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No Surrender (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  6 August 1986 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

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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Nothing like it-- a bleak, intelligent satire about impasse
29 February 2000 | by (Amherst, Mass, USA) – See all my reviews

I wanted to see this film from the moment I read its TIMES' summation: a sheepish night-club manager shows up for work at his new Liverpool job, and discovers his predecessor, as a kiss-off gesture, has scheduled Catholic and Protestant Irish social groups for the same night (he also saved some tables for mental patients, having a night-out). The evening's entertainment features a thrash-band screaming lyrics like "YOU'RE GONNA DIE-- DIE--DIE!" at the golden agers, a catatonic magician.....The rookie sets out to get through the impossible night ahead. The accents are fuzzy, and some of the Irish jokes obscure-- but this film is so filled with talent that wonderful Bernard Hill takes a second-tier role as a dim bulb. The film's moral center is that remarkable character actor Ray McAnally, a detective trying to find a real criminal among all the low-lifes. Few people have voted on this film-- but a lot of them accorded it a 10. Scout around and discover why-- this is one singular film.


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