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Kes
7.9 Rating
(141 ratings)
7.7 IMDB rating

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Freddie Fletcher

Freddie Fletcher

Jud
Lynne Perrie

Lynne Perrie

Mrs. Casper
Colin Welland

Colin Welland

Mr. Farthing
Brian Glover

Brian Glover

Mr. Sugden
Bob Bowes

Bob Bowes

Mr. Gryce
Bernard Atha

Bernard Atha

Youth Employment Officer
Laurence Bould

Laurence Bould



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Kes (1969) - Original trailer

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Kes - imdb review

6 years, 6 months ago at Sep 30 12:22
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Kes adapted from the Barry Hines novel 'A Kestral for a Knave' is absolutely amazing. The review on imdb says it all for me, so am repeating that review here:

If you are not from the north of England you may have difficulty with the dialogue in this film but don't let it put you off this is a masterpiece. The story of a teenage boy with no friends and no hope set in the mining hear... read more
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Description: Kes is a story of Barnsley boy Billy Casper (David Bradley), academic failure and eternal victim, who finds release and a sense of personal identity through training the eponymous kestrel. Committed to falconry in a way he'll never be to anything at school, Billy gets abuse from his snotty peers and malicious PE teacher Mr. Sugden (Br ... (more)
Release date: 19 June 1970
Drama (14), British (10), 1969 (8), 1960s (6), Coming Of Age (6), England (5), School (5), Falconry (5), Based On Novel (4), Yorkshire (4), Soccer (4), Based On Book (4), UK (3), Nature (3), Adaptation (3), Boy (3), Kestrel (3), Bird (3), Soccer Coach (3), Classic (2)
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