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Urban & the Shed Crew (2015)

A hard living, disillusioned, ex social worker becomes the unlikely savior to an anarchic gang of joy-riding, drug taking, thieving, out of control, care home runaway kids.

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Candida Brady
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fraser Kelly Fraser Kelly ... Urban
Richard Armitage ... Chop
Anna Friel ... Greta
Charlie Heaton ... Frank
Jonathan Payne Jonathan Payne ... Skeeter
Liam Ainsworth Liam Ainsworth ... Sparky
Olivia Downie Hullah Olivia Downie Hullah ... Molly
Olivia Tomlinson Olivia Tomlinson ... Kara
Oscar Rogers Oscar Rogers ... Sam
Nadine Mulkerrin Nadine Mulkerrin ... Amber (as Nadine Rose Mulkerrin)
Ellie Rooney-West Ellie Rooney-West ... TLS
Neil Morrissey ... Doc
Curtis Flowers Curtis Flowers ... COD
Phil Rowson ... Policeman 1
Darren Southworth Darren Southworth ... Policeman 2
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Based on Bernard Hare's Orwell nominated memoir Urban and The Shed Crew. 11 year old Urban's been running away from care since he was 5, (6 care, 8 foster homes in 6 years), he's Britain's most runaway child...When he can't find his mum, he sleeps rough on the streets, or in a shed with other runaways, The Shed Crew'. He's never known a dad, just his mentally ill, addict mum, Greta. So when she meets Chop, the first decent bloke they've ever known, Urban feels hope for the first time. For Chop, the once idealistic ex-social worker, it's a chance of redemption. He takes the broken family in, helps Greta., teaches Urban and his brother Frank lessons in life. But the family's new found happiness is all too fleeting as Greta's propensity to self-destruct proves too strong...leaving Urban to cope with the fallout the only way he knows how.

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Based on the book 'Urban Grimshaw and the Shed Crew', written by Bernard Hare and published in 2005. See more »

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convincing and compelling
13 January 2017 | by emmabcraigieSee all my reviews

I loved Urban and the Shed Crew. It has a very strong, engaging narrative with very powerful individual characters who immediately grab our attention and concern. The film presents us with 1990s Leeds, and a world of lost, fragile people who are trying to find some kind of connection, some kind of place in the world as they struggle with the chaos of their lives. The relationship between the young runaway Urban and his erstwhile stepfather figure, Chop, is compelling and convincing. The portrayal of Urban's mother, is equally powerful and very sad. The acting is superb and visually the film is subtle, memorable. This is a film which is very thought provoking, it puts you through the mill emotionally but is quietly heart warming, showing the redemptive power of human love.


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