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Care (2000)

A troubled boy (Steven Mackintosh) endures physical abuse by the staffers at a children's home.

Director:

Antonia Bird
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Mackintosh ... Davey
Jaye Griffiths Jaye Griffiths ... Elaine
Maria Pride Maria Pride ... Pauline
Charlotte Cornwell Charlotte Cornwell ... Joanne Hallows
Lynn Hunter ... Angela
Richard Harrington ... Tony Collins
Huw Davies Huw Davies ... DC Price
William Ivory William Ivory ... DS Devlin
Andrew Seear Andrew Seear ... Weber
David Sibley David Sibley ... Cashman
Jerome Willis ... Judge
Simon Ludders ... Clerk of the Court
Jason W. May Jason W. May ... Older Terry (as Jason May)
Gareth Potter Gareth Potter ... Older Boy
Helen Griffin ... Pauline's Mum
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Storyline

15-year old Davey Younger is sent to Glenavon care home for boys in Wales where he is subjected to sexual abuse by two of the staff and a visiting magistrate. The adult Davey, married with children, is approached by television journalist Elaine Hughes after sympathetic councillor Tony Collins has ordered an investigation into the historic abuse but Davey is reluctant to dig up the past that he has kept from his wife. Arrests are made but Davey is convinced that any allegations against the magistrate will not be believed. However he agrees to testify against him in court, though the result is not to everybody's advantage. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Afrontando el pasado See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Features Fawlty Towers (1975) See more »

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Road Rage
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Mackintosh and Bird deserve every plaudit.
13 January 2004 | by id247See all my reviews

I watched this film for the first time on Polish TV last night, and it blew me away.

I've been an admirer of Steven Mackintosh's performances for many years, but this is his tour-de-force.

Like many people director Antonia Bird caught my attention in 1994 when Bird was premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Together Bird and Mackintosh, well supported by an excellent cast, create a harrowing, shocking and nerve-shattering drama that only us Brits could make with such brutal honesty.

Well done all of you involved. 10/10


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