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Wild Bill (2011)

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A street-toughened parole finds his two boys abandoned by their mum and fending for themselves. Time to step up, or not.

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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Wild Bill
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Sammy Williams ...
Jimmy
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Pill
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Steph
Rain Ryan ...
Baby George
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Adam
Peter McCabe ...
Roland
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Viktoras
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Jonas (as Rad Kaim)
Aaron Ishmael ...
Boz
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Roxy
Hardeep Singh Kohli ...
Raj
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Dickie
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Terry
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Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11- and 15-year-old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on. Although Dean the older boy has found a job and is doing his best to be a father to his younger brother Jimmy, the arrival of Bill brings them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his feckless dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. If there's one thing Bill doesn't want it's to go back to prison. He reluctantly agrees to stay for a week to help fool social services that the boys are being cared for. Having never really grown up himself, Bill quickly connects with Jimmy and, through this new bond, starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family, a place in the world. He is a father. However, their happy family set-up is short lived when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's dangerous... Written by Anonymous

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Дикий Билл  »

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Directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher. See more »

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Jimmy: What've we got for dinner?
Dean: Toast.
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References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Performed by Jackademus
Written by Jack Fletcher
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Master Recording Courtesy of Jackademus
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Excellent!...
27 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

Really well made with the first-time director making full use of his actors and their surroundings to make a film that is great to look at as well as being a well put together drama. All the main characters were excellently played by Charlie Creed-Mills, Will Poulter (who I last saw in the (also excellent) 'Son of Rambow'), the young Sammy Williams and Leo Gregory. I should also mention Liz White as Roxy and Charlotte Spencer as Steph; both did a great job also. A film with great emotional depth that doesn't over-play the drama too much and I have to admit I really enjoyed it!

SteelMonster's verdict: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

My score: 9.0/10.

You can find an expanded version of this review on my blog: Thoughts of a SteelMonster.


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