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Dear Frankie (2004)

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Release Date
• USA: Mar 4, 2005
• UK: 27 Aug 2004

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MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for language.

Running Time
1 hour, 42 minutes

Country UK

Studio Miramax Films

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Genre: Drama

Plot: DEAR FRANKIE is a heartwarming and often humorous tale of nine year-old Frankie and his mom, Lizzie, who have been on the move ever since he can remember. To protect her son from the truth, Lizzie has invented a story to satisfy Frankie's curiosity. She regularly writes Frankie a letter from his make-believe father who works aboard a ship traveling to exotic lands. However, Lizzie soon finds out his 'father's' ship will be arriving in a few days. Now, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth and hatching a desperate plan to find the perfect stranger to play the perfect father.

Directed by SHONA AUERBACH, DEAR FRANKIE stars EMILY MORTIMER (Young Adam, Lovely and Amazing, Bright Young Things), GERARD BUTLER (Tomb Raider 2, Timeline, the forthcoming Phantom of the Opera), and JACK McELHONE (Young Adam) as Frankie. SHARON SMALL (About a Boy, Glasgow Kiss), MARY RIGGANS, JAYD JOHNSON and SEAN BROWN co-star.

DEAR FRANKIE is produced by CAROLINE WOOD of Scorpio Films on behalf of Inside Track. The screenplay is by ANDREA GIBB. AUERBACH is also the director of photography. JENNIFER KERNKE is the production designer. ORAL NORRIE OTTEY is the editor and ALEX HEFFES the composer.

Miramax Films and Pathé Pictures present in association with the UK Film Council and Scottish

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 Directed by
 Written by
Andrea Gibb
AfterLife, Nina's Heavenly Delights
Emily Mortimer
Scream 3, Elizabeth, The Saint
Gerard Butler
The Phantom of the Opera, Reign of Fire, Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
Jack McElhone
Young Adam
Sharon Small
About a Boy, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: Well Schooled in Murder, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries: A Great Deliverance
Katy Murphy
Butterfly Kiss, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Me & Mrs Jones
 Music By
Alex Heffes
Touching the Void, One Day in September, The Parole Officer

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