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Release Date:
11 June 1999 (Spain) See more »
Of All the Animals, The Cruelest is Man. See more »
Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one... See more » | Add synopsis »
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John Hurt ... Mr. Summers

Christian Bale ... Bobby Platt

Daniel Benzali ... Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter

James Faulkner ... 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
Michael Lewis ... Vicar
Ruth Wright ... Sandra
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Brindley ... Doctor Forest (uncredited)
David Firestar ... Hippie at Roadside Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by
Jeremy Thomas 
Writing credits
Eski Thomas (screenplay)

Walker Hamilton  book

Produced by
Chris Auty .... executive producer
Hercules Bellville .... associate producer
Denise O'Dell .... co-producer
Jeremy Thomas .... producer
Peter Watson .... co-associate producer
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Cinematography by
Mike Molloy 
Film Editing by
John Victor-Smith  (as John Victor Smith)
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Production Design by
Andrew Sanders 
Art Direction by
Steve Simmonds 
Set Decoration by
Charlotte Taylor 
Costume Design by
Louise Stjernsward 
Makeup Department
Roseann Samuel .... hair designer
Roseann Samuel .... makeup designer
Liz Tagg .... hair stylist (as Elizabeth Tagg)
Liz Tagg .... makeup artist (as Elizabeth Tagg)
Production Management
Ray Freeborn .... production supervisor
Clive Miles .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charlotte Cinalli .... second assistant director: additional crew
Becky Harris .... third assistant director: additional crew
Kate Hazell .... second assistant director
Jon Howe .... third assistant director: additional crew
Claire Peberdy .... third assistant director
Ken Tuohy .... first assistant director: additional crew
John Watson .... assistant director
James White .... third assistant director: additional crew
Art Department
Joe Alley .... carpenter
Roy Biggs .... stagehand
Sally Black .... props buyer: Isle of Man
Michael Caley .... stand-by stagehand
Darryl Carter .... carpenter
Jack Carter .... construction manager
Sarah Comish .... stand-by props: Isle of Man (as Sarah Jane Comish)
Brian Groves .... painter
John Hedges .... construction supervisor
Kevin Hedges .... carpenter
Douglas Hook .... stand-by carpenter
Jimmy Ismail .... chargehand dresser
Jimmy Ismail .... chargehand storeman
Kenneth Langridge .... stagehand
Norman North .... chargehand painter
Sheba Phombeah .... art department production assistant
Peter Risi .... chargehand propman
Peter Risi .... stand-by propman
Adam Smith .... dressing propman
Peter Smith .... dressing propman
Frank Walsh .... draftsman
Kenneth Welland .... painter (as Ken Welland)
Brian Wells .... property master
Roger Willis .... carpenter
Sound Department
Christopher Ackland .... sound editor (as Chris Ackland)
Don Banks .... boom operator
John Bateman .... foley mixer
Gareth Bull .... dialogue editor
Paul Cridlin .... boom operator: additional crew
Dean Humphreys .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... sound re-recordist
Ivan Sharrock .... production sound mixer
David Todman .... second assistant sound editor
Richard Todman .... foley editor
Dean St. John .... adr mixer: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Trevor Butterfield .... special effects technician (as Trevor Buttersfield)
Richard Conway .... special effects chief
Sam Conway .... special effects technician
Adam Hollow .... special effects technician
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (as Terry Palmer)
Visual Effects by
Sloan Hickman .... digital effects: CFX (as Sloane Hickman)
Val Wardlaw .... digital effects: CFX
Chris Panton .... digital artist (uncredited)
Stuart Clark .... stunts
Graeme Crowther .... stunt coordinator
Tony Smart .... stunts
Nick Wilkinson .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Batten .... focus puller: additional crew
Adam Dale .... aerial director of photography
Tobias Eedy .... clapper loader
Perry Evans .... gaffer
Angus Forbes .... still photographer
Jamie Fowlds .... Steadicam operator: additional crew (as James Fowlds)
Robert Gurney .... rigger
Rupert Hall .... video assist operator: Cornwall
Robin Harding .... grip
Rawdon Hayne .... focus puller
Colin Hazell .... crane operator
Toby Heaton-Armstrong .... video assist operator: Isle of Man
Sid Hinson .... stand-by rigger
Mark Hutton .... generator operator
John King .... electrician: additional crew
Rupert Lloyd-Parry .... camera grip (as Rupert Lloyd Parry)
Rod Marley .... clapper loader: additional crew (as Roderick Marley)
Brian Martin .... electrician
Graham Mathews .... grip: additional crew
Alan McPherson .... best boy electric
Peter Mountain .... special photographer: additional crew
Jan Pester .... Steadicam operator: additional crew
Colin Powton .... electrician: additional crew
Mel Sansom .... chargehand rigger (as Melvyn Sansom)
Peter Scorah .... grip: additional crew (as Peter Scora)
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Colin Sivaiss .... electrician: Isle of Man
Deborah Smith .... clapper loader: additional crew (as Debbie Smith)
Laurie Sparham .... special photographer: additional crew
Keith Thomas .... focus puller: additional crew
John Wright .... rigger
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Suzy Freeman .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Leoni Cotgrove .... post-production secretary
Peter Ferrari .... color timer
Jim Howe .... assistant editor (as James Howe)
Sasha Olswang .... assistant to editor
Music Department
Hugh Burns .... musician: guitars
Phil Chapman .... music mixer
Phil Chapman .... music recordist
Richard Hartley .... conductor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Paul Talkington .... orchestra contractor
Peter Fuchs .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Dougie Baird .... unit driver: Isle of Man (as Doug Baird)
Ian Clarke .... action vehicles
Tony Elwell .... driver: camera car
Simon Harding .... unit driver
Gary Harrison .... facility driver: Isle of Man
Stuart Harvey .... unit driver
Gordon Kenna .... facility driver: Isle of Man
Brian Naunton .... action vehicles
Shane Parish .... driver: construction truck
Rick Rickaby .... action vehicles
John Squires .... driver
Mark White .... driver: construction department (as Chalky White)
Other crew
Monika Agorelius .... electronic press kit
Paul Ball .... animal handler
Angela Bond .... production secretary
Phil Bradley .... caterer
Alex Brindley .... production assistant: Isle of Man (as Alexander Brindley)
John Brown .... caterer
Gilly Case .... location manager: London/Glastonbury
Nick Clarke .... caterer
Marion Corlett .... unit nurse: Isle of Man
Hazel Crombie .... accountant
Adam Dale .... aerial unit
Diana Dill .... script supervisor
Phil Gates .... location manager: Isle of Man
Chris Golden .... production assistant: Isle of Man
Andrew Hill .... location manager: Cornwall
Gary Hill .... caterer
Luke Hornsby .... production assistant: Isle of Man
Jocelyn Jones .... assistant to director
John Marzano .... aerial unit
Sheila Mitchell .... unit nurse: Cornwall
Paul Morton .... assistant location manager: Isle of Man
Stephen North .... aerial unit (as Steve North)
Nik O'Dell .... production production assistant
Trevor Price .... courier
Tamazin Simmonds .... unit production runner
Clark Smithe .... production assistant: Isle of Man
Ron Swinburne .... financial controller
Faye Villalba .... production coordinator
Sue Wall .... assistant accountant: additional crew
Ruth Davidson Ward .... animal handler: fox
David Wilder .... completion bond: Film Finances
Marc Wolff .... aerial unit
Pauline Hume .... title designer (uncredited)
Jenne Casarotto .... special thanks
Fred Chandler .... special thanks
Bob Crowdey .... special thanks
John Fowlds .... special thanks
Anne François .... special thanks (as Ann Francois)
Joyce Herlihy .... special thanks
Gerry Humphreys .... special thanks
Simon Jeffes .... thanks (as Simon)
John Nelson .... special thanks
Suzette Newman .... special thanks
Matthew Payne .... special thanks
Lisbeth Savill .... special thanks
Michael Saxton .... special thanks
Adrian Scrope .... special thanks
Tom Smit .... special thanks
Bertrand Tavernier .... special thanks
Ralph Thomas .... special thanks
James H. Ware .... special thanks (as James Ware)
Nick Wechsler .... special thanks (as Nick Weschler)

