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Stormy Monday (1988)

R | | Crime, Drama, Music | May 1988 (USA)
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When a corrupt American businessman tries to strong arm his way into businesses in Newcastle, England, he is thwarted by an club attendant and his waitress girlfriend.

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Brendan takes a job as janitor for Finney, who runs a jazz nightclub in the Northern English city of Newcastle. But Finney is being pressured to sell his club, and Brendan soon provides non-janitorial services to Finney. Soon his rival's American boss Cosmo comes to town, while Brendan begins to fall in love with Kate, an escort working for Cosmo. Written by Reid Gagle

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The Most Dangerous Choices Are Made With The Heart

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Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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Burzliwy poniedzialek  »

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$1,791,328 (USA)
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Partly filmed on location in the UK's Newcastle-upon-Tyne, birthplace of co-star Sting. See more »

Quotes

Brendan: Did you mean what you said?
Kate: What did I say?
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Spin-off Finney (1994) See more »

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(Call It) Stormy Monday
Performed by B.B. King
Written by T-Bone Walker (as Aaron T. Walker)
(c) 1948 Gregmark Music Inc.
Courtesy of MCA Records
Recorded at Mediasound
Produced by Trade Martin
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A 'Sleeper' Of A Modern-Day Noir
16 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those sleeper films, a good one that is not very well- known.....but should be. I really liked this modern-day film noir when I first saw it over a decade ago and the three additional times since.

The movie has all the features of a good noir, most of all a feeling of impending doom throughout, which a good noir exhibits. You know some bad things are going to happen, but you just don't know what and when. That uneasy mood runs throughout the film.

Add some tough characters, great cinematography (nice colors, too, in this case) and even a good blues music score and you have an interesting film. The story here revolves around a ruthless American businessman trying to buy up an entire block of the businesses in one area in Britain.

There's humor in here too with a goofy Polish jazz band, which looked and sounded just awful, and just enough action throughout to keep from getting too talky. Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith, Sting and Sean Bean star and all are fascinating to watch.


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