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The Scouting Book for Boys (2009)

When David discovers that his best friend Emily is being forced to leave their caravan park home, he agrees to help her to run away. But after their plan starts to unravel, secrets come to light that transform his life in ways he never imagined.

Director:

Tom Harper

Writer:

Jack Thorne
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Turgoose ... David
Holliday Grainger ... Emily
Ruth Wellman Ruth Wellman ... Mrs. Fry
Ewen MacIntosh ... Charlie
Ann Elsley Ann Elsley ... Lucy
Rafe Spall ... Steve
Susan Lynch ... Sharon
Lorraine Bruce ... Betty
Tony Maudsley ... Jim
Candice Manning Candice Manning ... Candice
Ellen Hussey Ellen Hussey ... Woman at Karaoke
Susan Earl Susan Earl ... WPC
Steven Mackintosh ... DI Kertzer
Michael Webber Michael Webber ... Rambler
Stewart Bevan Stewart Bevan ... Frank
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Storyline

Best friends David and Emily enjoy their carefree life in a coastal caravan park. When they learn that Emily is being forced to move away, David he agrees to help her hide out in a remote cave on the beach. Emily's absence soon becomes complicated, as David watches the effect on her family and police suspect one of their neighbors of involvement. When Emily tells David the real reason she wants to hide, his world is shattered. With his complex feelings for Emily growing stronger due to their shared hidden existence, David takes action. Written by Amandaod

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Release Date:

19 March 2010 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Drágaságom See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

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Celador Films, Pathé See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 18 March 2010 (2010) See more »

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Promised so much but delivered so little
22 March 2010 | by Karen-tSee all my reviews

Unbelievable storyline, unbelievable characterisation and poor acting (apart from the young lad who played David). There really isn't much else that can be said about this film apart from the fact that it could be deemed as good if viewers do not question any of the many discrepancies and unrealistic situations the storyline provides.

I also found it insulting to caravan folk. There wasn't one likable character amongst the people in this film, who choose to live an alternative lifestyle. Every character was flawed in some way. A negative and insulting misrepresentation of people who live on caravan parks.


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