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Liam (2000)

R | | Drama | 5 October 2001 (USA)
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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Storyline

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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5 October 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,600,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,399 (USA) (23 September 2001)

Gross:

$1,006,408 (USA) (9 December 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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aka "The Sash My Father Wore"
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Sung by a different woman at the New Year's gathering
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A sincere unique film with brilliant characters from Antony Burrows(liam) to Gema Loveday(Jane Samuels)
27 March 2001 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

I thought it was a very moving film, really got the viewer involved. Showed understanding and made you feel apart. It has it's good sense of humour, seriousness and reality. The characters were brilliant,I especially enjoyed the little boy who played Liam, (Antony Burrows) and I thought the Jewish Family (The Samuel's) were very good in particular. My favourite and best part of the film, I have to say was at the end, when the daughter at the Jewish House, Jane Samuels (Gema Loveday) takes on her dramatic scene. Overall, I highly recommend 'Liam' and congratulate all those which took part, thank you.


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