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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)

A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.





Cast overview, first billed only:
Vivienne Jones
Joanna Ward ...
Jacqueline 'Jack' Jones
Jamie McIntosh ...
Poor Bastard
Jodie Smith ...
Richard Claxton ...
Steve Green
Mr. Loughborough
Gareth Tudor Price ...
Mr. Roundhead (as Gareth Tudor-Price)
Samantha Wheatley ...
Miss Charnwood
Mossie Smith ...
'Soft' Aunt Margaret
Ian Ross-Henderson ...
Dave 'Spanner' Spencer (as Joshua Henderson)
Vic's mum
Mick Jones ...
Fierce Man
Peter Pine ...

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The film is set in 1972. Jacqueline is 13 years old and a talented athlete in a Leicester school preparing for an athletics meet in a months time. She wants to become an adult before the meet, having difficulties in relationships with her single mother Vivienne, who refuses to show her daughter a photo of her black father and has problems committing to her lover Vic. Written by Anonymous

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Run Hard, Live Fast...and Don't Trip Up.


Comedy | Drama | Sport





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12 June 1998 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Um Mundo a Seus Pés  »

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Coming-of-age tale in Leicester, england.
12 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I really loved this movie. The lead Joanna Ward (Jack) was a delight to watch. I feel the director really showed the spirit of an energetic adolescent girl. How life is rushing at you, and how you are rushing to get through it. Adolescense that is. What I found most refreshing was that the movie's lead is a bi-racial adolescent. I just have not seen this at all in Hollywood movies. Also the music in this movie captured the mood of the 70's. I couldn't find the soundtrack. So, I went out and bought most of t-REX songs on the soundtrack. I liked them so much in the movie. I just happened upon this movie on cable. It is a small movie that really resonated with me.

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