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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 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 Val Doonican
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Captivating and Real!
10 August 2009 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

Director Brian Percival manages to maintain an even keel between the social relevance of teenage pregnancy and keeping the audience grounded in a young boy's innocence.

Following this personal journey from boyhood to fatherhood is a captivating and precious experience that is sure to tug on your heartstrings.

Julie Rutterford's dialogue is spot-on and the acting is brilliant. Ian Hart gives a great performance as Robbie's dead-beat dad and Kyle Ward (14-year old Robbie) brings a genuine honesty and reality to this film.

This intimate drama is not to be missed and a story that should never to be forgotten.


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