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Second Best (1994)

PG-13
105 min | Drama

Graham, a lonely Welsh postal worker, adopts James, a troubled ten-year-old boy. Graham always wanted a son, but James loves his biological father too much to give Graham a chance. Will the two be able to accept each other as family?
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David Cook (novel) (screenplay)
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Sep 30, 1994 (United States)

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William Hurt
Graham Holt Graham Holt   See fewer
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Doris Irving
Adoption Shop Volunteer Adoption Shop Volunteer   See fewer
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James Warrior
Senior Social Worker Senior Social Worker   See fewer
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Jane Horrocks
Debbie Debbie   See fewer
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Alfred Lynch
Edward Edward   See fewer
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Shaun Dingwall
Graham, age 20 Graham, age 20   See fewer
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Paul Wilson
Colin, age 20 Colin, age 20   See fewer
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Alan Cumming
Bernard Bernard   See fewer
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Jake Owen
Jimmy, age 3 Jimmy, age 3   See fewer
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Prunella Scales
Margery Margery   See fewer
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Ross Edwards
Pimple Pimple   See fewer
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Doris Hare
Mrs. Hawkins Mrs. Hawkins   See fewer
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Adam Wills
Graham, age 12 Graham, age 12   See fewer
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Mrs. George
Herself Herself   See fewer
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Nerys Hughes
Maureen Maureen   See fewer
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Philip Swancote
Policeman Policeman   See fewer
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Ann Morrish
Lizzie Lizzie   See fewer
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Esther Coles
Staff Nurse Staff Nurse   See fewer
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John Hurt
Uncle Turpin Uncle Turpin   See fewer
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Alice Alice   See fewer
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Mrs. Hilliard Mrs. Hilliard   See fewer
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6.9 / 10 | 1,441 votes