Goodnight Mr.Tom (1999)





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In this adaptation of the novel by Michelle Magorian, John Thaw stars as Tom Oakley, an old man with a short temper who doesn't have much use for people. However, after the outbreak of World War II, Tom is forced to take in Willie Bech (Nick Robinson), a young boy who has been evacuated from London and sent to the small village Tom calls home. Willie is a quiet, withdrawn child whose childhood has not been a happy one; Tom learns to draw him out, tutors him in reading and writing, and encourages … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Michelle Magorian, Brian Finch
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On DVD: Nov 22, 2005
Public Broadcasting Service



as Tom Oakley

as William Beech

as Mrs. Beech

as Zacharias Wrench

as Dr. Stelton

as Ralph Briggs

as Mr. Greenway

as Mrs. Fletcher

as Michael Fletcher

as George Fletcher

as Edward Fletcher

as Mrs. Holland

as Mrs. Webster

as Dr. Little

as Mrs. Little

as Mrs. Ford

as Matthew Parfitt

as Annie Hartridge

as David Hartridge

as Ginnie Thatcher
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A five star family film from England. John Thaw (Inspector Morse) plays the part of Mr. Tom. Who during World War 2 takes in a displaced lad who comes from a abusive family. He and Mr. Tom form a bond that last a life time, This is what American TV and Movies are missing good clean films, and not the likes of Bart Simpson, Family Guy and trash that plagues our TV, 5 Stars

Bruce Bruce

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Nice, nice movie! I have to say this Masterpiece Theatre stuff is some really fine quality stuff. This is a well done, charming, and touching story.

Cynthia S.

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i love this movie the book is gr8 and well knwn and the adaptation isnt a disappoointament gr8 performances!

Film Crazy

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