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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.


Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wild Bill
... Dean
Sammy Williams ... Jimmy
... Pill
... Steph
Rain Ryan ... Baby George
... Adam
... Roland
... Viktoras
... Jonas (as Rad Kaim)
Aaron Ishmael ... Boz
... Roxy
Hardeep Singh Kohli ... Raj
... Dickie
... Terry


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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Дикий Билл  »

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Directorial debut of Dexter Fletcher. See more »


Wild Bill: It's a choice. You might think you're only young, but you ain't. You're a man in my eyes and you've got to make a choice.
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Written by Paul Simonon
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Usual sarf London cliché gangsta film
19 July 2012 | by See all my reviews

First time i have written a review,but,felt the need to in this case after reading the 4 great reviews before.I want to say that in my opinion the rave reviews given do not correctly reflect the film,I'd go as far as to say that they were probably written by people to do with the making of the film.My own impartial opinion is that although not a bad film (bit like a gritty episode of Grange Hill)with very good performances from the leading characters,apart from the awful drug dealers (come on lads)you can only work with what you have got,and in this case it was an awful script,clichéd in every way.If you are going to watch a film with some grit and integrity do yourself a favour and watch Paddy Considine's TYRANNOSAUR (also a directorial debut)which is gritty,powerful and raw.Unfortunately all the things this movie lacks.

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