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Gone Fishing (2008)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 11 July 2008 (USA)
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The touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught.

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Chris Jones

Writer:

Chris Jones
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Paterson ... Old Bill
Devon Murray ... Young Bill
James Wilson James Wilson ... Simon
Lin Blakley Lin Blakley ... Emily
Ruth Gemmell ... Imogen
Eric Bailey Eric Bailey ... George
Lucy Joyce Lucy Joyce ... Young Emily
Richard Syms ... Vicar
Harry Still Harry Still ... Boy in Church
Benjamin Fogwill Benjamin Fogwill ... Little Boy
Olivia Haysman Olivia Haysman ... Girl on Bridge
David Haysman David Haysman ... Boy on Bridge
Derek Walker Derek Walker ... Hearse Driver
Rob Goodwin Rob Goodwin ... Fisherman
Rector Rector ... Old Bill's Dog
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The touching story of a boy and old man coming to terms with bereavement through their shared love of fishing, and the legend of Goliath, the biggest pike ever caught.

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Short | Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

£7,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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9 April 2009 | by ImTylerDurdenSee all my reviews

I cannot believe that so much pure excellence was crammed into less than 15 minutes of film. It's simply a masterpiece, lovingly crafted, beautifully shot, perfectly acted. I rarely gush over a film but in this case I have to. It's a touching story of an old man and his young relative reminiscing on the day of a funeral about the day in the old man's past where he took on a legendary giant pike in a nearby lake. How this is told and played out takes you on story that is filled with humour and many rich and unexpected moments. It left me with a great warm and uplifted feeling, some two hour films costing millions easily fail to do that. The art of the short film needs to be rediscovered.


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