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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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Another secret from the producers of The Crying Game. 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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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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Referenced in Innocent (2005) See more »

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Soul Limbo
Written by Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Al Jackson Jr. (as Al Jackson) and Donald Dunn (as Duck Dunn)
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
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Beautiful movie
16 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This movie was perfect in just about every way. The cinematography, acting, you name it. I give it a 10/10 and highly recommend it. However, I did see some slight problems - Tom's (the father's live-in boyfriend) character was never really developed much, and, other than one, eh, 'uninhibited' scene of gay love, there was really not much feeling of love between the two. However, I suppose that the relationship was done as well as could be expected, though. All in all, it was a great movie, and it's 'pros' far outweigh it's 'cons'. It has achieved the status of 'near perfection' in my mind, which only one other movie had done before this.


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