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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

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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Box Office

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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A powerful, thought provoking, well acted piece
10 January 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I found this a very well-rounded film. Fabulous performances given by all and in particular the young boy playing Liam. Not overly indulged with the writers opinions and not given so much information that the audience couldn't think for themselves. Nice visual touches and only 90 minutes long!


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