Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with ... See full summary »

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Shashi Kapoor ...
Rafi Rahman
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Rosie Hobbs
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Alice
Ayub Khan-Din ...
Sammy
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Danny / Victoria
Wendy Gazelle ...
Anna
Suzette Llewellyn ...
Vivia
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Rani
Badi Uzzaman ...
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Tessa Wojtczak ...
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Eva
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Margy
Mark Sproston ...
Young Policeman
Cynthia Powell ...
Woman in Kitchen
Dennis Conlon ...
Asian Shopkeeper
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Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@cislabs.pitt.edu>

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30 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Sammy y Rosie van a la cama  »

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$1,196,336 (USA)
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During its initial release, many American newspapers would not run ads with the full title. Ads would show "Sammy and Rosie" printed at the top of a poster, with the bottom part shredded up. See more »

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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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I Vow to Thee My Country
Composed by Gustav Holst
Lyrics by Cecil Spring-Rice
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Frears and Kureishi together again
11 December 2007 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

The movie is probably one of the best descriptions of conservative England in the 80's ever filmed. The accurate script, written by great novelist and play writer Hanif Kureishi is absolutely touching, and describe interracial relations is a raw way that I hardly ever seen. The characters are strong and clear, and the actors and actresses may be unknown for us -except Claire Bloom, of course- but some of them are great stars in India. What make the movie so strong is probably the simple but powerful story that tells a lot about human relations. Roland Gift shows himself a good actor as was a good singer in Fine Toung Cannibals. Many scenes are unforgettable, and the end is not only unexpected but shocking. The British cinema in the 80's appeared to pay more attention to people than their government, and "Sammy and Rosie..." is a good example of that. A great film from a team that deserved to be seen, Frears and Kureishi.


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