I Live With Me Dad

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I Live With Me Dad
90 min TV Movie
Based on a true story, it follows the street adventures of a father and son and his unconventional upbringing. Produced by Crawfords Australia. (1985)

From Crawfords Productions, Australia, a heart warming film based on a true story, that explores the extraordinary bond between a father and his son, amidst the pressures and emotions of those who would separate them.

Sid McCall is down on his luck. His greatest friend is his son Crispy and together they share all the joys and disappointments that street life can bring. Although only 6 years old, Crispy mixes easily with the street people, who share a common fellowship that always unites them during times of trouble.

Drawn into the world of Sid and Crispy are social worker, Jill Harkness and Major Briggs of the Salvation Army. Both are concerned about the boys future and are committed to a custody battle with Sid,in the belief that separation will be best for the boy. But the bond between father and son is unshakeable.

Peter Hehir is Sid McCall
None would question Sid’s dedication to Crispy but will his great love for his son be enough to save them?

Haydon Samuels is Cristopher McCall
The streets are his home, the riverbank his bedroom. He is only 6 but has survived more pool room brawls than the toughest hustler.

Dennis Miller is Joe Kazzirak
Joe remembers Sid as a man of strength and courage. What has happened to his friend and how can he help?

Rebecca Gibnet is Jill Harkness
She doesn’t approve of Crispy’s unconventional upbringing and becomes passionately concerned for his welfare.

Robyn Gibbes is Della McCall
The wife who abandoned Sid and Crispy can give the boy a home, but does she want to?