The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Jonathan Trigell (novel), Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Jack Burridge
Peter Mullan ... Terry
Siobhan Finneran ... Kelly
Alfie Owen Alfie Owen ... Eric Wilson
Victoria Brazier Victoria Brazier ... Teacher
Skye Bennett ... Angela
Madeleine Rakic-Platt Madeleine Rakic-Platt ... Schoolgirl
Josef Altin ... Bully
Dudley Brewis Dudley Brewis ... 2nd Bully
Leigh Symonds Leigh Symonds ... Eric's Dad
Maria Gough Maria Gough ... Eric's Mum
Taylor Doherty Taylor Doherty ... Philip Craig
Jeremy Swift ... Dave
Shaun Evans ... Chris
Carlene Hanson Carlene Hanson ... Waitress
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Storyline

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Who Decides Who Gets A Second Chance? See more »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Film debut of Andrew Garfield. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: [about Jack's local hero news in the paper] Hey hero! Look what I've got!
Jack Burridge: [embarrassed] Horrible, horrible.
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Sexiest Man In Jamaica
Performed by Mint Royale
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Go and see it, you won't regret
21 September 2008 | by danko-rozicSee all my reviews

This is a real gift. It's a gift in the times when Hollywood bombing us with an enormous amount of bad movies,and it's a gift of acting, specially the acting of Andrew Garfield. IMHO,the movie absolutely deserved every award and nomination. So,I give nine stars,not because we have another classic, but because it shows to Hollywood how to make a good movie.

P.S.

It is not necessary to write a bible about this movie. To much talking about a plot will make it less interesting for the spectator and that no one wants.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

Boy A See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,024, 27 July 2008

Gross USA:

$113,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,202,375
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Company Credits

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Cuba Pictures, Film4 See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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