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

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The level of abuse depicted in the film is considerably toned down from what was in the book. See more »

Goofs

A 1990s Volkswagen Transporter can be seen as Kevin pulls away from the care home, even though it's set in 1985. Various anachronistic cars can be seen throughout the film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #15.40 (2011) See more »

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Written by KT Tunstall and Dan Wilson
Performed by KT Tunstall
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User Reviews

'The Kid': a solid example of British filmmaking.
11 September 2010 | by envision-841-795754See all my reviews

A great story well handled by Director: Nick Moran, who guides us through the life of the main character Kevin Lewis. The film is set in the 1980's and early 90's and looks and feels right with camera work and film lighting that supports the storyline. However, it is Rupert Friend's performance that sets the high standard for this film. The character is carefully observed to provide a man who is not aggressive but can explode when pushed. For me the biggest achievement is that the film deals with violence and in no way glamorises it.

Why would you go and see this film? Because it is a story of a mans survival thoughtfully made and performed and the temptation to make it into a 'Lock Stock' fairytale has been resisted.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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