Dear Frankie

(2004)

Overview

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...

  1. Shona Auerbach

    Director

  2. Andrea Gibb

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Gerard Butler

    Gerard Butler

    The Stranger

  2. Emily Mortimer

    Emily Mortimer

    Lizzie

  3. Jack McElhone

    Jack McElhone

    Frankie

  4. Sharon Small

    Sharon Small

    Marie

  5. Katy Murphy

    Katy Murphy

    Miss MacKenzie

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Dear Frankie
Dear Frankie

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 4, 2004
    Premiere

    Meaning

  • October 18, 2004
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

  • March 4, 2005
    Theatrical (limited)

    Meaning

  • April 15, 2005
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 45m

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