It's said that you can't take on City Hall, but one man takes a game stab at the bus company in this comedy-drama from the U.K. Donovan (Colin Firth) is a genial eccentric who arrives in the small Scottish town of Port Clyde and rents a room in the home of a woman named Lucy (Katy Murphy). Life has not been kind to Lucy; after the death of her mother, Lucy was left to care for her bother Sandy (David Brown), who is mentally retarded, and her grandmother (Liz Smith), who is slipping into senility. These days, Lucy finds solace in drinking and an affair with a married man, Clive (David O'Hara), who has an alcohol problem of his own but dreams of leaving his wife and his job for better things. Sandy attends a special school for the challenged, but when the local bus service decides to do away with the route he takes to class, Lucy has no idea of what to do for him. Donovan, however, sees an opportunity in this problem; he buys a bus and starts a one-vehicle transportation service of his own, asking his passengers to only pay what they can afford and hiring Sandy as his fare collector when he isn't busy at school. The people of Port Clyde take to Donovan's new bus service, but the local transit authorities aren't at all happy to have competition, and Donovan finds his new business in hot water. Donovan Quick was the first theatrical feature from director David Blair, who previously made a name for himself in British television productions.
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