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Boy A (2007)

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The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director:

John Crowley

Writers:

Jonathan Trigell (novel), Mark O'Rowe (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Jack Burridge
Peter Mullan ... Terry
Siobhan Finneran ... Kelly
Alfie Owen Alfie Owen ... Eric Wilson
Victoria Brazier Victoria Brazier ... Teacher
Skye Bennett ... Angela
Madeleine Rakic-Platt Madeleine Rakic-Platt ... Schoolgirl
Josef Altin ... Bully
Dudley Brewis Dudley Brewis ... 2nd Bully
Leigh Symonds Leigh Symonds ... Eric's Dad
Maria Gough Maria Gough ... Eric's Mum
Taylor Doherty Taylor Doherty ... Philip Craig
Jeremy Swift ... Dave
Shaun Evans ... Chris
Carlene Hanson Carlene Hanson ... Waitress
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Storyline

A young man is released from prison after many years and given a new identity in a new town. Aided by a supervisor who becomes like a father to him he finds a job and friends and hesitantly starts a relationship with a compassionate girl. But the secret of the heinous crime he committed as a boy weighs down on him, and he learns that it is not so easy to escape your past. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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They took his name so he could have a future. See more »

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality, some disturbing content and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2008 (Singapore) See more »

Also Known As:

A Rapaz See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,024, 27 July 2008

Gross USA:

$113,662

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,200,398
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Cuba Pictures, Film4 See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Andrew Garfield. See more »

Quotes

Michelle: [about Jack's local hero news in the paper] Hey hero! Look what I've got!
Jack Burridge: [embarrassed] Horrible, horrible.
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A Must See
4 January 2009 | by vladanalilicSee all my reviews

Lately there have been a lot of movies about real life situations.And most of them were good.But this one definitely jumps out from all the others. First of all,The story is unique.I truly don't think that this kind of story has been used before.It grab your attention from its beginning ti its end.Secondly,while watching this movie I have seen some of the greatest performances lately.Actors aren't well known but I am sure they will become soon if they keep it up like this.At moments I felt as if I were a part of this amazing story,and that is one of the greatest qualities a movie can have. All in all,this is a must see movie.At times it pictures joy,at times it pictures reality,at time it pictures pain but most of the time it pictures human behavior towards someone unusual,someone we aren't used to meeting every day.And finally it shows the great strength from the main character to overcome all the obstacles in his life,he accepts his reality and he learns to deal with it.It pictures human nature. So if you like touching movies,filled with lots of emotions,showing the life as it is,than this is a must see.And trust me - you won't regret it...


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