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Skellig: The Owl Man (2009)

Skellig (original title)
After moving with his family into a new home, a boy discovers a bird-like man living in the old garage on their property.

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(as Aj Jankel)

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(book), (screenplay)
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Skellig
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Louise
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Michael
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Dave
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Mina
Jermaine Allen ...
Leakey
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Coot
Edna Doré ...
Grace (as Edna Dore)
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Mr Hunt
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Mr Watson
Nickie Rainsford ...
Mina's Mother
Tameka Empson ...
Nurse 1
Lisa Zahra ...
Nurse 2
Keiron Self ...
Suited Man
Queenie Wren Dempsey ...
Baby Grace
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Unatheletic pre-teen schoolboy Michael is dragged to a new home in the countryside by his father Dave. Fitting in with new classmates is hard, but Michael bonds with protective jock Leakey and a fellow nerd nature lover. In a garden shed he discovers a strange, weak man with owl wings, who becomes a friend whom he helps regain strength and evacuates him to a tree house when father burns down the shed. Learning the 'owl man' is a rundown force of nature, Michael hopes he can help his baby sister's probably fatal medical condition. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated PG for thematic elements, some peril and language | See all certifications »

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12 April 2009 (UK)  »

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(at around 12 mins) Louise drops on the floor flower in pot along with her mobile. A few seconds later the mobile is on top of box again. See more »

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You Get What You Give
Composed by The New Radicals
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Compelling adaption of David Almonds masterpiece
14 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A beautiful and compelling movie...

I read the book when I was fourteen years old and never forgot it, in fact I loved it so much that I was determined to make a movie after it. Sadly this version was made first, but I'm not angry for it is truly a worthy adaption, I only wish it played in the cinema. Most kid movies nowadays are filled with rot and trash, this film however is packed with good morals and deep characters.

A must see for fans of the book and certainly for any child around or adult for that matter. David Almond should be proud and I hope this film moves into the public's eye, cause a better kids movie I have yet to watch. The graphics are perfect and the book to screenplay format works wonderfully. Tim Roth does an excellent job, who would have thought Ted the bellhop/Mr Orange could have acted as an angel/bird, well the awesome Taurus pulled his weight and shines. The children also are great, in fact the cast and crew together made an amazing film!

100 out 10


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