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Billionaire Boy (2016)

The story of Len, who made a billion dollars from inventing a new toilet roll, and his 12-year-old son Joe who appears to have everything he could want but what he really needs is a friend.

Director:

Matt Lipsey

Writers:

Kevin Cecil (adaptation), Kevin Cecil | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tupele Dorgu ... Julie
John Thomson ... Len Spud
Patrick Kerins Patrick Kerins ... Schoolboy
Sean McKenzie Sean McKenzie ... Foreman
Elliot Sprakes Elliot Sprakes ... Joe Spud
Deborah Blake Deborah Blake ... UK Newsreader
Todd Boyce ... Global Newsreader
Tina Chiang ... Global Newsreader
Magdalene Mills Magdalene Mills ... Global Newsreader
Warwick Davis ... Warwick Davis
William Bower William Bower ... Schoolboy
Callen Wilson Callen Wilson ... Schoolboy
James Fleet ... Mr. Darrow
Connie Campbell Connie Campbell ... Maddie
Jacob Skelly Jacob Skelly ... Gavin
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Storyline

Widowed factory hand Len Spud becomes a billionaire after inventing a new kind of toilet roll, Bumfresh, buying a palatial mansion, complete with staff and celebrity butler Warwick Davis, for himself and twelve-year old son Joe. Joe feels alienated by the new life-style, trying to fit in at the local school by keeping his wealth a secret and wary of Len's gold-digging new girlfriend Sapphire Diamond. Unfortunately Len reveals Joe's identity and he is surrounded by greedy new 'friends', with his one true friend Bob feeling betrayed and refusing to take his money. Consequently Joe decides to use his money to do good but then something happens to provide Len with a wake-up call to make things better between him and his son. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In the book, Miss Sharpe is called Miss Spite. See more »

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sign seen onscreen: [uncomfortable at the posh private school, Joe gets transferred to the Local Comp; walking to his first day, he passes the school's name sign] Ruffington High School - Doing the Best We Can.
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Nothing extraordinary in any way but does leave with a good message
8 May 2020 | by r96skSee all my reviews

Better that predicted.

'Billionaire Boy' is a relatively short film at 60mins, which works in its favour. The premise isn't anything revolutionary, nor is the acting. However, it actually has some heart to it which you can't help but admire.

Elliot Sprakes is fine in the lead role of Joe, the casting probably could've been greater though I have no complaints with the kid; I do like the friendship between Joe and Bob (Nathan Waight). The most enjoyable dynamic is between Catherine Tate (Sapphire) and Warwick Davis (as himself).

As I've already alluded to, this is nothing extraordinary in any way but does leave with a good message.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 2016 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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