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Wish You Were Here (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  24 July 1987 (USA)
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age.... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Trudi Cavanagh ...
Tap Dancing Lady
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Clare Clifford ...
Mrs. Parfitt
Barbara Durkin ...
Valerie
Geoffrey Hutchings ...
Hubert Mansell
Charlotte Barker ...
Gillian
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Eric
Chloe Leland ...
Margaret
Charlotte Ball ...
Pat Heywood ...
Aunt Millie
Abigail Leland ...
Margaret (aged 7)
Susan Skipper ...
Lynda's Mother
Geoffrey Durham ...
Harry Figgis
Sheila Kelley ...
Joan Figgis
Neville Smith ...
Cinema Manager
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In a staid English seaside town after the Second World War, young Lynda grows up with her widowed father and younger sister. Rebellious Lynda has been swearing constantly from an early age. At sixteen, she becomes more exhibitionist and seeks out sexual encounters challenging the prevailing lower-middle class attitudes to sex. She eventually becomes pregnant by an acquaintance of her father. Written by Will Gilbert

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Some people march to the beat of a different drummer. Lynda's got her own brass band.

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Comedy | Drama

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Too Much  »

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$3,283,832 (USA)
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Just like Personal Services (1987), the previous film from writer David Leland, this project was inspired by the real life figure, Cynthia Payne. This film focuses on her childhood while the other dealt with her adulthood. See more »

Quotes

Lynda Mansell: Have I got nice tits, or have I got nice tits?
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Connections

Features A Lady Surrenders (1944) See more »

Soundtracks

Cornish Rhapsody
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from A Lady Surrenders (1944)
Music by Hubert Bath
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Surprisingly delicious!
13 May 1999 | by (Monterrey, Mexico) – See all my reviews

If you enjoy life, this film is a must see... absolutely worth watching.

I saw this film about ten years ago as part of a one-day-show at a film festival. Since that time forward i have tried to see it again, but that has been impossible for any "commercial" movie theatre showed it in my country.

Both, the plot and the acting of Emily Lloyd left a delicious taste in my senses during and after the film was over. Later i found it was her first official/professional appearance on film. She was perfectly casted. One has no other choice but to love this film, and being a woman... it is a MUST SEE.

What happened to writer/director David Leland? It is a shame we don't see fresh films like this one more often. Recently, "Life is beautiful" (Italy) swept with many awards... well, "Wish You Were Here" is something like "life is not beautiful but one better live it to the edge, being the one and only life we have".

P.S. Still... i am waiting for the video version in order to watch this film over and over.


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