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

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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Rupert Friend learned to box under the guidance of former WBO World middleweight and super middleweight champion, Steve Collins. See more »

Goofs

While the film is set in the mid-80s,when Kevin and his friend are in the alleyway selling the hire purchase car, a red bus with a partially obscured advert for the film Terminator Salvation on the side can be seen. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #14.29 (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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