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The Chain (1984)

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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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Keith
Rita Wolf ...
Carrie
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Alison
David Troughton ...
Dudley
Jade Magri ...
Tasha
Maurice Denham ...
Grandpa
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Mr. Thorn
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Betty
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Mrs. Andreos
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Deidre
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Alex
Matthew Blakstad ...
Mark
Charlotte Long ...
Rosemary
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Thomas
Herbert Norville ...
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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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13 March 1986 (Australia)  »

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Ein Umzug kommt selten allein  »

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Jack Rosenthal used the same character name, Bamber, for the head removal man in both this film (when he was played by 'Warren Mitchell') and in the TV series Moving Story (1994) (when he was played by Warren Clarke). In both cases, the character was a know-it-all who incessantly impressed (and bored!) his colleagues with his prodigious knowledge - hence the nickname "Bamber", a reference to Bamber Gascoigne, the questionmaster on University Challenge (1962). See more »

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The Chain
Performed by Barbara Dickson
Written and Composed by Barbara Dickson, Jack Rosenthal and Stanley Myers
Published by Filmtrax/B.A.T. Music/Quintet
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All human life
5 June 2004 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

You may be mistaken for thinking this film has a religious heart. OK, it is a story of the seven deadly sins, but that's where the religion ends. In fact it is the story of humanity, expressed by describing a day in the life of a removals team. The chain of house-movers encompass all of the virtues and sins of the world. Not only do we see the upward transitions from affordable house to newly affordable homes, we see the fundamental impact a house-move has on the movers. We also see how similar the different classes, cultures and sexes are when faced with one of the most significant upheavals a human can endure: moving home.

Brilliant actors, brilliant screenplay, brilliant concept.

A superb movie that will have you belly-laughing.


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