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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 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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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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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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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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Connections

References Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) See more »

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Do You Feel My Love
Performed by Eddy Grant
Written by Eddy Grant
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited (United Kingdom)
Under license from Universal Music Operations Ltd
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Didn't expected much however wasn't disappointed
24 March 2012 | by Amit ShilSee all my reviews

Went to watch this movie after an awful time watchin "The Hunger Games". Not to expect much out of it this movie really surprised & amazed me.

The story line's smooth with good performances all round. Liked the plot with the father returning after doing time to the so called home, the kids settling in a parent less world and sudden chaos caused with the father's return not to forget the intervention of the child services & the so called drug peddlers pitching in to a a nicely woven story. Must acknowledge the director for the good work.

Its been a good Saturday end thanks to "Wild Bill"

Rating 7 of 10, go out and watch this good flick.


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