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Dear Frankie

Rating:PG-13 (for language)
Genre:Drama
Release Date:March 4, 2005
Running time:102 minutes
Cast:Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone, Mary Riggans
Director:Shona Auerbach
Producer:Caroline Wood
Writer:Andrea Gibb
Distributor:Miramax Films

Description: Nine year-old Frankie and his single mother 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 to 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 and finding the perfect stranger to play Frankie's father for just one day.

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