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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
Con O'Neill ... Dennis
Ioan Gruffudd ... Colin Smith
Jodie Whittaker ... Jackie
Rupert Friend ... Kevin Lewis
Alfie Allen ... Dominic
David O'Hara ... Terry
Tom Burke ... Mr. Hayes
Shirley Anne Field ... Margaret
Bernard Hill ... Uncle David
Denise Gough ... Patsy
Augustus Prew ... Teen Kevin
Kate Ashfield ... Madeline
James Fox ... Alan
Ralph Brown ... Gordon Peters
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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. The screenplay written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis is a faithful adaptation of the novel. Written by Mark Thomas

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,354
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Company Credits

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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Trivia

The level of abuse depicted in the film is considerably toned down from what was in the book. 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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Touched a few raw nerves.
30 August 2011 | by valleyjohnSee all my reviews

I absolutely hated the time when i was in my early to mid teens. I lived in a dreadful part of London and I went to a school that I absolutely hated. In fact most aspects of my life were not very good. The Kid is a film that charts the life of a lad who was brought up as a teenager at the same time as I was ( the early eighties) and who also had it rough.

This is a gritty, some would say dark , movie that pulls no punches. I loved this film simply because it reminded me a lot of the period it is set in and of small aspects of my own situation. I found this film moving extremely moving and it's a shame it seems to have been released under the radar of most people.

If you can get hold of The Kid I recommend you do. Your in for a rough ride!


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