All the Little Animals

All the Little Animals

Infobox Film
name = All the Little Animals

image_size =
caption = "All the Little Animals" DVD cover
director = Jeremy Thomas
producer = Jeremy Thomas
writer = Eski Thomas (screenplay) Walker Hamilton (book)
narrator =
starring = John Hurt Christian Bale
music = Richard Hartley
cinematography = Mike Molloy
editing = John Victor-Smith
distributor = Lions Gate Films
released = flagicon|UK July 9, 1999 flagicon|United States September 3, 1999
runtime = 112 min.
country = UK
language = English
budget = UK£3,500,000 (estimated)
preceded_by =
followed_by =
website =
amg_id = 1:162431
imdb_id = 0120584

"All the Little Animals" is a 1999 drama film, directed by Jeremy Thomas. It is based on the novel of the same name by Walker Hamilton.

Plot outline

The film centers around a mentally challenged man called Bobby (Christian Bale). He runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather (Benzali), nicknamed "The Fat", who had killed Bobby's pet mouse and, as Bobby puts it, screamed at his mother until she died as a result. He finds himself in woodlands near Cornwall in England, eventually meeting an old man after being involved in a car accident (Played by Hurt). Mr. Summers, as the man calls himself, spends his time traveling and giving burials to animals that have been killed by cars, a task he refers to as "The Work". Bobby, also having an affinity for animals, becomes friends with the old man and aids him in his task. Eventually, the pair return to London to confront "The Fat".

Tagline: "On this earth, in this land, We are all here for a reason."


*John Hurt as Mr. Summers
*Christian Bale as Bobby Platt
*John Higgins as Dean
*Daniel Benzali as Bernard 'The Fat' De Winter
*James Faulkner as Mr. Stuart Whiteside
*John O'Toole as Lorry Driver
*Amanda Boyle as Des
*Amy Robbins as Valerie Ann Platt, Bobby's Mother
*Kaye Griffiths as Lepidopterist
*Sevilla Delofski as Janet, De Winter's Secretary
*Helen Kluger as Ice cream Vendor
*Shane Barks as Young Bobby
*Sjoerd Broeks as Mark
*Elizabeth Earl as Child in Van
*Andrew Dixon as Philip

External links

*imdb title|id=00120584|title=All the Little Animals

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