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Director:
Writers:
Jonathan Trigell (novel)
Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)
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Release Date:
4 September 2008 (Singapore) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance?
Plot:
The story of a young ex-con Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a murder he committed as a child. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
12 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Boy A: a thought-provoking film See more (81 total) »

Cast

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Andrew Garfield ... Jack Burridge

Peter Mullan ... Terry

Siobhan Finneran ... Kelly
Alfie Owen ... Eric Wilson
Victoria Brazier ... Teacher

Skye Bennett ... Angela
Madeleine Rakic-Platt ... Schoolgirl

Josef Altin ... Bully
Dudley Brewis ... 2nd Bully
Leigh Symonds ... Eric's Dad
Maria Gough ... Eric's Mum
Taylor Doherty ... Philip Craig

Jeremy Swift ... Dave

Shaun Evans ... Chris
Carlene Hanson ... Waitress

Katie Lyons ... Michelle
James Young ... Zeb

Anthony Lewis ... Steve
John Catterall ... Man in Club
Tilly Vosburgh ... Shopkeeper
Philip Rowson ... Policeman (as Phil Rowson)
Luke Broughton ... Policeman
Paul-Michael Giblin ... Photographer
Helen Wilding ... Carol
Steven Pacey ... Prosecution Barrister
Jared Garfield ... Guy 1
Cyriack Stevenson ... Council Officer
Tom Cottle ... Reporter

Nathan Kershaw ... Reporter
Josh Moran ... Ticket Collector
Iris Sharples ... Woman in Train
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin L. Evans ... Dean (uncredited)
Jessica Mullins ... Catherine Thompson (uncredited)

Directed by
John Crowley 
 
Writing credits
Jonathan Trigell (novel)

Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)

Produced by
Sue Calverley .... line producer
Tally Garner .... producer
Lynn Horsford .... producer
Liza Marshall .... executive producer
Nick Marston .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paddy Cunneen 
 
Cinematography by
Rob Hardy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Lucia Zucchetti 
 
Casting by
Fiona Weir 
 
Production Design by
Jon Henson 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Hughes 
 
Set Decoration by
Anita Gupta 
Robert Wischhusen-Hayes 
 
Costume Design by
Julian Day 
 
Makeup Department
Sarah Campbell .... hair stylist
Sarah Campbell .... makeup artist
Janet Horsfield .... hair stylist
Janet Horsfield .... makeup artist
Juliet Jackson .... hair stylist
Juliet Jackson .... makeup artist
Jessica Taylor .... hair designer
Jessica Taylor .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Helen de Winter .... post-production supervisor
Kevin Jackson .... unit manager
Amanda Wasey .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Laura Coggan-Hulmes .... second assistant director (as Laura Coggan)
Gemma Nunn .... third assistant director
Dan Winch .... first assistant director
Jen Leng .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
Dominic Threlfall .... additional third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Caroline Barclay .... stand-by art director
Will Cann .... prop hand
Gareth Cousins .... assistant art director
David Ede .... scenic artist
Neil Glynn .... stand-by props
Patrick Henshaw .... dressing props
Tony Henshaw .... property master
Paul Mitchell .... prop hand
Susan Ross .... scenic artist
Kevin Smith .... stand-by carpenter
 
Sound Department
Antonia Bates .... dialogue editor
Owen Bleasdale .... foley recordist editor
Paula Boram .... foley artist
Paul Davies .... supervising sound editor
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound mixer
Christine Morton .... sound trainee
Chu-Li Shewring .... assistant sound editor
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Andrew Stirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Graeme Stoten .... adr recordist
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
David Turner .... sound project coordinator (as Dave Turner)
Justin Wilkinson .... sound maintenance engineer
Thom Berryman .... assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Thom Berryman .... sound transfer engineer (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Barney Jordan .... visual effects: The Farm
 
Stunts
Gary Connery .... stunt coordinator
Ben Cooke .... stunt performer
Aldonio Danny Freitas .... stunt performer (as Aldonio Freitas)
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Justin Pearson .... stunt performer
Charles Ramsay .... stunt performer (as Charlie Ramsey)
Andy Wareham .... stunt performer
William Willoughby .... stunt performer (as Will Willoughby)
Andy Wareham .... stunt double: Boy A @ 17 (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Richie Donnelly .... focus puller
Steve Gartside .... electrician
Richard Griffiths .... grip
Lee Howarth .... stand-by rigger
Tony Hughes .... electrician
Ian Jackson .... rigging gaffer
Wayne Mansell .... generator operator
Ed Miller .... still photographer
Daniel Nightingale .... camera assistant (as Dan Nightingale)
Daniel Nightingale .... camera trainee (as Dan Nightingale)
Matilda Smith .... clapper loader
Laurie Sparham .... still photographer
John Taylor .... Steadicam operator
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
William Tracey .... gaffer
Anthony Ward .... grip
David Williamson .... video playback operator
 
