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Hollow Reed (1996)

 -  Drama  -  18 April 1997 (USA)
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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
Kelly Hunter ...
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
Andy Rashleigh ...
Dr. Ian Slater
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Martin's Lawyer
Maeve Murphy ...
Sgt. Curtis
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Storyline

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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$62,818 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Goofs

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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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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I Shall Be Released
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Paul Weller
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30 July 1999 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

This film provides some of the best performances and best casting of any film I have ever seen. The child, Oliver, is compelling in a way I have never seen before, and the major roles are exquisitely performed by all. The story will keep you on edge, and the twists and turns of the plot are totally enthralling and surprising. Film-making at its very best. The climax of the film is one of the best scenes I have ever seen in any movie. Superb.


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