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Hector (2015)

Hector has been living on the motorways for years. His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing ... See full summary »

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Jake Gavin

Writer:

Jake Gavin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Mullan ... Hector McAdam
Keith Allen ... Jimbo
Natalie Gavin ... Hazel
Sharon Rooney ... Young Mother
Sarah Solemani ... Sara
Ewan Stewart ... Peter
Laurie Ventry Laurie Ventry ... Dougie
Stephen Tompkinson ... Derek
Gina McKee ... Lizzie
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Emily Barker Emily Barker ... Shelter Entertainer No.1
Anna Bolton Anna Bolton ... Showroom Receptionist
Yvonne Bredow Yvonne Bredow ... Shelter Nurse
Paul Brennen ... Transit Driver
Stuart Campbell ... Lavatory Attendant
John Colleary John Colleary ... Sol
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Storyline

Hector has been living on the motorways for years. His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing facilities and food. The story follows his journey south from Scotland on his annual pilgrimage to a temporary Christmas shelter in London where he finds comfort, friendship and warmth. Over the course of his Homeric journey, Hector decides to reconnect with his long estranged past. As his previous life catches up with him, the story of how he came to be leading a marginal life begins to emerge. Written by George Hencken

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Anywhere away is where he wants to be.

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Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Hec McAdam See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£1,250,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Peter Mullan & Keith Allen both starred in Trainspotting (1996) See more »

Goofs

Hector tells the cafe waitress in Liverpool that he is going to London to visit his sister, whereas he is going to visit his brother: his sister is in Newcastle and does not wish to see him. See more »

Crazy Credits

The words "Hello to Jason Isaacs" appear. It's a reference to the popular BBC Radio 5 live show Kermode and Mayo's Film Review. See more »

Soundtracks

"(I LOVE MY) ENGLISH GIRLS'
Recorded by The Members
Words and Music by Jc Carroll (as J-M Carroll)
© Control Anglocentric Records 2012
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