Casting Department
Shenaz Khan .... extras casting
Alice Searby .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shahida Day .... costume supervisor (as Shaida Day)
Victoria Lambe .... costume trainee
Jane Marcantonio .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Tonia Cohen .... negative checker: Reel Skill Film Cutting
Andrew Dearnley .... digital film supervisor
Ian Dood .... digital intermediate director of production: The Farm
Aidan Farrell .... colorist: The Farm
Marya Goga .... editorial administrator: Channel Four
Clyde Kellett .... on-line editor
David Klafkowski .... digital intermediate technical director: The Farm
Justin Lanchbury .... film transfer consultant
Alan Pritt .... film transfer coordinator
Fiona DeSouza .... first assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Simon Allen .... musician
Arthur Dick .... musician
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Paul Higgs .... musician
Steve Parr .... music re-recording mixer
Joe Townshend .... musician
 
Transportation Department
Dave Armforth .... driver: makeup truck
Andrew Devlin .... driver: costume truck
Matt Evans .... driver: camera truck
Craig Humphries .... transportation captain
Martin Koen .... driver: prop
 
Other crew
James Armitage .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Andrew Braithwaite .... paramedic
Marianne P. Buckland .... legal and compliance: Channel Four
Andrew Buglass .... floor runner
Stephen Cheers .... location scout
Julie Clyne .... paramedic
Marti Consibee .... chef
Anna Davis .... finance director: Cuba Pictures
Craig Dickson .... head of legal: Cuba Pictures
Jeremy Gawade .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Tammy Gouldesbrough .... chaperone
Claire Harrison .... assistant accountant
Elaine Harrison .... production accountant
Julie Hodgson .... chaperone
Rachel Jones .... production secretary
Valerie Jones .... chaperone
John Kerron .... title designer: The Farm
Helene Lenszner .... location manager
Colin Lewin .... finance director: Cuba Pictures
Shelley Love .... choreographer
Paul McCallister .... clips: Channel Four
Bronwyn McConville .... assistant to commercial affairs: Channel Four
Sarah McWhinney .... finance director: Cuba Pictures
Christos Michaels .... production legal services
Alison Morrison .... chef
James Muirhead .... location scout
Claire Newton .... assistant location manager
Rebecca O'Connor .... commercial affairs: Channel Four
Claire Oakley .... assistant: John Crowley
Tracey Pearce .... chaperone
Natasha Pilbrow .... legal services: Lee & Thompson
Sue Bruce Smith .... commercial development: Channel Four, Film4 (as Sue Bruce-Smith)
Hilary Stewart .... commercial affairs: Channel Four
Emma Thomas .... script supervisor
Selina Ukwuoma .... finance director: Cuba Pictures
Kathryn Williams .... head of commercial affairs: Channel Four
Jenny Winston .... runner
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use
Runtime:
106 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In a retrospective scene young Eric and his friend Philip are walking around impersonating Spider-Man shooting web and swinging along the street. Andrew Garfield, the actor playing old Eric/ Jack, is Peter Parker/Spider-Man in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).See more »
Quotes:
Jack Burridge:Jack
Terry:What?
Jack Burridge:That's the name I want.
Terry:[slowly] Okay...
Jack Burridge:Jack
Terry:Well, that's the first thing taken care of.
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Movie Connections:
References "Lost" (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
The WarningSee more »

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Boy A: a thought-provoking film, 6 April 2009
Author: pom-pidou from France

Since the very beginning of the movie, I have been touched by Andrew Garfield's actor's game: he performs a very endearing character. In addition to that he is really handsome! His performance touched me deep inside because of the lot of emotion it conveys. This film perfectly shows that it is very difficult to forget our past, especially when our past is a troubled one. The sentence "you can run away from your past but your past can't run away from you" is a very beautiful one and perfectly defines the spirit of this film.

From my point of view, this film is perfect; it is one of the best movies I have ever seen! It is flawless in everything: good plot, good actors and actresses, good director, etc. That is why I praised this film to all my family and all my friends. Even if after watching the movie I felt very sad.

I hate the part when Jack is dancing in a schizophrenic way. I think it is weird and disappointing to see him like that even if it emphasizes the fact that this boy feels very bad. Personally I think this scene is very thought-provoking, perhaps it is just a way to keep my good opinion about Jack...

I like Jack's love story with Michelle: they are so cute. I think there is so much tenderness between them. This love story puts the stress on the fact that Jack really wants to build up a new life and readjust to society. This film deals with the truth too. Are we supposed to say everything to our friends or is sometimes lying good? It is a good question! However, I was very disappointed by the end of the movie. I can't understand why Jack commits suicide because I wanted a good ending for him! I think he has paid enough for his crime. But no one can stop him from feeling guilty all his life... Nonetheless his suicide puts the stress on the fact he has no choice and it makes this film very emotional.

All these elements make me think that Boy A is a stunning achievement and a moving gem!

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The only film to make me cry in a long time. doublem1
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The girlfriend uneccecarily conceited? polkabike
What's the problem with Terry's son? lauragrace-848-642337
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