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Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bould ...
Oliver Wyatt
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Martyn Wyatt
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Tom Dixon
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Hannah Wyatt
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Frank Donally
Shaheen Khan ...
Dr. Razmu
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Jamie's Mother
Tim Crouch ...
Site Foreman
Jane Hill ...
Record Shop Girl
Glen Hammond ...
Unemployed Youth
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Mr. Bugler
Dilys Hamlett ...
School Nurse
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Dr. Ian Slater
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Martin's Lawyer
Maeve Murphy ...
Sgt. Curtis
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Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and his new lover Tom claiming to have been beaten up by boys in the park. After another incident, Martin puts two and two together and comes to the conclusion that Frank has been beating Oliver without Hannah's knowledge. Martin then begins a long courtroom custody battle to win back his son. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Something has come between Hannah and Martin that will change their lives forever. See more »

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Rated R for violence including child abuse, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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$62,818 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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A crew member can be seen in a mirror in the hallway when Dr. Wyatt goes through the hall, and up the stairs in Ollie's school and the other school boys are coming down the stairs. When the crew member turns his head toward the camera position, you can see he's wearing headphones. See more »

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Referenced in Innocent (2005) See more »

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Train in Vain
Written by Joe Strummer and Mick Jones
Performed by Annie Lennox
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TOUCHING STORY/SOLID SCRIPT
7 January 2002 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

Potent and moving drama, finely performed and well told. The screenplay is solid, and flows realistically, without melodramatic histrionics or overt manipulation of the viewer.

The difficult and horrendous subject of child abuse, is intelligently handled, and still evokes a stunning portrayal. Angela Pope directs the film and its characters through many subjects that could involve several films, let alone one. The screenplay is sharp, the actors carry out great performances. Rarely, in a movie, have gay characters been shown to be so human, not a pasted cliche.

Don't miss this fine motion picture. Highly recommended.


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