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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 His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing ...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

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Jake Gavin
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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
John Colleary John Colleary ... Sol
Darren Connolly Darren Connolly ... War Veteran
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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 His once comfortable family life has been replaced by a never-ending tour of service stations that offer him shelter, anonymity, washing facilities and food.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

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Anywhere away is where he wants to be.

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Trivia

Dougie's dog is named Braveheart. Peter Mullan appeared in Braveheart as a veteran in some of the battle scenes. 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

HITCHING SONG
Written by Emily Barker
Performed by Emily Barker by arrangement with Normal Music Ltd. / Domino Publishing Ltd.
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An emotional, thought provoking film
9 July 2017 | by ruthconnollySee all my reviews

Came across this film on Netflix and enjoyed every minute. Laughed and cried. The acting was so realistic and the characters really drew me in. I was surprise home d that I had not been aware of "Hector" before and was pleased to find it. The film brought home the different reasons for becoming homeless and made me and my husband think deeper about how society help. I think that this film should be shown in schools to raise awareness.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 2015 (Ireland) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,250,000 (estimated)
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D-Cinema 48kHz 5.1

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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