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Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)

 -  Drama  -  22 December 1982 (UK)
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Edmonds ...
Annie
Sue Wallace ...
Mavis
Geraldine Griffiths ...
Doreen
Karen Meagher ...
Paula
Maggie Wilkinson ...
Arlene
Ron Bain ...
Mike
Alun Lewis ...
Hywel
Robert Blythe ...
Ivan
Roy Heather ...
Wally
Peter Doran ...
Dai
Arwen Holm ...
Helen
Sion Tudor Owen ...
Nin
Robert Gwilym ...
Gareth
Mostyn Evans ...
Now
Paul Haley ...
Mr. Howard
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A shy, introverted young girl takes a summer job at a seaside resort in Wales. She finds the staff, the owners and patrons unlike anyone she has ever met before.

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A delicious new comedy from the producer of "Chariots of Fire" and "Local Hero."

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22 December 1982 (UK)  »

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Released theatrically in the U.S., but not before it gained cult-status on public television showings. See more »

Quotes

Mike: Bon apetite, blue eyes!
Paula: Her eyes are brown, Mike.
Mike: Not to me!
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References Love Me Tender (1956) See more »

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Beautiful, funny film
8 December 2007 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

No matter how many times I watch this delightful coming-of-age movie, I discover something new about the characters. They almost seem to grow with you over the years, so familiar do they become to you, like old friends. These (well, most of these) are people I would want to know, women I would love to have as friends for life -- I DO have friends for life like them. I find myself wondering what their lives would be like now, 40+ years after the film is supposed to take place. That, to me, is the mark of a film extraordinarily well conceived, written, directed and acted. An absolutely dear, touching, funny film, very worth hunting down.


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