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A Boy Called Dad (2009)

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All fourteen-year-old Robbie ever wanted was a Dad. Instead he gets something very different... a son.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyle Ward Kyle Ward ... Robbie
Ian Hart ... Joe
Charlene McKenna ... Nia
Sacha Parkinson ... Leanne
Louise Delamere ... Lynda
Steve Evets ... Mr. Whippy
Lee Turnbull Lee Turnbull ... Stevie
Kevin Harvey Kevin Harvey ... Mr. Skinner
Crissy Rock ... Chip Shop Woman
Sam Webb Sam Webb ... Young Robbie (as Samuel Webb)
Sienna Jones Sienna Jones ... Newborn Baby Elliot
Mille Wortley Mille Wortley ... Elliot
Faith Wortley Faith Wortley ... Elliot
Joel Robinson Joel Robinson ... Elliot
Alan Stocks Alan Stocks ... Bill the Bookie


When he becomes a father at the tender age of 14, Robbie's life quickly spirals out of control. Feeling angry and neglected by his own dad, he kick-starts a series of events that will catapult him at great speed into adulthood. Written by Anonymous

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"All I ever wanted was a dad. Instead I got a son..."



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The scene with Kyle Ward driving the car was filmed in Giltbrook Industrial Park. It was a hatchback car; the rear parcel shelf was removed and two or three crew members were crammed in the back with a big boom mike and with a small amount of camera and sound equipment. The car was stationary, as Kyle Ward wasn't old enough to drive. Crew members stood around the car, gently bouncing it up and down to give the appearance of the car being driven. Two crew members used waving boards to make the cloud shadows appear and disappear from the outside surface of the car. See more »


Robbie: [Gagging while changing a diaper] Fucking hell. What she feed ya?
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Walk Tall
Written by Val Doonican
Performed by Ian Hart
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Worth seeing- great Performances
1 July 2009 | by georgefrancis11See all my reviews

Saw this film as part of the Best of the Fest in Edinburgh Film Festival. Whilst it has its flaws (particularly re the lack of representation of any real women characters) this is more than made up for by main story (which focuses on the Dads) which is moving and captivating and the performance of newcomer Kyle Ward (Robbie) alongside Ian Hart as his Dad. The film centres upon fatherhood and whether the chain of bad dads can be broken by Robbie. His interaction with his young baby son, inspired by his own treatment by his dad is especially moving, as is the reaction of the Welsh girl (Nia) he meets on the run with her own father. Definitely worth seeing especially if you have kids or intend to have them and fancy a cry!

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Release Date:

27 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baba Denen Çocuk See more »

Filming Locations:

Wirral, Merseyside, England, UK See more »


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GBP1,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR


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