Resurrected (1988)

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The first directorial effort of British screenwriter Paul Greengrass, Resurrected is based on a true story that came to light during the Falklands War. David Thewlis plays an Army private who, after being listed as missing and presumed dead, wanders back into camp, a victim of amnesia. The army, embarrassed at the situation and not fully believing the boy's story, downplays Thewlis' return. His British home town had planned to give him a hero's welcome, but a newspaper story has intimated that the boy was a deserter. The general consensus is that it would have been better if Thewlis had really died, thus saving his neighbors from embarrassment. With no one, not even his parents, willing to believe the amnesia story, Thewlis is persona non grata, and to add to his troubles he is severely beaten by several of his former army buddies. An ironic coda caps this unpleasant glimpse at the darker side of human nature. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Drama
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Cast

David Thewlis
as Kevin Deakin
Tom Bell
as Mr. Deakin
Rita Tushingham
as Mrs. Deakin
Michael Pollitt
as Gregory Deakin
Rudi Davies
as Julie
William Hoyland
as Capt. Sinclair
Ewan Stewart
as Cpl. Byker
John Bowe
as Colonel
Tony Capstick
as Photographer
Alan Cody
as Reporter
Nigel Collins
as Prowling Dirty Man
Steve Coogan
as Man at Bonfire
Harry Goodier
as Barman
Kyle Gordon
as Newsboy
Peter Gunn
as Bonner
Nigel Hastings
as Sergeant
Kenny Ireland
as Denzil Clausen
Trevor Lawson
as Old Man
Willie Liam
as Gurkha
Paul Light
as Medical Officer
David Lonsdale
as Hibbert
Gary Mavers
as Johnny Fodden
Philomena McDonagh
as Ileen Clausen
David O'Hara
as Male Nurse
Parul Sharples
as Reporter
Kevin Shipley
as Man Packing
Bob Danvers Walker
as TV Announcer
Mark Wing-Davey
as Maj. Dunbar
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