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The Runaways (2019)

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After their home life is turned upside down, three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings.

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Richard Heap

Writer:

Richard Heap
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Molly Windsor ... Angie
Rhys Connah ... Ben
Macy Shackleton Macy Shackleton ... Polly
Mark Addy ... Reith
Lee Boardman ... Blythe
Tara Fitzgerald ... Maggie
Steve Huison ... Tuff
Sean Ward Sean Ward ... John
Cathy Breeze Cathy Breeze ... Belle
James Senneck James Senneck ... Toby
Bradley John ... Len
Joshua Lewis Holden Joshua Lewis Holden ... Clown (as Joshua Holden)
Angie Maher Angie Maher ... Dot
Tony Maher Tony Maher ... Fishmonger
Steve D'Arcy Steve D'Arcy ... Publican
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After their home life is turned upside down three children and the family's donkeys escape across the backbone of Northern England, confronting both the harsh landscapes and what it means to be siblings. A throwback to classic children's adventure films but with a modern aesthetic.

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Husband and wife duo Nick Hall and Michelle Plum, from Bradford based band Plumhall, can be seen performing in the early pub scene. See more »

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Touching, heartbreaking Brit indie film shot in Yorkshire in towns like Whitby
12 January 2020 | by alyson-rhodesSee all my reviews

Saw this little Brit indie gem of a film in Halifax in West Yorkshire on a wet Sunday afternoon; didn't know much about it before hand but so glad went to see it. The director Richard Heap and two of the teen actors did a Q&A afterwards. The story opens in Whitby where the trio of kids are being raised ad hoc by their loving but heavy drinking Dad (played by Mark Addy) and after a family tragedy and the return of their violent uncle the kids flee with 2 of the donkeys from their seaside day job onto the North Yorkshire moors escaping and on the run. The story follows their adventures and charts their emotional as well as physical journey. It is touching, heartbreaking, witty, insightful and packs a big emotional wallop. Catch it if you can.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 November 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Runaways See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,255,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,310
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Slackjaw Film See more »
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