Nine year old Frankie only knows his father through the letters they share. For as long as Frankie can remember, his father has been away on a ship traveling the world. Frankie has learned a great deal of geography and has collected many stamps that his father has sent.

(2005) Film Review

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This page was last updated on April 13, 2005

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CREDITS

Directed by Shona Auerbach
Writen by Andrea Gibb

Click to enlargeCast (in credits order)
Emily Mortimer .... Lizzie
Jack McElhone .... Frankie
Mary Riggans .... Nell
Sharon Small .... Marie
Sophie Main .... Serious Girl
Katy Murphy .... Miss MacKenzie
Sean Brown .... Ricky Monroe
Jayd Johnson .... Catriona
Anna Hepburn .... Headmistress
Rony Bridges .... Post Office Clerk
Douglas Stewart Wallace .... Stamp Shop Keeper
Elaine M. Ellis .... Librarian (as Elaine Mackenzie Ellis)
Carolyn Calder .... Barmaid
Gerard Butler .... The Stranger
John Kazek .... Ally
Garry Collins .... Waiter
Anne Marie Timoney .... Janet
Andrea Gibb .... Waitress
Cal Macaninch .... Davey
Sharon MacKenzie .... Staff Nurse

Produced by
Gillian Berrie .... co-producer
Stephen Evans .... executive producer
Angus Finney .... executive producer
Matthew T. Gannon .... co-producer
François Ivernel .... executive producer
Brian Kaczynski .... line producer
Cameron McCracken .... executive producer
Duncan Reid .... executive producer
Caroline Wood .... producer

Original Music by Alex Heffes
Cinematography by Shona Auerbach
Film Editing by Oral Norrie Ottey

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for language.
Runtime: 105 min

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TRAILERS AND CLIPS
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International Trailer:
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CD

Dear Frankie [SOUNDTRACK]
1. Opening Title
2. Everyone Will Have Their Day
3. Frankie Reads
4. Stamp Album
5. Leave These Shores
6. New Beginning
7. Spiegel Im Spiegel [Extract]
8. Football
9. Secret Sun
10. Present from His Daddy
11. Kiss
12. Your Friend Frankie
13. Final Letter ListenMusic
14. Reprise

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SYNOPSIS
Click to enlargeNine-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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Click to enlargeNine year old Frankie only knows his father through the letters they share. For as long as Frankie can remember, his father has been away on a ship traveling the world. Frankie has learned a great deal of geography and has collected many stamps that his father has sent.

Click to enlargeBecause Frankie is deaf, and because his mother moves frequently, Frankie has very few friends beyond his home. Certainly his mother and grandmother love him, but there is still something missing from Frankie’s life.

Click to enlargeOne day, one of Frankie’s classmates brings him news that his father’s ship will be in port soon. This creates something of a problem for Frankie’s mother. All these years, she has been writing the letters to Frankie to cover up that they are on the run from his father. How will she deal with the ship’s arrival without disappointing her son or admitting the lie? She seeks out a man – a man with whom she has no past or future – to hire to serve as Frankie’s father for a day.

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