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      The Winslow Boy

      1999, History/Drama, 1h 44m

      37 Reviews 2,500+ Ratings

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      Smart and engaging, The Winslow Boy finds David Mamet bringing his talents to bear on period drama, with easily commendable results. Read critic reviews

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      Movie Info

      When 14-year-old Ronnie Winslow (Guy Edwards) is expelled from the Royal Naval College for theft, his father, Arthur (Nigel Hawthorne), is convinced that Ronnie was wrongly accused. After acquiring the talented lawyer Sir Robert Morton (Jeremy Northam), Arthur doggedly pursues the case, which becomes a sensationalized public story. As the case wears on, the Winslows' finances are drained, adversely affecting the older Winslow children, Dickie (Matthew Pidgeon) and Catherine (Rebecca Pidgeon).

      • Rating: G

      • Genre: History, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Mamet

      • Producer: Sarah Green

      • Writer: Terence Rattigan, David Mamet

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $4.0M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics, Columbia Tristar

      • Production Co: Winslow Partners Ltd.

      Cast & Crew

      Nigel Hawthorne
      Jeremy Northam
      Rebecca Pidgeon
      Gemma Jones
      Guy Edwards
      Matthew Pidgeon
      Colin Stinton
      Aden Gillett
      Sarah Flind
      Neil North
      Sara Stewart
      Alan Polanski
      Duncan Gould
      Jim Dunk
      Ian Soundy
      Eve Bland
      Alaric Jans
      Benoît Delhomme
      Gemma Jackson
      Andrew Munro

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      • Mar 19, 2015

        Despite the distinct lack of non-stop casual cursing, Rattigan's play is actually the perfect material for Mamet to adapt (quick detailed filled dialogue, examination of a supposed crime, etc.) and he does so without indulging in too many of his quirks.

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      • Jan 17, 2013

        In general, I shun the period pieces but this one needs to be viewed. Here we have a case of a boy from an upper crust family who denies stealing a five shilling postal note and the attempt by his out of touch family to take the matter to trial. While the rest of society sees the coming of war with chills, here we have active lobbying for the poor "Winslow Boy".

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      • Mar 27, 2008

        Good period drama if a bit studied. The performances couldn't be better though.

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      • Mar 22, 2008

        Too much action, away from the action, but the cast and dialog are quite good.

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