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Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »

Director:

Angela Pope

Writers:

Neville Bolt (story), Paula Milne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bould Sam Bould ... Oliver Wyatt
Martin Donovan ... Martyn Wyatt
Ian Hart ... Tom Dixon
Joely Richardson ... Hannah Wyatt
Jason Flemyng ... Frank Donally
Shaheen Khan Shaheen Khan ... Dr. Razmu
Kelly Hunter ... Jamie's Mother
Tim Crouch Tim Crouch ... Site Foreman
Jane Hill Jane Hill ... Record Shop Girl
Glen Hammond Glen Hammond ... Unemployed Youth
Simon Chandler ... Mr. Bugler
Dilys Hamlett ... School Nurse
Andy Rashleigh ... Dr. Ian Slater
David Calder ... Martin's Lawyer
Maeve Murphy ... Sgt. Curtis
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Storyline

Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and his new lover Tom claiming to have been beaten up by boys in the park. After another incident, Martin puts two and two together and comes to the conclusion that Frank has been beating Oliver without Hannah's knowledge. Martin then begins a long courtroom custody battle to win back his son. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Something has come between Hannah and Martin that will change their lives forever. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including child abuse, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Germany | Spain | France

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Believe Me See more »

Filming Locations:

Bath, Somerset, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$62,818, 4 May 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

A crew member can be seen in a mirror in the hallway when Dr. Wyatt goes through the hall, and up the stairs in Ollie's school and the other school boys are coming down the stairs. When the crew member turns his head toward the camera position, you can see he's wearing headphones. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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But Not For Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Elvis Costello
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TOUCHING STORY/SOLID SCRIPT
7 January 2002 | by Mitch-38See all my reviews

Potent and moving drama, finely performed and well told. The screenplay is solid, and flows realistically, without melodramatic histrionics or overt manipulation of the viewer.

The difficult and horrendous subject of child abuse, is intelligently handled, and still evokes a stunning portrayal. Angela Pope directs the film and its characters through many subjects that could involve several films, let alone one. The screenplay is sharp, the actors carry out great performances. Rarely, in a movie, have gay characters been shown to be so human, not a pasted cliche.

Don't miss this fine motion picture. Highly recommended.


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