Steeped in realism and filmed with a nonprofessional cast, filmmaker Ken Loach's affecting coming-of-age drama tells the story of 15-year-old Billy (David Bradley), a miner's son whose life in Northern England is one of tedium and financial hardships. Once he bonds with and trains a wild kestrel hawk, his existence takes on stirring new meaning. With Freddie Fletcher, Lynne Perrie. 110 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; bonus "The Wednesday Play" episode "Cathy Come Home" (1966); featurettes; theatrical trailer; booklet.