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Hollow Reed (1996)

Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Bould ...
Oliver Wyatt
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Martyn Wyatt
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Tom Dixon
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Hannah Wyatt
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Frank Donally
Shaheen Khan ...
Dr. Razmu
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Jamie's Mother
Tim Crouch ...
Site Foreman
Jane Hill ...
Record Shop Girl
Glen Hammond ...
Unemployed Youth
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Mr. Bugler
Dilys Hamlett ...
School Nurse
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Dr. Ian Slater
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Martin's Lawyer
Maeve Murphy ...
Sgt. Curtis
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Following the break-up of his marriage after revealing his homosexuality, GP Martin Wyatt loses custody of his son Oliver to his now ex-wife Hannah and her new partner Frank. It is not long, however, until Oliver appears at the house of Martin and his new lover Tom claiming to have been beaten up by boys in the park. After another incident, Martin puts two and two together and comes to the conclusion that Frank has been beating Oliver without Hannah's knowledge. Martin then begins a long courtroom custody battle to win back his son. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Another secret from the producers of The Crying Game. See more »

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Rated R for violence including child abuse, a strong sex scene and language | See all certifications »

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18 April 1997 (USA)  »

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$62,818 (USA) (2 May 1997)
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Goofs

A crew member can be seen in a mirror in the hallway when Dr. Wyatt goes through the hall, and up the stairs in Ollie's school and the other school boys are coming down the stairs. When the crew member turns his head toward the camera position, you can see he's wearing headphones. See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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But Not For Me
Written by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin
Performed by Elvis Costello
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A Poignant Drama
21 April 1999 | by (Cleveland, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

Angela Pope's "Hollow Reed" is a powerfully and sensitively enacted consideration of a complex marital relationship involving two couples and a child. There is an unusual number of twists and levels to the plot, and they are viewed from both a humane and legal perspective. A gifted cast portrays these roles with understanding and compassion. A few contrived touches occur in the script, which weaken its total excellence; however, the over all presentation is very engrossing and moving.


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