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Recovery (2007)

Alan Hamilton was a perfectly normal husband. He danced with his wife, went out with his friends and was a great father to his two children. Then, came the accident. Alan wakes up to a ... See full summary »

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Andy De Emmony

Writer:

Tony Marchant
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Tennant ... Alan Hamilton
Sarah Parish ... Tricia Hamilton
Harry Treadaway ... Dean Hamilton
Jacob Theato Jacob Theato ... Joel Hamilton
Jay Simpson ... Johnathan
Jo McInnes Jo McInnes ... Gwen
Jim Carter ... Mr. Lockwood
Ron Donachie ... Len Hamilton
Anne Kidd Anne Kidd ... Shirley Hamilton
Jo Hartley ... Vicky Nathan
Charlotte Palmer Charlotte Palmer ... WPC
Sarah Paul ... OT
Andrew Wisher Andrew Wisher ... Neighbour 1 (as Andy Wisher)
Sue Elliott-Nichols ... Neighbour 2 (as Sue Elliott-Nicholls)
Glen Davies Glen Davies ... Headway Volunteer
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Alan Hamilton was a perfectly normal husband. He danced with his wife, went out with his friends and was a great father to his two children. Then, came the accident. Alan wakes up to a comptroller new brain, unbeknownst to him. His own struggles with understanding himself, collides with the struggles of people around him to understand what is "wrong" with him, and whether it can be cured. While the answer is "no", Alan's acceptance of himself may be the clue to helping his family do the same. Written by browniesnack57

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BBc [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 2007 (UK) See more »

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Felépülés See more »

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David Tennant worked on the TV movie between Seasons 2 and 3 of "Doctor Who". See more »

Quotes

Alan Hamilton: [OT opens the shower curtain] What are you doing?
OT: Alan, you need to turn the shower on.
Alan Hamilton: I'm drying myself off.
OT: But you haven't got wet yet.
[sees Alan masturbate]
OT: And Alan...
Alan Hamilton: [exasperated] What now?
OT: Do you mind not masturbating in front of me?
Alan Hamilton: Don't look then!
OT: Do you want to try the shower again?
[...]
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lacks drama
30 September 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Alan (David Tennant) and Tricia Hamilton (Sarah Parish) are married with two sons. He's a manager of a property company. He gets hit by a truck and suffers brain damage. He wakes up from a coma with memory loss and unstable behaviors. The family struggles to cope and Tricia has little help. He can't keep his job and they are broke.

David Tennant does a good performance of a brain-damaged man. Sarah Parish has a nice turn when she breaks down. The story doesn't really have much drama. It's one incident after another. It doesn't build as much as it's a drip, drip, drip of Alan's outbursts. It doesn't make for a great dramatic movie but it's compelling for people dealing with similar situations.


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