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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 »

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Colin Gregg

Writers:

Bernard MacLaverty (novel), Bernard MacLaverty (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Liam Neeson ... Michael Lamb
Harry Towb ... Priest
Hugh O'Conor ... Owen Kane
Frances Tomelty 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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"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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 1986 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Deixe-me Viver See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

The film was released five years after its source novel, of the same name, by Bernard MacLaverty, had been published. MacLaverty also penned the screenplay for the movie. See more »

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Driving to the Edge of Time
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Worst film ever.
4 December 2002 | by gmbeuropeSee all my reviews

I watched this film after reading the book and all I can say is "Worst film ever". The book was actually better then the film and I (and many others) would rate the book as also the worst book ever to be published.

The film seems to overlook all the detail in the book that you need in order to truly develop the characters and allow you to feel in any way pity for them. I would strongly advise against watching this movie.


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