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Hollow Reed (1996)

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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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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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I Shall Be Released
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An important perspective on gay parenthood
5 July 1999 | by (Atlanta GA) – See all my reviews

In addition to its excellent cinematic qualities (including an intelligent and powerful script), this heartbreaking film's message about the depth of a gay father's love for his child is a moving and important statement.


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