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The Kid (2010)

Not Rated | | Drama | 17 September 2010 (UK)
About Kevin Lewis who grew up in poverty but survived to make a better life for himself and his family.

Director:

Nick Moran

Writers:

Kevin Lewis (screenplay), Nick Moran (additional writing) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Natascha McElhone ... Gloria
Rupert Friend ... Kevin Lewis
Jodie Whittaker ... Jackie
Alfie Allen ... Dominic
Ioan Gruffudd ... Colin Smith
Augustus Prew ... Teen Kevin
David O'Hara ... Terry
Kate Ashfield ... Madeline
Tom Burke ... Mr. Hayes
Bernard Hill ... Uncle David
James Fox ... Alan
Con O'Neill ... Dennis
Denise Gough ... Patsy
Ralph Brown ... Gordon Peters
Shirley Anne Field ... Margaret
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Storyline

Kevin Lewis never had a chance. Growing up on a poverty-stricken London council estate, beaten and starved by his parents, bullied at school and abandoned by social services, his life was never his own. Even after he was put into care, he found himself out on the streets caught up in a criminal underworld that knew him as 'The Kid'. Yet Kevin survived to make a better life for himself. This international bestseller published in 2003 is his heartbreaking and inspiring story. The screenplay written by Mark Thomas and Kevin Lewis is a faithful adaptation of the novel. Written by Mark Thomas

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Дитя See more »

Filming Locations:

Croydon, London, England, UK

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$20,354
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Production Co:

Tin House Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Rupert Friend learned to box under the guidance of former WBO World middleweight and super middleweight champion, Steve Collins. See more »

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While the film is set in the mid-80s,when Kevin and his friend are in the alleyway selling the hire purchase car, a red bus with a partially obscured advert for the film Terminator Salvation on the side can be seen. See more »

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Excellent British movie - Ignore that negative review!
15 July 2011 | by ABThomasSee all my reviews

I bought this movie from SKY Box Office, and it was £4 VERY WELL SPENT.

I'd heard nothing about it, just these 6 reviews on here and was pleasantly surprised how good this film was.

Great acting on all parts from kids to adults, Rupert friend was perfect for this part, so all in all GOOD CASTING.

This film is very powerful and has it's fair share of violence and bad language. However It is not over the top, and quite apt considering the story.

Also knowing this was based on a true story really puts the cherry on the cake.

I will be recommending this film to all my friends, and to people that love a 'good' Brit flick.

All in all I would give this a strong 8 out of 10, but because another reviewer (who obviously got out the wrong side of bed that day) gave it such a low score, I gave it a 10!


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