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Liam (2000)

 -  Drama  -  23 January 2001 (UK)
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A family falls into poverty during the Depression.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dad
Claire Hackett ...
Mum
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Liam
David Hart ...
Con
Megan Burns ...
Teresa
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Mrs. Abernathy
Russell Dixon ...
Father Ryan
Julia Deakin ...
Auntie Aggie
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Uncle Tom
Bernadette Shortt ...
Lizzie
David Carey ...
Lizzie's husband
David Knopov ...
Mr. Samuels
Jane Gurnett ...
Mrs. Samuels
Gema Loveday ...
Jane Samuels
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David
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A morality tale of xenophobia, religious prejudice, mob violence, poverty, and their effect on two children in Liverpool during the Depression. When a shipyard closes, Liam and Teresa's dad loses his job. Liam, who's about 8, making his first Holy Communion, gets a regular dose of fire and brimstone at church. Teresa, about 13, has a job as a maid to the Jewish family that owns the closed shipyard. The lady of that house is having an affair, and Teresa becomes an accomplice. Liam stutters terribly, especially when troubled. Dad comes under the sway of the Fascists, who blame cheap Irish labor and Jewish owners. A Molotov cocktail brings things to a head. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for some nudity and language | See all certifications »
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23 January 2001 (UK)  »

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Budget:

£1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,399 (USA) (21 September 2001)

Gross:

$1,006,408 (USA) (7 December 2001)
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Remember PONETTE? Here's Another Jewel of Child Acting!
5 June 2001 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

While the character young actor, Anthony Borrows, plays in this movie is apparently seven years old, Borrows himself seems to be no older than five or six. That's what--kindergarten age? As in "Ponette", I can hardly believe that these youngsters are "acting". I can't "catch" them acting! They are completely believable and their hearts and minds flash in fully-translated expression across their faces.

Even animals in movies show their training. These child-actors do not!

You should consider seeing this movie, if only to witness the amazing performance given by young Borrows!


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