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Wild Bill (2012)

Wild Bill




Release Date

March 23, 2012 (UK)


98 min.


20ten Media

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  5 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Dexter Fletcher


Tim Cole, Sam Tromans


Dexter Fletcher, Danny King



Out on parole after 8 years inside Bill Hayward returns home to find his now 11 and 15 year old sons abandoned by their mother and fending for themselves. Unwilling to play Dad, an uncaring Bill is determined to move on. Although Dean the older boy has found a job and is doing his best to be a father to his younger brother Jimmy, the arrival of Bill has brought them to the attention of social services. With the danger of being put into care looming, Dean forces his feckless Dad to stay by threatening to grass him up for dealing. If there's one thing Bill doesn't want it's to go back to prison. He reluctantly agrees to stay for a week o help fool social services that the boys are being cared for. Having never really grown up himself Bill quickly connects with Jimmy and through this new bond starts to realize what he's been missing. He has a family, a place in the world. He is a father. However, their happy family set up is short lived when Jimmy gets into trouble with Bill's dangerous old cohorts. To sort it out would breach the terms of his license and risk sending him back to Jail. Bill's next steps will show what sort of a Dad he wants to be. A good one or a free one.

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Andy Serkis in 20ten Media's Wild Bill (2012)
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“..much of the film's strength is down to the cast - Fletcher's old 'Press Gang' colleague Creed-Miles is wonderfully sympathetic in the lead role..”
by Tom Huddleston [Time Out]
“..why can't all British crime dramas be so well written and well acted, and have a splash of comedy as confident as this?..”
by Peter Bradshaw [Guardian [UK]]
“..there's a wit and charm here that allows you to forgive some of the more obvious moments..”
by Laurence Boyce [Little White Lies]