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The Wild Little Bunch (1973)

The 14 (original title)
"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

Director:

David Hemmings

Writer:

Roland Starke (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Wild ... Reg
June Brown June Brown ... The Mother
Liz Edmiston Liz Edmiston ... Sylvia
John Bailey ... Mr. Sanders
Diana Beevers Diana Beevers ... Miss Field
Alun Armstrong ... Tommy
Cheryl Hall ... Reena
Keith Buckley ... Mr. Whitehead
Anna Wing Anna Wing ... Mrs. Booth
Tony Calvin Tony Calvin ... Father Morris
Chris Kelly Chris Kelly ... Roy (as Christian Kelly)
Frank Gentry Frank Gentry ... Terry
Peter Newby Peter Newby ... Billy
Paul Daly Paul Daly ... Freddy
Richard Heywood Richard Heywood ... John (as Richard Heyward)
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Storyline

"The 14" or "Existance" has a mother of 14 children living in poor working class England falling sick and the children try to carry on as a family. Convincing acting from young actors raises this gritty tale above the horizon.

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They'll make you laugh. They'll make you cry. But you'll remember them for the rest of your life. See more »

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Wild Little Bunch See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

According to the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification), all known versions of this work were passed uncut. See more »

Quotes

Reg: Now look, me and me brother's have had a talk. You can take the little uns' to the farm. For a tryout. But then we've got all decide together. You understand?
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits epilogue: "And he who gives a child a treat, makes joy bells ring in Heaven's street; And he who gives a child a home, builds palaces in Kingdom come," John Masefield See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Kids Never Hurt Anybody at All
Composed by Biddu
Sung by Brian O'Shea (as Brian Keith)
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Well meaning but boring
15 September 2017 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

I found this film so boring that i turned it off well before the rend.It is difficult T9 understand why this was made as a film rather than à television drama.This type of film would have played to empty cinemas but would have attracted à reasonable audience on TV.Thé age of gritty realism hard long passed when this was released with On Thé Buses the box office champion.


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