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All the Little Animals (1998)

 -  Adventure | Drama | Thriller  -  9 July 1999 (UK)
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Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mr. Summers
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Bobby Platt
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Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
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Mr. Stuart Whiteside
John O'Toole ...
Lorry Driver
Amanda Boyle ...
Des
Amy Robbins ...
Valerie Ann Platt, Bobby's Mother
John Higgins ...
Dean
Kaye Griffiths ...
Lepidopterist
Sevilla Delofski ...
Janet, De Winter's Secretary
Helen Kluger ...
Icecream Vendor
Shane Barks ...
Young Bobby
Sjoerd Broeks ...
Mark
Elizabeth Earl ...
Child in Van
Andrew Dixon ...
Philip
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Storyline

Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who wanders the highways to bury roadkill animals. Bobby becomes the old man's apprentice and learns to see the world of nature in a strange idyllic way. But soon the shadow of his stepfather catches up to him and Bobby's world explodes into a grotesque nightmare. Written by Harrison <cbale@interlog.com>

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »
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9 July 1999 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

All the Little Animals  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,888 (USA) (3 September 1999)

Gross:

$23,349 (USA) (10 September 1999)
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There is more cheese in the second quick shot of the mice eating cheese, than in the first. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Platt: It's funny. I can see my old self quite clearly. Remembering how I felt is much, much harder. Sometimes feelings come back to me when I'm digging, or in a dream. But mostly he's gone, that earlier me, who could hardly do anything, or even think anything. I mean I could read a bit, I could write a bit. I could talk... but I hardly ever did.
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John Barleycorn
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Words by Robert Burns
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A character study of good and evil.........
13 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some people need total control of everything and everyone in their lives. When they fail to enforce their will, these individuals lash out in anger, torment, or aggression. "The Fat" could be the poster child for such outrageous behavior. Daniel Benzali has played the heavy many times before (see "Suckers"), but his performance in "All the Little Animals" is pure evil, and reason alone to seek this film out. John Hurt and Christian Bale give fine performances, but it is Benzali who makes the movie memorable. The film is highly original, deliberately paced, and the ending is extremely satisfying. Highly recommended. - MERK


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