Directed By: David Hemmings
Year of Production: 1972
Running Time: 85m 12s
Catalogue No: AA37 041
Release Date: 1980
Other IFS release: No
AKA: The Wild Little Bunch; Existence; The Fourteen
Jack Wild, June Brown, Liz Edmiston, John Bailey, Diana Reevers, Alun Armstrong, Cheryl Hall, Keith Buckley, Anna Wing, Tony Calvin, Christian Kelly, Peter Newby, Frank Gentry, Paul Daly, Richard Heyward, Terry Ives, Christopher Leonard, Sean Hyde, Alfons Kaminsky, Wayne Brooks, Mark Lee Hughes, Wayne Dyer, Snowey the Dog, Raymond Byrom, Judy Leibert, Ann Dyson, Brian Smith, Jacqueline Hurst, Malcolm Tierney, Jane Wood, Matthew Guinness
Synopsis: [from the rear of its Iver Film Services sleeve]
This is a Dickensian story brought bang up to date under DAVID HEMMINGS' brilliant direction and with JACK WILD in the lead as the eldest brother of THE WILD LITTLE BUNCH. The mother JUNE BROWN dies leaving a family of thirteen soons and one daughter. They first give hell to the housekeeper sent by the local council and then much against their wishes they are placed in care.
As Christmas approaches there are shades of JACK WILD in his childhood role of the Artful Dodger as he re-assembles the boys and with true team spirit they 'acquire' the necessary trimmings for a traditional Christmas dinner and a very special family reunion.
A specially fine performance from JACK WILD
The title was mis-spelled, possibly deliberately by its distributors, on its sleeve. Title should have been correctly written as "Existence". For another supposed error by IFS, please also see Planet of Dinosaurs, which bypassed those at IFS.
Around the time of this barely glimpsed IVER release, Existance also appeared on Ian Mupratt's Guild Home Video label as The Wild Little Bunch.
The following trailer has been gleaned from YouTube, and features the film's trailer as EXISTENCE. Note the correct spelling on this trailer, especially apparent when compared to its release here on IVER! THE WILD LITTLE BUNCH is shown underneath in brackets!