I'll Be There

Synopsis: A washed-up 80's pop star suddenly has a new direction in life when he discovers that he has a teenage daughter, Olivia, in Cardiff, Wales. The result of a weekend affair he had back at the height of his fame produced Olivia, a newspaper delivery girl for the South Wales Echo. He arrives in the small Welsh town, unsettling the life of his ex-lover while inspiring his newfound daughter to follow in his footsteps with a musical career of her own, against the wishes of her mother.
Director(s): Craig Ferguson
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
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105 min

- Hmph. I don't blame her.


Margaret, where are you?

Oh, bloody hell.

Oh, Lord. Put some bloody clothes on.

You look like prostitutes.

What do you want?

How did you get in?

Nice to see you too.

Olivia let me in.

Made me fish fingers.

Delicious, they are.

Right. Good.

You're not surprised to see me?

I saw your bus in the driveway.

You want to get rid of that thing

before it falls apart.

Never. You were conceived in that bus,

girl. That's history, that is.

Your reprobate band

are not sleeping tonight in my house.

I'm still trying to get

the smell out from the last time.

They'll sleep in the bus.

- Where's Olivia?

- In her room...

listening to music like

any other normal teenager.

You're back late.

I'm busy. We're opening

a new salon in Bristol.

Don't you want to know

why I'm here?

Not really.

You've heard, then.

Well, if you don't say anything, I will.

This has gone on long enough.

Don't you start, Dad. I'm warning you.

You've no bloody right, you hear?

Just eat your fish fingers

and keep your nose out of it.

I'm off to bed.

Night, sweetheart.



Why is Grandpa here?

He's sleeping on the couch,

and he hasn't done that since Nan died.

But he's, uh...

he's Grandpa.

Who knows what he's up to.

Night, then.

Come here.

I want to talk to you.

When I was your age, I...

I was a bit wild.

Yeah, Grandpa said.

What happened?

You can't be wild when you're a parent.

It's pathetic.

- Grandpa's wild.

- I rest my case.

You're too tough on him.

You didn't grow up with him.

Listen. This is important.

I wasn't much older

than you are now.

Oh, my God.

You had sex with Paul Kerr?

Paul Kerr of the Love Rats,

the '80s pop star?

That's great!

Why didn't you ever tell me?

Oh, no.

You're kidding.

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Craig Ferguson

Craig Ferguson (born 17 May 1962) is a Scottish-American television host, comedian, author and actor. He was the host of both the syndicated game show Celebrity Name Game (2014–2017), for which he has won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and of Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016) on History. He was also the host of the CBS late-night talk show The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005–2014). In 2017 he released a web show with his wife Megan, titled Couple Thinkers. It ran for six episodes from October 9, 2017. It is available on YouTube. After starting his career in Britain with music, comedy and theatre, Ferguson moved to the United States where he appeared in the role of Nigel Wick on the ABC sitcom The Drew Carey Show (1996–2004). He has written and starred in three films, directing one of them, and has appeared in several others, including several voice-over roles for animations. Ferguson has also written two books: Between the Bridge and the River, a novel, and American on Purpose, a memoir. He was naturalised as a United States citizen in 2008. more…

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