Dear Frankie

Dear Frankie (2004)

  • Genre: Drama, Family
  • Release Date: 2004-05-18
  • User Rating: 7.0/10 from 176 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 45min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Inside Track Productions
  • Production Country: United Kingdom
  • Director: Shona Auerbach
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Nine-year-old Frankie and his single mum Lizzie have been on the move ever since Frankie can remember, most recently arriving in a seaside Scottish town. Wanting to protect her deaf son from the truth that they've run away from his father, Lizzie has invented a story that he is away at sea on the HMS Accra. Every few weeks, Lizzie writes Frankie a make-believe letter from his father, telling of his adventures in exotic lands. As Frankie tracks the ship's progress around the globe, he discovers that it is due to dock in his hometown. With the real HMS Accra arriving in only a fortnight, Lizzie must choose between telling Frankie the truth or finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day...

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  • Gerard Butler

    as The Stranger
  • Emily Mortimer

    as Lizzie
  • Jack McElhone

    as Frankie
  • Sharon Small

    as Marie
  • Katy Murphy

    as Miss MacKenzie
  • Jayd Johnson

    as Catriona
  • Mary Riggans

    as Nell
  • Cal Macaninch

    as Davey
  • John Kazek

    as Ally
  • Anne Marie Timoney

    as Janet
  • Andrea Gibb

    as Waitress
  • Sophie Main

    as Serious Girl
  • Elaine MacKenzie Ellis

    as Librarian
  • Rony Bridges

    as Post Office Clerk
Production Des Hamilton Casting
Art Jennifer Kernke Production Design
Sound Alex Heffes Original Music Composer
Art Mags Horspool Art Direction
Editing Oral Norrie Ottey Editor
Directing Shona Auerbach Director
Camera Shona Auerbach Director of Photography
Writing Andrea Gibb Screenplay
Production Caroline Wood Producer