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Rita, Sue and Bob Too! (1987)

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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Holmes ...
Sue
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Rita
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Bob
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Michelle
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Aslam
Willie Ross ...
Sue's Father
Danny O'Dea ...
Paddy
David Britton ...
Rita's Brother
Mark Crompton ...
Rita's Brother
Stuart Goodwin ...
Rita's Brother
Max Jackman ...
Rita's Brother
Andrew Krauz ...
Rita's Brother
Simon Waring ...
Rita's Brother
Maureen Long ...
Rita's Mother
Joyce Pembroke ...
Lawn Mower Lil
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

16 September 1987 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Bob e as Suas Mulheres  »

Box Office

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$124,167 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

All three of the main characters in the film Rita, Sue & Bob have all appeared in Emmerdale since the 90's. See more »

Goofs

As they are walking down the street during the school trip the boom mic is visible in the bottom left shop window. See more »

Quotes

Rita: We haven't got eggs inside us. We're not ducks, y'know!
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Connections

Featured in The Arbor (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

House of Fun
Performed by Madness
Written and Composed by Mike Barson and Lee Thompson
Published by Warner Bros. Music Limited
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Best friends discover sex and the importance of their friendship
18 February 2007 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Not bleak at all. I first saw this film at the cinema. I was 16 and from comparatively affluent Cambridge (UK), I had no idea people lived such lives. At the time I found the sex scenes surprising for their realism having been spoiled by Hollywood's romantic handling of it. But sitting in the cinema with my best friend I remember delighting in the development of the friendship between the two girls.

So when it came on telly recently I thought I'd give it 10 minutes to see why I'd always remembered it so fondly. I'm glad I did. I think the first reviewer is too used attaching the word bleak to anything "northern" or "realistic". I found it anything but. The film *is* a comment on Thatcher's Britain but although the backdrop to the story is a run-down estate and the characters are financially poor the story is tender, funny and celebratory.

The title shows what the film is about, it's about Rita and Sue, Bob's only an afterthought. Throughout the whole relationship the girls are in control of the hapless Bob who's sex-drive leads to his making some pretty unwise choices, Rita and Sue are his enthusiastic conspirators. The relationship with Bob tests their friendship but it is ultimately made stronger.

The film has some wonderful moments, Sue's father is the most convincing drunk I've ever seen. The end is fantastic, look out for the Union Jack in that great last shot.


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