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Donovan Quick

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Synopsis

The Pannicks are like any other dysfunctional family. Lucy Pannick drinks, her son Jim steals cars, her grandmother forgets to put her clothes on and her learning disabled brother, Sandy, runs model trains in his room all night. But when the mysterious and well-spoken Donovan Quick takes up residence as their new lodger, things will never be the same again.





When the multi-national bus company Windmill Transport takes over the local trains and leaves Sandy with no way to get to his day centre, Donovan starts up a one-bus company with Sandy to replace the lost service. Against all odds, the fledgling Quick and Pannick Buses becomes so successful that the ever-voracious Windmill Transport decides to poach the route for itself.





Donovan Quick, however, doesn't turn out to be the pushover Windmill Transport thought he might be. And, like his inspiration Don Quixote, Donovan manages to thwart Windmill at their own game, galvanising the community and transforming forever the lives of Lucy, Jim, Gran and Sandy Pannick in the process.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Running Time
104 mins
Format
Betacam Sp, Digi Beta
Director
David Blair
Producer
Jane Tranter, Barbara McKissack
Editor
Mark Day
Director of Photography
Peter Sinclair
Sound
Paul Hamblin
Music
Anne Dudley
Principal Cast
Colin Firth, Katy Murphy, David O'Hara, Liz Smith, David Westhead, David Brown
Executive Screen Writer
Donna Franceschild

Genre

Production Company

Making Waves Film and Television Limited
Contact: Alan Brodie
211 Piccadilly
London W1
Tel: 020 7917 2871
Fax: 020 7917 2872
alanbrodie@aol.com

Sales
Company

Pandora
7 Rue Keppler
Paris 75116
France
Tel: 00 331 4070 9090
Fax: 00 331 4070 9091