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Gerry Sundquist ...
Gerry Pearson
David Easter ...
Howard
Mickey Feast ...
Nick Dryden
Ferdy Mayne ...
Basil Silverman
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Laurie
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Jay Reltano (as Richard Parmentier)
Billy McColl ...
Mark
Chrissy Wickham ...
Sue
Frances Lowe ...
Sharon
Johnnie Wade ...
Mr. Pearson (as Johnny Wade)
Mandy Perryment ...
Candy
Gary Shail ...
Aldo
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Mrs. Pearson
Thomas Baptiste ...
Claire's Father
John Gorman ...
Newsagent
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So bad it's good
1 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

Check out this movie if you want to see a low-rent pastiche of Saturday Night Fever. Gerry is our zero (sorry, hero) stuck in rainy, 70's, low-aspiration North London, dreaming of a way out. Yes, there's a dance contest ("North London vs South London" - Music Machine vs Idon'tknowtheotherone)..yes there's a mid-Atlantic voiced DJ, yes there's an arch bad-guy (the gap-toothed bloke who appears in Sade's Smooth Operator video, fact-fans) and, superbly, there's big-name star-quality in the shape of Patti Boulaye in a bronze Ford Capri MkII with a beige vinyl roof. This was before the glitzy glamour of imported European lager (ok, maybe Skol or Lowenbrau were a treat)...instead halves of bitter and cheesy chat up lines fired at the out-of-his-league "bird" - "Can I get you a drink?" "I'm alright thanks.." "I know you're alright, but can I get you a drink...?". Always a winner. A brilliant film. (Another lyric - 'Dancin' on a Saturdy night..hopin' that there won't be a fight..' They don't write em like that any more)


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