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Like Father Like Son (2005)

Life for Dee Stanton is improving at every turn. Her legal career is blossoming and her boyfriend Dominic unexpectedly proposes to her. Things were very different 11 years ago when her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Somerset Prew ... Jamie Stanton
... Morag Tait
... Bethan Milne
Florence Bell ... Abi Taylor
... Dee Stanton
... Dominic Milne
Rosemary Williams ... Tess
... Rawsthorne
... Paul Barker
Pippa Haywood ... Mrs. Sutton
... Sergeant Renton
... D.I. Harkness
Daisy Ashford ... W.P.C. Ashford
Sarah Miller ... W.P.C. Miller
... P.C. Barriscale
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Life for Dee Stanton is improving at every turn. Her legal career is blossoming and her boyfriend Dominic unexpectedly proposes to her. Things were very different 11 years ago when her husband Paul was jailed for the brutal murders of four girls and Dee was hounded from her home. Dee has kept all this a secret from her 15-year-old son Jamie. Now he has discovered the truth about his father and demands to see him. Written by Anonymous

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What do you do if you discover you are the son of a serial killer ?


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The girls from the school that it was filmed at appeared as extras in the film. Because it was an all girls school (that it was filmed at), boys from Dr Challoner's Grammar School had to be brought in especially. See more »

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Fascinating look at the human condition
3 November 2009 | by See all my reviews

I thought this was quite an amazing production with many insights into the human condition. It was a very fair and brave attempt to show the importance of the family and how in the end true love wins the day. It is also a gripping thriller. While it was a little edgy at times this film had many deep insights. The son looks for an ideal father but his real father is a killer. The teacher is falsely accused, but makes a stand. The desire of the children is for that ideal family we all want. The mother battles to save her son - it's the classic struggle between the forces of evil and good. This is a brave movie because it doesn't fall prey to political correctness. It could also be used as an educational tool to show that the desire of us all is for a stable family, the very building block of a healthy society.


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