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A Boy Called Dad (2009)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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
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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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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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Budget:

£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Made Up North Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

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Color
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When Robbie (Kyle Ward) stole the car, crew members stood nearby and squirted the car tyres with WD-40 to make the tyres squeal as it was being driven away by the stunt guy. See more »

Quotes

Robbie: [Gagging while changing a diaper] Fucking hell. What she feed ya?
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Smokers Outside the Hospital Door
Written by Smith, Urbanowicz, Leetch, and Lay
Performed by Editors
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An affecting film that will stay with you long after you've left the cinema
10 June 2010 | by roger-hadfield1See all my reviews

You don't have to have a child yourself to feel the emotion seeping out of every frame of this affecting film - everyone will relate to the themes of regret, responsibility and second chances.

A great performance by Kyle Ward, for his first film role he shows a real depth of emotion and surprising subtlety at times and Ian Hart in the role of his absent father is great as always.

An emotionally charged, and in places extremely funny, script combined with some breathtaking cinematography lift 'A Boy Called Dad' above many of its contemporaries. The result is a film that won't just tug at the heart strings, but will shear right through them. A simple story told with honesty and integrity; one that will stay with you long after you've left the cinema.


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