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Tom & Thomas (2002)

A young boy empath who feels the pain and experiences of another is dismissed as having an imaginary friend. Then the two meet and the adventure begins as the discovery of their mutual history unfolds.


Esmé Lammers


Esmé Lammers

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... Tom / Thomas (as Aaron Johnson)
Sean Bean ... Paul Sheppard
Inday Ba ... Celia Scofield
Bill Stewart Bill Stewart ... Finch
Sean Harris ... Kevin
Derek de Lint ... Mr. Bancroft
Geraldine James ... Miss Tromp
Jonathan Schwerzmann Jonathan Schwerzmann ... Older Boy
Romaine Fagin Romaine Fagin ... Funny Boy
Victoria Hasted Victoria Hasted ... Miss Hogan
Ravin J. Ganatra Ravin J. Ganatra ... Mr. Bahiti (as Ravin J. Granatra)
Anil Douglas Anil Douglas ... Bruce
Leagh Conwell Leagh Conwell ... Harold
Doortje Peters Doortje Peters ... Debby
Mike Dowling Mike Dowling ... Police Officer 1


Living in different environments and without actually knowing each other, the nine-year-old boys Tom and Thomas have always been aware of the other's existence. At the time they finally meet Tom is on the run from some child smugglers who operate their business from his boy's home. The smugglers mistake Thomas for Tom and attempt to get him out of the country on a plane. Tom, who has no intention of losing his brother, finds himself in the middle of a smuggling operation and it takes all his efforts to reunite with his brother and bring the family together. Written by Keith Rogers

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for threatening situations, thematic elements and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Netherlands | UK



Release Date:

24 January 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Széttéphetetlen kötelék See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Sean Bean and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, respectively, have both portrayed Count Vronsky in Anna Karenina at one point. See more »

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Great to See Sean Bean Being a Dad and NOT Dying at the End!
2 November 2012 | by msteven7See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Sean Bean - from his snarly villains to his hero/anti-hero roles - and I'm working through all of his films one by one. It's a pleasure to see him play an ordinary man coping with loss and a rambunctious son who has an "imaginary" friend. Sean is tender and bemused and distracted and hits every note of perplexing parenthood just right. I do wish he'd play more of these sympathetic roles - in fact, I think he could do comedy quite beautifully, but that might be the die-hard fan in me talking. Aaron Taylor-Johnson is wonderful in his first film role and cleverly switches accents and characters with great ease. Inday Ba was a find for me too - believable and stunning - what a shame she passed away in 2005. The villains have just the right amount of sleaze and downright evil to make you want to boo out loud. The film made me smile and was such an unexpected pleasure that I really would like to give it a 7.5. Too bad it wasn't more widely released.

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