Lamb Movie Review 1985

Information and Film Reviews for Lamb the Movie

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Troubled 10-year-old epileptic Owen Kane (Kane) has been dumped by his abusive mother at a Catholic-run institution for wayward boys in Ireland, run by self-righteous headmaster Brother Benedict (Bannen). Owen becomes Benedict's scapegoat--much to the dismay of Brother Michael Lamb (Neeson). When Lamb claims a small family inheritance, he decides to take Owen and head to London, posing as father and son, where they live in increasingly depressed surroundings while Michael tries painfully to make them into a real family. Based on the novel by MacLaverty, who also wrote the screenplay.


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Available on VHS
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from Irish.

Cast and Crew

Childhood Visions, Nuns & Priests, Child Abuse, London, Ireland, Dads
Bernard MacLaverty
Liam Neeson, Hugh O'Conor, Ian Bannen, Frances Tomelty
Mike Garfath
Colin Gregg
Van Morrison
Neil Zeiger, Capital Entertainment

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