Goodnight, Mr. Tom
Goodnight, Mr. Tom ★★½ 1999
Tom Oakley (Thaw) is an elderly widower, living reclusively in rural England at the onset of WWII. When abused, nineyearold Londoner Willie Beech (Robinson) is evacuated to the countryside with a number of other children, he winds up in Tom's care. Naturally, the curmudgeonly old man and the wary young boy develop a strong friendship, which is threatened when Willie's mother unexpectedly turns up. Based on the novel by Michelle Magorian. 90m/C VHS, DVD . GB John Thaw, Nick Robinson; D: Jack Gold; W: Brian Finch.