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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

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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Rafi Rahman
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Rosie Hobbs
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Alice
Ayub Khan-Din ...
Sammy
Roland Gift ...
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Anna
Suzette Llewellyn ...
Vivia
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Rani
Badi Uzzaman ...
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Mark Sproston ...
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Woman in Kitchen
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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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A blistering attack on Thatcherism.
9 April 2000 | by (Iowa City, Iowa) – See all my reviews

Stephen Frears intended for this film to make war on the politics of Margaret Thatcher, which he believed were responsible for a breakdown of English society. The film touches upon all of the major issues of England in the 1980s, some would say without covering any of them sufficiently. The figures of Sammy, Rosie, Anna, and Danny (or Victoria, as he calls himself) do their best to come to grips with the world around them, while Rafi and Alice, members of an older generation, can do little more than observe and mourn. Rosie's lesbian friends look at her lifestyle and pronounce: "This is liberalism gone mad", not realizing that she is merely living up to the egalitarianism they espouse. Some would have problems choosing a central character, but I choose Rosie. She is linchpin and catalyst, and at times utterly unreadable.


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