Flesh and Blood

Synopsis: A man who was adopted at birth traces his real parents, and discovers that they have severe learning disabilities and do not know he exists.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Julian Farino
  3 wins & 2 nominations.
76 min

[Mark] You ever hang out in this park?

[Guillermo] Sometimes, I prefer the inside.

But regardless, I come

out here occasionally.

[Mark] Cool.

[Guillermo] Not big for cutting

through the grass though.

[Mark] Why is that?

[Guillermo] A lot of dogs come this way.

[Mark] Ah.

Oh, man, it's nice being out.

Been used to seeing a

whole lot of concrete.

So you still don't think I need a haircut?

[Mark] Maybe, I'll cut it for you.

I don't like those chances.


This is like the first

real meal that I've eaten.

Why, you didn't like the slop in prison?

No, I didn't.

That's exactly what it was.

It was like they blended

up dog and served it to you.

Great conversation to

have while we're eating.

Right, sorry, I'll stop talking about it.

What's it like on the outside?

It feels weird.

Kind of feels weird 'cause

it feels kind of normal,

you know?

Like I haven't skipped a beat.

But, I don't know.

It also kind of feels like

I've been born again, you know?

It's like fresh, everything's fresh.

And then sad.

You know, it's kind of sad.

I got a lot of memories,

a lot of stuff that this

neighborhood reminds me of.

Getting pretty metaphysical, aren't you?

Mmm hmm.

What do you think?

Why are we here?

What does this all mean?

I'm 13, so I haven't really figured out

those kind of questions yet.

I do like Plato.


I like his theory of, his

philosophy of the cave.

Imagine you had three people

that were chained in a cave.

And the way they were chained,

they were always looking

at one wall of the cave,

and could never move their heads.

So they could never

see the other two people

that were there, opposed from hearing them.

Now imagine somebody brought

a light into the cave,

and a shadow was cast.

That would blow their mind.

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Peter Bowker

Peter Bowker (born 1958) is a British playwright and screenwriter. He is best known for the television serials Blackpool (2004), a musical drama about a shady casino owner; Occupation (2009), which follows three military servicemen adjusting to civilian life after a tour of duty in Iraq; and Desperate Romantics (2009), a biographical drama about the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. In 2007, he adapted Blackpool for CBS as Viva Laughlin. more…

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