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Speak Like a Child (1998)

A married couple meets up with an old friend. It is revealed that the three had become close friends at a home for children. Flashbacks develops their relationship and their sharing of ... See full summary »

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Billy, Age 30
Richard Mylan ...
Sammy, Age 30
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Ruby, Age 30
Daniel Newman ...
Billy, Age 14
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Sammy, Age 14
Alison Mac ...
Ruby, Age 14
Carla Henry ...
Dorothy
Gavin Green ...
Bernie
Emma Armitage ...
Katy
Tim Bird ...
David
Dawn Fletcher ...
Betty
Adam Moran ...
Freddy Banes
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Bobby Banes
Tracy Emmerton ...
Sally
Katie Clibbon ...
Sarah
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A married couple meets up with an old friend. It is revealed that the three had become close friends at a home for children. Flashbacks develops their relationship and their sharing of everything. It is revealed that the single man wants the couple to move in with him. The woman, who is pregnant, reveals she is ready to dump her husband and begin a relationship with the other man. But all are bothered by some distant past secret. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Swim Through Love's Tears
Written by Adrian Thomas
Performed by Adrian Thomas
Vocals by Chloe LeFaye
Guitars by Pete Dixon
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Masterly description of the relationship of the trio
10 December 1999 | by (Hong Kong) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in Köln in the Verzaubert Film Festival. In the first 15 minutes or so, I was not very impressed by the film: Some scenes of Sammy's painful memories were too dramatic and they came before anything was told about him. But as the films went on, we saw the relationship between Billy and Sammy developed. The threesome felt natural, which was one of the best things the film achieved. The tension between the 3 when they met again 12 years afterwards was another. The hurt and the struggle inside the grown-up Billy really gripped my heart. The film may not be perfect but it is one of those films that makes you want to watch it again.


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