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Brimstone & Treacle (1982)

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A strange young man has a sinister effect on the family of a middle-aged writer.

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Brimstone and Treacle is a modern gothic tale about the evil that men do and the price that must be paid to make things right. The film, a remake of a 1976 teleplay that included Denholm Elliot in its original cast as Mr. Bates, the film also included an incredibly cool soundtrack of songs by artists like The Go-Go's, The Police, Squeeze and an irreverently stylish 1930's little diddy called "Spread A Little Happiness", performed by Sting by himself. Written by Gerry Kissell <repdetect@yahoo.com>

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An intriguing fantasy of angelic innocence and devilish passion.

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12 November 1982 (USA)  »

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The character that Martin Taylor is alluded to and suspected of being is The Devil. However, at no time does the script of this play state that Martin is The Devil - this is something that has been assumed by viewers and writers over the years. In fact this is one several plays that Potter wrote which feature men who suffer the *delusion* that they have supernatural powers. See more »

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Tom Bates: Miss Holdsworth, raise your skirt please.
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References A Kind of Loving (1962) See more »

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When the roll is called up yonder
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27 January 2000 | by (Kielce, Poland) – See all my reviews

An extremely fascinating picture, "Brimstone & Treacle" suited my perversive taste in 100%. Sting's part is the best in his career, and the music he wrote for the film makes my heart tremble (esp. "I Burn For You").


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