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Lamb (1985)

"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh ... See full summary »

Director:

Colin Gregg

Writers:

Bernard MacLaverty (novel), Bernard MacLaverty (screenplay)
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2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael Lamb
Harry Towb ... Priest
Hugh O'Conor ... Owen Kane
Frances Tomelty ... Mrs. Kane
Ian Bannen ... Brother Benedict
Ronan Wilmot ... Brother Fintan
Denis Carey Denis Carey ... Mr. Lamb
Eileen Kennally Eileen Kennally ... Neighbour Woman
David Gorry David Gorry ... O'Donnell
Andrew Pickering Andrew Pickering ... Murphy
Stuart O'Connor Stuart O'Connor ... O'Holloran
Ian McElhinney ... Maguire
Bernadette McKenna Bernadette McKenna ... Jeweller's Assistant
Jessica Saunders Jessica Saunders ... Bank Teller on Boat
Robert Hamilton Robert Hamilton ... Stranger at Holyhead
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Storyline

"Lamb" focuses on the relationship between Brother Michael Lamb (Liam Neeson), a teacher in a Roman Catholic-run institution for troubled boys in Ireland, and 10-year-old Owen Kane (Hugh O'Conor), the school's most unruly pupil. Dumped into the institution by his abusive mother, Owen is an incorrigible mess who smokes cigarettes, curses, wets his bed, picks fights and has epileptic seizures. Written by mrwarcriminal

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deixe-me Viver See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,070, 26 February 1995

Gross USA:

$5,076

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,076
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Liam Neeson has played Michael Lamb twice. Once in "Deception" and once in Lamb (1985). See more »

Soundtracks

Sharing Shearing
(uncredited)
Music by Johnny Hawksworth
Rouge Music Ltd
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A vortex of drama and humanism
6 November 2001 | by gbb1909See all my reviews

One of coldest, driest, most painful film ever made in England. A love story with sad irony, but no humorism. You will appreciate a young Liam Neeson, in one of his first effort as protagonist. And the lovely and desperate little Hugh O'Conor: he will face the priests' life again, as one of them,in Lasse Halstrom's CHOCOLAT (2000). A picture you'll never forget.


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