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Tom Brown's Schooldays (2005)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 1 January 2005
Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting ... See full summary »

Director:

David Moore

Writers:

Thomas Hughes (novel), Ashley Pharoah
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Julian Wadham ... Squire Brown
Alex Pettyfer ... Tom Brown
Stephen Fry ... Dr. Thomas Arnold
Jemma Redgrave ... Mary Arnold
Harry Michell Harry Michell ... East
Joseph Beattie ... Flashman
Clive Standen ... Brooke
Amanda Boxer ... Matron
Georgia Moffett ... Sally
Gerard Horan Gerard Horan ... Bill
Max Benitz ... Huband
Ben Tillett Ben Tillett ... Speedicot
Tom Allen ... Fothergill
John Carlisle John Carlisle ... Mr. Lampard
Stephen Boxer ... Mr. Smith
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Drama about life at Rugby School in Victorian England. The headmaster is fair but not effective and life is brutal for the young boys because of bullying and it's consequences. The acting and character development are good and the roles well cast. It's a good adaptation of the novel and was filmed at The Rugby School. Written by AbundantDay@hotmail.com

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi sholikes meres tou Tom Brown See more »

Filming Locations:

Lacock, Wiltshire, England, UK See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The characters in this film were based in part on actual people from the original author's own childhood, including versions of the brother of the author, and the author himself. See more »

Goofs

The film features several shots of Rugby School's Chapel, which wasn't built until 1875 - over thirty years after Thomas Arnold's death. See more »

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Version of Tom Brown's School Days (1940) See more »

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The Making of a Man
3 April 2005 | by John BaleSee all my reviews

This is the story of important 19th Century educationalist and Headmaster Dr.Thomas Arnold's effort to stamp out some of the less desirable traits in the exclusive Rugby School of that era, including bullying, gambling, and drinking. A well intentioned if sanitized version, a small pity the "good" boys all look so angelic and scrubbed up. In Alex Pettyfer we have a John Howard Davies lookalike. Davies played Tom Brown in the 1951 film, and Pip in David Lean's "Great Expectations". Overall its good clean fun and suited to television. Christopher Fry tries hard to bring some credibility to the Headmaster and largely succeeds, while Joe Beattie as the unpleasant bully Flashman is perhaps a little less effective. Not as dark as the novel suggests, often the lyrical settings are at odds the drama, certainly not a Dickensian approach. But full marks for trying to show the making of a man in Victorian England.


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