Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. Written by
Did You Know?
The first day of filming at the South Oxhey housing estate outside of London was interrupted when the police discovered a body in the nearby woods. See more
A 1990s Volkswagen Transporter can be seen as Kevin pulls away from the care home, even though it's set in 1985. Various anachronistic cars can be seen throughout the film. See more
Written by 'KT Tunstall' and 'Dan Wilson'
Performed by 'KT Tunstall' See more