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Lamb (1985)

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Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school... See full synopsis »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Michael Lamb is a Father questioning his calling, in a Reform School in Ireland. When young epileptic runaway Eoin is sent to the school... See full synopsis »

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First cinema feature of Hugh O'Conor. See more »

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Symphony No. 9
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Music by Ludwig van Beethoven
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This LAMB has a broken leg
21 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

At a glance, the first 2/3 of LAMB appears to be a quiet, thoughtful, interesting character study of a man whose paternal instincts awaken and sweep aside his long held religious convictions. But out of nowhere, an unbelievable scene takes place where the little kid is handed Liam Neeson's much needed life's savings to give away. It rang about as true as if space aliens had landed and vaporized the bundle of money with an atomic ray gun.

The better way to end a thoughtful character study is using the philosophy LESS IS MORE. Unfortunately, the last third of LAMB revolts against the whole notion of quiet contemplation. Brash dramatics and pushing the edge of believability dominates the end.


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