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The Chain (1984)

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
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Carrie
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Alison
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Dudley
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Tasha
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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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Matthew Blakstad ...
Mark
Charlotte Long ...
Rosemary
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Thomas
Herbert Norville ...
Des
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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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£1,125,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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 question-master on University Challenge (1962). See more »

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Des's mum hands a cup of tea to Thomas. When seen from behind, he has the cup and saucer resting on his thigh, When viewed from his front, he has the cup at chest height. See more »

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Spin-off Moving Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Karma Chameleon
Composed by Boy George (as O'Dowd), Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig,
Phil Pickett
Performed by Billie Whitelaw
Used by kind permission of Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited and Warner Bros. Music
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I agree: another of the great ones
27 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

No negative comments by your other quite perceptive reviewers and rightly so. I agree with all of them as to this wonderful film's outstanding qualities and especially as to its being highly underrated. It's a kind of vignette movie like "Quartette" or "Tales of Manhattan" yet all the vignettes are thematically connected in time and process, each throwing light on the others and on the film as a whole. It's simply a classic in conception and brilliant execution. Bravo to all concerned.


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