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The Kid (2010)

 -  Drama  -  17 September 2010 (UK)
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About Kevin Lewis who grew up in poverty but survived to make a better life for himself and his family.

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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 Mark Thomas

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The skinhead in the black bomber jacket seen to be cheering on the "the kid" in his fight against the dreadlocked man, is also seen to be carrying off the losing fighter after the fight. Why would he be associated with someone he wasn't backing. See more »

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While the film is set in the mid-80s,when Kevin and his friend are in the alleyway selling the hire purchase car, a red bus with a partially obscured advert for the film Terminator Salvation on the side can be seen. See more »

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Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Surprisingly good
4 September 2010 | by See all my reviews

I watched a screening of this movie at a film festival, and had no expectations prior to watching the movie. At first, i was stunned by the incredible soundtrack which really adds to the movie. "The Kid" is beautifully shot, and the story is compelling and full of emotion. I was lucky to see this movie early on, and I recommend it to most people. Especially the cast is very well casted. The characters are believable, and you grow to love them (and in some cases hate them), and to me, this is what great acting is about. You start to care for the character, especially knowing that it's based on a true story

Amazing movie with great actors, Worth seeing even if you are not a big fan of the genre


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