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Catch Me Daddy (2014)

Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.


Daniel Wolfe


Daniel Wolfe, Matthew Wolfe (co-writer)
2 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Sameena Jabeen Ahmed Sameena Jabeen Ahmed ... Laila
Conor McCarron Conor McCarron ... Aaron (as Connor McCarron)
Gary Lewis ... Tony
Barry Nunney Barry Nunney ... Barry
Adrian Hussain Adrian Hussain ... Bilal
Anwar Hussain Anwar Hussain ... Junaid
Ali Ahmad Ali Ahmad ... Zaheer
Shoby Kaman Shoby Kaman ... Shoby
Wasim Zakir Wasim Zakir ... Tariq
Nichola Burley
Kate Dickie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicky Bell Nicky Bell ... Vicky's Boyfriend
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Plot outline undisclosed as of 7th March 2014.

Director: Daniel Wolfe


Laila, a girl on the run from her family is hiding out in West Yorkshire with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.

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One of the reasons why Sameena Jabeen Ahmed landed the part of Leila was because she showed up for her audition with pink hair. See more »


Laila: What's up with him?
Zaheer: He's been in hospital. He's been really ill. He's just come home. He wants you home. I know it's not your fault, but... You don't know how much he loves you. I love you so much. I wouldn't be here right now if I didn't. I want our family to be peace. I want everything to be the way it used to be. You're my baby sister. Get your stuff, come on!
Laila: When you went to Pakistan, you left me.
Zaheer: Do you know how it feels to be in between you and dad all the time? Any little thing I have to ...
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Referenced in Fake or Fortune?: Lowry (2015) See more »


Written by Jimmy Webb (uncredited)
Performed by Glen Campbell
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Expectations dashed
28 March 2016 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

On paper, CATCH ME DADDY sounds by all accounts to be a tense and exciting cross between the art-house and thriller genres, delivering something ruthless and gritty we haven't seen before. A bit like '71, the Northern Irish film. Sadly, on screen it turns out to be a complete waste of time, a movie that dashed my expectations about ten minutes in.

A lot of these modern British 'kitchen sink' movies have similar problems in a lack of decent sympathetic characters. Certainly the two leads here - the Pakistani girl and her boyfriend who spend their lives hiding out on a caravan on a Yorkshire moor - are almost entirely without merit. They're uncouth, rude, self-centred, and spend the entire running time of the movie having stuff done to them rather than being proactive. I disliked them both instantly, and those feelings didn't change throughout the movie.

The plodding, padded scripting doesn't help. The storyline is very simplistic, with lots of travelling around punctuated by bursts of sudden violence. Things are so slow that a ten minute interval is used to show the characters dancing to some rubbishy music, which I could have done without. Yes, the cinematography is dark and brooding and occasionally atmospheric, but for what? The ending is as predictable as they come and the overacting from the lead actress is off-putting. I hated this one from beginning to end.

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (UK) See more »

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Поймай меня, папочка See more »

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EMU Films, Film4 See more »
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