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Rated R for some violence
112 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Continuity: There is more cheese in the second quick shot of the mice eating cheese, than in the first.See more »
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.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Watership Down (1978)See more »
The Sound of Someone You LoveSee more »


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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, 20 June 2009
Author: thefilmguy7 from United States

I came across this film from a review by Roger Ebert. I have grown to respect his opinions most of the time. It was also a big motivator to check out to see Christian Bale and John Hurt on screen together. I'm a fan of both of them. The film starts out well with a good introductory to Bale's character caring for his mouse which he must keep hidden from his step father. However the second the step father appears and comes across as a James Bond villain or Darth Vader, especially with the over bearing music, I began to get concerned. Evil step father's are often poorly portrayed in films and are over the top but this one takes the cake. It was just ridiculous. Pretty much every character was over the top and felt over exaggerated. You could make a drinking game off of how many times Bale cries in this film. It just seemed the director was stereotyping mentally challenged people as crying a lot. Even John Hurt, arguably one of the best Shakespearean actors of all time, looks weak in this film. Of course it isn't the actors faults. We all know that Bale and Hurt are amazing talents. It's clearly the fault of an inexperienced director who definitely has not learned the art of subtlety. The concept was interesting and could have lead to a good story in the right hands. In these hands though the narrative is unfocused and poses to be meaningful but in the end isn't. There are plot points that come up that are out of place and have no real point in the film. Towards the end of the film, the whole thing goes off of the deep end. We go into pure fantasy with the step father turning into the equivalent of a comic book super villain. He apparently has the strength of a few men, is unfazed by injury, and can punch through glass windows. It was just so ridiculous. There are so many directions this film could have gone in and they took the worst route imaginable. I really have nothing good to say about this movie other then that Christian Bale and John Hurt did an okay job given that they clearly had nothing to work with. Though it's interesting to look at Bale's performance in this and lay it beside his eerily comedic role in American Psycho, which came out only a year later. If you look at both performances side by side you can see that Bale has an incredible range.

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