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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 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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Mid 1980's an unemployed man takes over the running of a rundown nightclub on New Years Eve.
2 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Liverpool mid 1980's New Years Eve an unemployed man finds work managing a run down night club only to find that the local Orange lodge OAP's and Catholic Society old folks have been booked in on the same night. Mix in the worst night club acts ever seen, local gangsters, ageing terrorists and a wickedly dark humour. Hopefully this should be released on DVD soon? Bernard Hill is as usual a real star and has an appearance by Joanne Whalley in one of her first roles. Michael Angelis is excellent and the film is a real joy especially in its use of a dry humour that all visitors to Liverpool will recognise. This is a real slice of social commentary and show cases several cameo appearances including Elvis Costello as a 'walking nervous breakdown' / magician. I have since traced a copy of No Surrender after three years of searching and converted it to DVD as a back up copy. I had forgotten how wonderful the humour was I shall upgrade my ranking just on the strength of this. This film has atmosphere a real taste of my early adult life in early 80's Britain showing it was not all big hair do's and mobile phones the size of bricks.


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