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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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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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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:

Biedne zwierzaki  »

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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 »

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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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A Composition from The Penguin Cafe
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Performed by Geoffrey Richardson, Ian Maidman and Steve Fletcher
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Different Story, Wonderful Acting!
3 April 2003 | by (Royal Oak, MI) – See all my reviews

A mentally slow boy is threatened to sign his dead mother's store to his completely evil stepfather. Afraid of his stepfather he runs away from home and meets an old hermit who believes that all animals and life is of great importance. He spends his days cleaning up the roadkill on the road and giving the dead animals proper burial. The young boy decides to help the old man and is allowed to live with the old man, but is afraid that the stepfather won't stop looking for him until he gets the store. A very unusual and different story. I really liked it. The superb acting by the entire cast also helps make this a memorable little flick. Daniel Benzali makes a truly frightening stepfather. **1/2 out of ****


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