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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.


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



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Director: Dexter Fletcher


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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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Directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher. See more »


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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Written by Jack Fletcher
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Dind't expect much and I'm really happy I saw it.
20 July 2012 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

I must say, this is my first movie review ever, and that was the movie which made me do so.

Plot made me to really get into story and kept me hooked from beginning.

It was really well and acted. Cast did just awesome job especially parts they had to show characters emotions. I haven't seen a good British drama since "Harry Brown"

So if you are person who loves dramas which bring up a lot emotions and makes you put yourself in characters position, I Definitely recommend this film. I give it 9/10.

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