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15: The Life and Death of Philip Knight (1993)

A teen, jailed in an adult prison in Britain, takes his own life in July 1990.

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Peter Kosminsky

Writer:

Jeremy Brock
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Daniel Newman Daniel Newman ... Philip Knight
Holly Aird ... Karen Painter
Terence Beesley ... Joe Dowdell
Angus Macfadyen ... David McBride
Gillian Hanna Gillian Hanna ... Margareth Knight
Tony Steedman ... Mr. Knight
Suzanne Bertish ... Margaret Harris
Polly Irvin Polly Irvin ... Kate Hawkins
Philip Jackson ... Stan Eastwood
John F. Landry John F. Landry ... Ken Edwards (as John Landry)
Loanna Monroe Loanna Monroe ... Jaqui Frost
Anna Bolt Anna Bolt ... Elizabeth Knight
Rupert Holliday-Evans ... Tom Jamieson
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Simon Knight
Robin Griffith Robin Griffith ... John Bendow
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A teen, jailed in an adult prison in Britain, takes his own life in July 1990.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Жизнь и смерть Филиппа Найта See more »

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Waller Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Extremely accurate depiction
30 November 2019 | by coleyemdeSee all my reviews

Having worked in the foster care system, I can attest to the accuracy of this movie. I'm not certain of the director and/or writer's connections to this area but it was obviously exceptionally well researched. I could literally follow along a path of this happening even this many years later, as Philip Knight and I would be the same age, and in different countries where the foster care and adoption system may be a little different but not very much according to this. My only negative is the freaking music in the background.


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