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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 »

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Prominently in the background on the corrugated fence in front of the family home is graffiti for Roxy Music and Brian Eno. Given their debut album came out in June 1972, and the film came out in June 1973, this must be one of the group's earliest mention on film. See more »

Quotes

Reena: I'm gonna have me lots more kid's. Kid's never hurt anybody did they?
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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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Saddened by the death of Jack Wild
6 August 2011 | by tvdirector1See all my reviews

This is not so much a review of the film "The 14" it's more a report on how shocked I was when I read that Jack Wild had died, and HOW he died - very sad. I work for Channel Nine in Sydney, Australia and this film was aired on their GEM network which shows a lot of old and sometimes obscure movies. If you want to watch a well made and moving film then this is it. Apart from the performances I think the Directing by David Hemmings is superb.

I read recently that Jack Wild sent an open letter to Daniel Radcliffe warning him of the perils of becoming a child star. I hope he heeds his warning.


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