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No Surrender (1985)

R | | Comedy | 6 August 1986 (USA)
A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night. The situation is trickier than expected since the bar is in Liverpool, and one ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Angelis ...
Mike
Avis Bunnage ...
Martha Gorman
James Ellis ...
Paddy Burke
Tom Georgeson ...
Mr. Ross
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Bernard
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Billy McRacken
Mark Mulholland ...
Norman
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Cheryl
J.G. Devlin ...
George Gorman
Vince Earl ...
Frank
Ken Jones ...
Ronny
Michael Ripper ...
Tony Bonaparte
Marjorie Sudell ...
Barbara
Joan Turner ...
Richard Alexander ...
Smoking Kid
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A scheduling mixup means two groups of old-timers have reserved the same bar for a party on the same night. The situation is trickier than expected since the bar is in Liverpool, and one group are Protestant die-hards while the other consists of Catholics hard-liners. Written by Reid Gagle

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A Normal Night Out These Days

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Dark, bleak but very funny
19 September 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this again the other day and it's probably 20 years since I last saw it but it's still unbelievably dark & chaotically funny. Michael Angelis & Bernard Hill are just brilliant & Vince Earl shows just the right amount of menace in his role as Frank. Ray McAnally's character forms part of the central plot, being a former Unionist activist trying to get away from/live with his violent past despite the constant provocation from Paddy Burke (James Ellis). If you're British/Irish of a certain age and lived through 70's/80's or are perhaps a student of the Irish 'troubles' - and you have to have a sense of dark humour - you'll love this. Your main problem will be getting hold of a copy as it incredibly difficult to find copies of it as I believe Alan Bleasedale (the author) withdrew it.


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