after reading the book and all I can say is "Worst film ever". The book was actually better then the film and I (and many others) would rate the book as also the worst book ever to be published.

The film seems to overlook all the detail in the book that you need in order to truly develop the characters and allow you to feel in any way pity for them. I would strongly advise against watching this movie.


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