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

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Terry
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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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Andy Serkis' character (Glen) says, "Oh! Riddles. I like these." Andy Serkis, who, of course, is well known for his portrayal as Gollum. And in, Hobbit; The Desolation of Smaug, Gollum mentions that he likes riddles. 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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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

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Performed by Jackademus
Written by Jack Fletcher
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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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