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Clockwork Mice (1995)

A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

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Steve
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Polly
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Conrad (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
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Laney
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Swaney
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Wackey
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Fairy
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Parkey
Lilly Edwards ...
Mrs. Charlton
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Millwright
Jack McKenzie ...
CID 1
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CID 2
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Country Policeman 1
Billy Davey ...
Country Policeman 2
Hormoz Verahramian ...
Businessman
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A special needs education teacher is having a special relation with one of his pupils by their common hobby: running. Until fate strikes.

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Whichever way you point him, as soon as you let Conrad go... He's off and over the edge.

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23 June 1995 (UK)  »

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Clockwork mice - tarkkailuluokka  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Alderton replaced James Fox. See more »

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Words on blackboard at the end of the movie. See more »

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This film is dedicated to the former Staff & Pupils of Great Stony School & All those involved in Special Needs Education. See more »

Soundtracks

I Don't Know Why
Performed by Shawn Colvin
from the Columbia Records release "Fat City"
Produced by Kenny White, David Kahne, and Larry Klein
Executive producr: Ronald K. Fierstein
Copyright 1992 AGF Music/Scred Songs
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A masterpiece of acting
24 September 2001 | by (Hertfordshire, England) – See all my reviews

A minor, understated classic with exceptional acting from the staff and a raw realism from the pupils. The story follows a teacher Steve (played brilliantly by Ian Hart) starting a new job at a Special needs school. He has to become accepted by the pupils as a teacher, but more than that, wants to reach the children as individuals. Steve discovers a common interest of cross-country running with Conrad, the pupil who's been there the longest. This common interest proves a good form of communication between the two to begin with, but goes on to unite the Children as well. Played with an underlying sense of humour, but for me the acting is what really makes this film work so well.


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