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Pond Life (2018)

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Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Buckhurst

Writer:

Richard Cameron
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Varey ... Trevor
Esme Creed-Miles ... Pogo
Angus Imrie ... Malcolm
Gianlucca Galluci Gianlucca Galluci ... Shane
Ethan Wilkie ... Dave
Abraham Lewis ... Maurice
Daisy Edgar-Jones ... Cassie
Shaun Dooley ... Russ Buckfield
Sally Lindsay Sally Lindsay ... Irene Buckfield
Sian Brooke ... Rachel Strickland
Adrian Hood ... Billy 'Big Daddy' Gomersal
Siobhan Finneran ... Kath Edlington
Julie Hesmondhalgh ... Muirel Panks
Steve Garti ... Kenny 'Little Guy' Yates
Paul Rider Paul Rider ... Harry Ellis
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Summertime, 1994. In a quiet mining village just outside Doncaster, a rumour stirs about the legend of a giant carp in the nearby decoy ponds. Trevor takes watch one night at the water's edge. The following night, he decides to lead a brigade of young friends and neighbours on a fishing expedition. In a world of broken families, cassette tapes and rumbling political fever, these friends, each with their own struggles to bear, share a moment of harmony as they witness the carp for themselves that they will never forget.

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Trivia

Based on the 1992 play "Pond Life" by Richard Cameron. The play was set in Stainforth, north of Doncaster, and had a cast of four males and three females. See more »

Goofs

One of the two fishermen at the beginning of the film wears a Leeds United football shirt from the 1996-97 season, a couple of years after the film is set. See more »

Crazy Credits

The film begins be listing numerous people involved in the film in small text on one screen, preceded by "A" and succeeded by "film". See more »

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References An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

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Absolutely breathtaking
15 November 2018 | by karencarey-90193See all my reviews

This film was insightful and totally enthralling to watch. It draws you in and captures a moment in time which is simple and pure. The actors are all young but amazing and completely believable. Congratulations to all concerned for giving us this superb film. Hopefully more to come.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 2018 (UK) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$31,858
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