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The Winslow Boy (1999)

Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five ... See full summary »

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Matthew Pidgeon ...
Dickie Winslow
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Lana Bilzerian ...
Undermaid
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Violet
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John Watherstone
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Desmond Curry
Eve Bland ...
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Miss Barnes, Beacon Reporter
Perry Fenwick ...
Fred
Alan Polonsky ...
Mr. Michaels
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Early 20th century England: while toasting his daughter Catherine's engagement, Arthur Winslow learns the royal naval academy expelled his 14-year-old son, Ronnie, for stealing five shillings. Father asks son if it is true; when the lad denies it, Arthur risks fortune, health, domestic peace, and Catherine's prospects to pursue justice. After defeat in the military court of appeals, Arthur and Catherine go to Sir Robert Morton, a brilliant, cool barrister and M.P., who examines Ronnie and suggests that they take the matter before Parliament to seek permission to sue the Crown. They do, which keeps Ronnie's story on the front page and keeps Catherine in Sir Robert's ken. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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29 October 1999 (UK)  »

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El honor de los Winslow  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$80,553, 2 May 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,956,112, 31 October 1999
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Trivia

Actor Neil North, who played the First Lord of the Admiralty in this 1999 version, played Ronnie Winslow in the first film version of The Winslow Boy (1948). See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the cab window as Mr. Curry gets out. See more »

Quotes

Grace Winslow: You don't behave as if you are in love.
Catherine Winslow: How does one behave as if one is in love?
Arthur Winslow: [Looks at the book Catherine is reading] One doesn't read "The Social Evil and The Social Good." One reads Lord Byron.
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Version of The Winslow Boy (1948) See more »

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Very English, very Mamet, very good
27 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

In movies I really like, the quality they all possess is believable characters; they make me care about what happens to them. I think this movie clears that hurdle. Mamet's signature direction and dialogue are brought to life by a wonderful ensemble of actors. The plot is an interesting vehicle showing how an English family reacted when something bad happened to them and gives insight into a period when things were changing in English society. Changes that would lead to be tectonic shifts in British life like women's suffrage and a questioning of the government's infallibility.

I gave it an 8


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