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The Wee Man (2013)

The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

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Bhrina Bache ...
Air Hostess
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Arthur Thompson
Hannah Blamires ...
WPC
Steven Borrie ...
Prison Officer
Lewis Brand ...
Prison Guard
Mark Burdis ...
Comedian
Nick Byatt ...
Prison Officer
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Party goer
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Paul Ferris
Chris Cowlin ...
Police Officer
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George
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Arthurs Cronie - Body Guard
Paul Donnelly ...
Bobby Glover
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Pub Singer
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Jimmy
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The true-life story of Paul Ferris.

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The film won the BAFTA Scotland Cineworld Audience Award at the 2013 British Academy Scotland Awards. See more »

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References The Godfather (1972) See more »

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Dead Mans Shoes
written and performed by Scott Peden. Courtesy of SM Records,
Copyright Scott Peden/SM Records 2012. From the Album, The Complete and Utter Confidence of Ignorance.
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One Sided
20 January 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Went to see this in the cinema and thought it would be hard hitting and exciting. Had high expectations but was really let down. Firstly, all the woman cast members were terrible. Acting left a lot to be desired and were wooden and frankly annoying. Stand out performance was from the actor who played Arthur Jr (Fat Boy.) Being from Glasgow- the accents were ridiculous- if you come from the South Side of Glasgow you don't talk like you are from Edinburgh. Some of the more violent scenes were quite good. The most annoying thing about this film was the portrayal of Paul Ferris. He was not a hero, he did not stab and scalp people because he was bullied as a child. He was a criminal and a thug. Its as if someone has listened to Paul Ferris' side of the story and not listened to anyone else. The film was mince. Would give this a miss if you are interested in the Glasgow Gangster scene as it does not ring true to what really happened.


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