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Dead Cool (2004)

R | | Comedy | 1 September 2005 (UK)
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dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Geller Steven Geller ... David
Imogen Stubbs ... Henny
James Callis ... Josh
Aaron Taylor-Johnson ... George (as Aaron Johnson)
David Cohen David Cohen ... Rabbi
Liz Smith ... Liz
Patricia England Patricia England ... Granny
Leonard Dalrymple Leonard Dalrymple ... Young David
Daon Broni Daon Broni ... Juggler (as Daon Bruni)
Joseph Ashworth Joseph Ashworth ... 8 Year Old David
Gordon Warren Gordon Warren ... Rabbi (as Rev. Gordon Warren)
Kulvinder Ghir ... Doctor
Rosanna Arquette ... Deirdre
Anthony Calf ... Mark
Gemma Lawrence Gemma Lawrence ... Sue
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dead cool is the story of modern family relationships, as seen through the eyes of 15 year-old David. Six years after his dad dies in a car crash, David's mum moves in with the new man in her life. As the two families come together - complete with teenage step brothers and sisters, a crushingly acerbic granny and one feisty, American self-help guru ex-wife - David has fantasies of his father's ghost returning to disrupt the new step-family and test its survival. Written by Nick Cohen

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family relationships | ghost | See All (2) »

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Comedy

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 2005 (UK) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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£1,834,000 (estimated)
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Fantastic cast!
5 June 2005 | by bewitched_18See all my reviews

This was a really enjoyable feel good movie with a good British feel about it. The cast is its main sell though. Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction, Desperately Seeking Susan) glows on screen as Diedre a self help guru, whilst Imogen Stubbs (Sense and Sensability, Twelfth Night) James Callis (Bridget Jones I & II) and Liz Smith (The Royle Family, Vicar of Dibley) play a close knitted a very funny family. Check out Liz's bad wig! The film is centred around Steven Geller (Bootleg, Mike & Angelo), a very talented young actor who I'm sure we will be seeing a lot more of in the future. He plays a complex and demanding David exceptionally well, and in my opinion carries the movie. Overall I look forward to the DVD release, and would recommend Dead Cool to everyone.


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