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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
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Leanne
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Lynda
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Mr. Whippy
Lee Turnbull ...
Stevie
Kevin Harvey ...
Mr. Skinner
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Chip Shop Woman
Sam Webb ...
Young Robbie (as Samuel Webb)
Sienna Jones ...
Newborn Baby Elliot
Mille Wortley ...
Elliot
Faith Wortley ...
Elliot
Joel Robinson ...
Elliot
Alan Stocks ...
Bill the Bookie
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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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27 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Baba Denen Çocuk  »

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When Robbie (Kyle Ward) stole the car, crew members stood nearby and squirted the car tyres with WD-40 to make the tyres squeal as it was being driven away by the stunt guy. See more »

Quotes

Robbie: [Gagging while changing a diaper] Fucking hell. What she feed ya?
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Smokers Outside the Hospital Door
Written by Smith, Urbanowicz, Leetch, and Lay
Performed by Editors
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A film about a boy neglected by his father out to prove he won't do the same!
6 December 2010 | by (Manchester, UK) – See all my reviews

This film is not something I would purposely seek out to watch, it isn't something that would catch my eye if I stumbled on the trailer, but it is something that I am glad to have been shown to. I only watched this as part of my exam preparation for Media Studies and I honestly think it is one of the most eye opening things I have ever seen. It covers issues that are very much alive today and really gets to the raw emotion of the situation Robbie is placed in. The film is incredibly well made and I seriously recommend that people go out and buy it, I promise that you will like it, even if you don't expect that you will. A Boy Called Dad proves the potential that independent film makers have and has blasted a massive hole in the market to be filled with feature films just like this that are hugely successful in doing what they do and are just as worthy of viewers as big Hollywood films we all go to see.


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