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A Boy Called Dad (2009)

 -  Drama  -  27 June 2011 (USA)
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When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Ward ...
Robbie
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Joe
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Nia
Sacha Parkinson ...
Leanne
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Lynda
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Mr. Whippy
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Stevie
Kevin Harvey ...
Mr. Skinner
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Chip Shop Woman
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Young Robbie (as Samuel Webb)
Sienna Jones ...
Newborn Baby Elliot
Alan Stocks ...
Bill the Bookie
Faith Wortley ...
Elliot
Mille Wortley ...
Elliot
Edward Miller ...
Robbie's Mate
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When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood. Written by Anonymous

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"All I ever wanted was a dad. Instead I got a son..."

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The scene with Kyle Ward driving the car was filmed in Giltbrook Industrial Park. It was a hatchback car; the rear parcel shelf was removed and two or three crew members were crammed in the back with a big boom mike and with a small amount of camera and sound equipment. The car was stationary, as Kyle Ward wasn't old enough to drive. Crew members stood around the car, gently bouncing it up and down to give the appearance of the car being driven. Two crew members used waving boards to make the cloud shadows appear and disappear from the outside surface of the car. See more »

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Written by Smith, Urbanowicz, Leetch, and Lay
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Beautifully shot film & captivating storyline!
25 October 2010 | by (Merseyside) – See all my reviews

First saw this film at the opening night of the Wirral Film Festival in Merseyside. This film is excellent, & is moving and captivating and the performance of newcomer Kyle Ward (Robbie) alongside Ian Hart as his Dad. The film centres upon fatherhood and whether the chain of bad dads can be broken by Robbie. His interaction with his young baby son, inspired by his own treatment by his dad is especially moving, as is the reaction of the Welsh girl (Nia) he meets on the run with her own father. There are beautiful artistic camera shots of the countryside, Definitely worth seeing especially if you have kids or intend to have them and fancy a cry!


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