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Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 May 1987 (UK)
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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Sue
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Rita
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Bob
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Michelle
Kulvinder Ghir ...
Aslam
Willie Ross ...
Sue's Father
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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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29 May 1987 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bob e as Suas Mulheres  »

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$124,167 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Siobhan Finneran and George Costigan later co-star in the BBC drama Happy Valley. Costigan and Lesley Sharp also later starred together in several episodes of the ITV drama Scott & Bailey. 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

Michelle: My husband is not a dirty bastard, it's your daughter and her so-called "mate".
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Dancing Dancing
Music by Monica Hyde
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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Funny, sad, sometimes grim, but not moribund.
10 January 2004 | by (Exeter, England) – See all my reviews

This is quite a low-key film from Alan Clark. It is a sad, funny, warts-and-all story about social desperation, and how people seek escape and solace from it. George Costigan is excellent as the bored, 'nouveau-riche' husband who gets his kicks from seducing less experienced teenagers. The two girls are wonderfully played and their characterisations are true to life. This is also a film about the 'little' people. Some viewers might be offended by the use of racist language used when referring to Asians, and perhaps even the portrayal of Sue's Pakistani boyfriend as violent, but this is essential to the realistic depiction of working-class life in a decaying inner-city area. The funniest characters are Sue's drunken and obnoxious father, and the nosey parker with the hosepipe who's always got his eye on the strange goings on in the neighbourhood. This film also marked the highest moment of that dreadful party band Black Lace who perform a composition entitled 'Gang Bang'. It is the films bawdiness and honesty that makes 'Rita, Sue and Bob too' a minor classic of the long gone 1980s.


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