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Wild Bill (2012)

Wild Bill

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

March 23, 2012 (UK)

Duration

98 min.

Studio

20ten Media

Official Site

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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


Director

Dexter Fletcher

Producer

Tim Cole, Sam Tromans

Screenwriter

Dexter Fletcher, Danny King

Starring

Story


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)
Poster of 20ten Media's Wild Bill (2012)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..hugely enjoyable, emotionally engaging and frequently laugh-out-loud funny..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
“..the dialogue mostly rings true..”
by Philip French [Observer [UK]]
“..natural humour and nimbly sidesteps the cliches that saddle most council-estate crim-coms..”
by Matt Mueller [Total Film]