A British schoolgirl struggles to come to terms with the horrific and disgusting sexual abuse inflicted upon her by the adults in her life. When she resorts to self-harm to escape her troubles, a caring teacher tries to get her some help.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brooke Kinsella ...
Kerry
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Paul
Billy Geraghty ...
Jim
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Linda
Geoffrey Church ...
Graham
Ginny Holder ...
Bridget
Colin Wyatt ...
Chris
Darren Tighe ...
Mick
Kate Byers ...
Matty
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Tracy
J. Marie Cooper ...
Lucy (as Jill Cooper)
Billie Holmes ...
Paula
Anna Waters ...
Donna
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Miss Lewis
Alex Knight ...
Steve
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Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put in a safe house, where she tries to come to terms with what has been done to her. Based on a true story, with the names changed to protect the real Kerry's identity. Written by Gary Couzens <gjcouzens@btinternet.com>

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Several pupils from The Romsey Community School, one of the locations used in the film, were used as extras. One scene where Kerry is shown on the school bus features several of these pupils engaging in dialogue. See more »

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saw it in 1997
18 April 2004 | by (england) – See all my reviews

I saw this film when it had just come out, my whole year at school aged between 16 and 17 watched it as as part of a media class after a girl videoed it off the tv. What can i say, it left me and several of my class mates in tears, i dont think that a word was spoken between us for over an hour.

It is an insight to the lives of "normal" people that we do not see in all the glitz and glamour of films today, it tells of something that is hidden form the public eye and it was suddenly in front of us in full view. So much so that even now, seven years on the film still haunts me. I agree that the film made me sick to my stomach but is definatly one to watch, if only for the skill of the acting.


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