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The Kid (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 September 2010 (UK)
About Kevin Lewis who grew up in poverty but survived to make a better life for himself and his family.

Director:

Nick Moran

Writers:

Kevin Lewis (screenplay), Nick Moran (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natascha McElhone ... Gloria
Ioan Gruffudd ... Colin Smith
Jodie Whittaker ... Jackie
Alfie Allen ... Dominic
Rupert Friend ... Kevin Lewis
Tom Burke ... Mr. Hayes
David O'Hara ... Terry
James Fox ... Alan
Bernard Hill ... Uncle David
Ralph Brown ... Gordon Peters
Kate Ashfield ... Madeline
Denise Gough ... Patsy
Augustus Prew ... Teen Kevin
Niamh Cusack ... 1980 School Nurse
Con O'Neill ... Dennis
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Storyline

Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. Written by Mark Thomas

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Дитя See more »

Filming Locations:

Croydon, London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£22,974 (United Kingdom), 20 September 2010, Limited Release
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Production Co:

Tin House Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The first day of filming at the South Oxhey housing estate outside of London was interrupted when the police discovered a body in the nearby woods. See more »

Goofs

A 1990s Volkswagen Transporter can be seen as Kevin pulls away from the care home, even though it's set in 1985. Various anachronistic cars can be seen throughout the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in Breakfast: Episode dated 13 September 2010 (2010) See more »

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Boy
Written by 'KT Tunstall' and 'Dan Wilson'
Performed by 'KT Tunstall'
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Surprisingly good
4 September 2010 | by mr manSee all my reviews

I watched a screening of this movie at a film festival, and had no expectations prior to watching the movie. At first, i was stunned by the incredible soundtrack which really adds to the movie. "The Kid" is beautifully shot, and the story is compelling and full of emotion. I was lucky to see this movie early on, and I recommend it to most people. Especially the cast is very well casted. The characters are believable, and you grow to love them (and in some cases hate them), and to me, this is what great acting is about. You start to care for the character, especially knowing that it's based on a true story

Amazing movie with great actors, Worth seeing even if you are not a big fan of the genre


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