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Owd Bob (1998)

Not Rated | | Family, Drama | 17 February 1998 (Argentina)
Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
James Cromwell ... Adam MacAdam
Colm Meaney ... Keith Moore
Jemima Rooper ... Maggie Moore
John Benfield ... Blake
Anthony Booth ... Tammas
Dermot Keaney ... Peter
Moira Brooker ... Heather Moore
Anna Keaveney Anna Keaveney ... Janet MacPherson
Dylan Provencher Dylan Provencher ... David Roberts
Paul Moulton Paul Moulton ... Constable Jack
Len Hulme Len Hulme ... Doctor Southam
Pam Smith Pam Smith ... Mrs. Stewart
Liz Peters Liz Peters ... Barmaid
Jo Hulme Jo Hulme ... Trophy Presenter
Alan Barker Alan Barker ... Reporter
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Recently orphaned in America, teenager David Roberts must spend the summer with grumpy maternal grandfather Adam MacAdam, whom he never met, on his sheep-farm on the Isle of Man. Both long for the end of the summer, having nothing in common but their love for dogs, notably Adam's precious champion sheepdog Bob. David strikes a friendship with Maggie, the sassy daughter of friendly neighbor Keith Moore, but Adam hates that family on account of an old canine competition-related tragedy. Other neighbors suspect Bob and the Moore's dog of the recent series of nocturnal sheep-kills. Written by KGF Vissers

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Family | Drama

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Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

17 February 1998 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

A Competição See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Man

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

This movie is based on an a 1898 children's book of the same name (also called Bob, Son of Battle in the USA) by Alfred Olivant. See more »

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Remake of Owd Bob (1924) See more »

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The movie made me want to visit Isle of Man
29 December 2005 | by mzhu_2003See all my reviews

I happened to watch OWD BOB on TV last night and I was very glad to find out that it's an English movie after I was convinced that the girl Maggie has very English accent( London accent actually). I had lived in England for three years and it's a shame that I didn't visit Isle of Man. The scene in the movie was beautiful and peaceful. It reminds me of Isle of Skye which I visited this summer. The movie was about quiet countryside life but it didn't bore me. James Cromwell was brilliant as an old withdrawn farmer. I thought the character was in his sixties, but I found out on internet that he's only 57 when the film was made.

I don't think the movie has shown much about the dog Owd BOB. It's more about the relationship between the grandfather and grandson, and people's feeling about each other. The movie doesn't have much dialogue, but we could feel what they were thinking. The movie has some little mistakes, but generally it's a good touching film that make me think.

I wish that I would go back to UK and visit the island one day.


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