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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
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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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 »

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Robbie: [Gagging while changing a diaper] Fucking hell. What she feed ya?
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Everything You Need
Written by Ilhan Sadi Adem
Performed by Adem
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Beautiful film.
14 November 2011 | by (Manchester, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A Boy Called Dad is a truly amazing film about family, love and responsibility.

Shot fantastically well with a great realist look, along with some amazing acting performances from Ian Hart and especially from the young Kyle Ward in his first feature film role which at times was very subtle and touching.

A true inspiration, this is a brilliant low budget independent UK film which will definitely tug at the heartstrings with an ending which will leave you asking questions. I would recommend adding this touching film to your DVD collection as a guarantee everybody will enjoy it.


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