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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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Walk Tall
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Written by Val Doonican
Performed by Ian Hart
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Worth seeing- great Performances
1 July 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Saw this film as part of the Best of the Fest in Edinburgh Film Festival. Whilst it has its flaws (particularly re the lack of representation of any real women characters) this is more than made up for by main story (which focuses on the Dads) which 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. Definitely worth seeing especially if you have kids or intend to have them and fancy a cry!


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