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Wild Bill (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama | 23 March 2012 (UK)
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A street-toughened parolee finds his two boys abandoned by their mum and fending for themselves. Time to step up, or not.

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Dexter Fletcher
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Wild Bill
Will Poulter ... Dean
Sammy Williams Sammy Williams ... Jimmy
Iwan Rheon ... Pill
Charlotte Spencer ... Steph
Rain Ryan Rain Ryan ... Baby George
Marc Warren ... Adam
Peter McCabe ... Roland
Morgan Watkins ... Viktoras
Radoslaw Kaim ... Jonas (as Rad Kaim)
Aaron Ishmael Aaron Ishmael ... Boz
Liz White ... Roxy
Hardeep Singh Kohli ... Raj
Neil Maskell ... Dickie
Leo Gregory ... Terry
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Storyline

Out on parole after 8 years inside, Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11- and 15-year-old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on. Although Dean the older boy has found a job and is doing his best to be a father to his younger brother Jimmy, the arrival of Bill brings them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his feckless dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. If there's one thing Bill doesn't want it's to go back to prison. He reluctantly agrees to stay for a week to help fool social services that the boys are being cared for. Having never really grown up himself, Bill quickly connects with Jimmy and, through this new bond, starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family, a place in the world. He is a father. However, their happy family set-up is short lived when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's dangerous... Written by Anonymous

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He's the meanest wanker in town See more »

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Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Дикий Билл See more »

Filming Locations:

Isle of Wight, England, UK See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$194,099
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20ten Media, STS Media See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher. See more »

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Wild Bill: [discovering his youngest son's been helping sell crack] First year's the hardest.
Jimmy: What?
Wild Bill: Yeah that's what they say. "First year's the hardest." It weren't for me. Second year, that was the real killer. First year you can still remember the world - your home, your pals, Sunday roast, what it's like to take a dump without someone watching you. Second year, that's when the hope starts to leave ya. No one left to trust. No one you really like 'cause you're in prison. Everyone's a criminal. They all ...
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References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Great movie.
21 July 2012 | by wljpalmerSee all my reviews

Watched this movie knowing nothing about it, and with the name wild bill, though it was one of those silly lets kill everyone movies, but i was absolutely engrossed by this movie from the first 5 mins, great storyline, and great acting, and being from this part of London myself, it catches the essence of life in the London ghetto life, and towards the end of the movie you really feel for the lead character and find yourself getting chocked up for the guy.

8 out of 10 from me, and i'm normally a hard critic of English films as there been so much rubbish in the last few years coming out of england.

I'm fully intent to watch this film again, and this time take my wife so she can see what i was raving about to her about this film.

Charlie Creed-Miles and Will Poulter have given me faith in English films again...


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