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Vroom (1988)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  1988 (UK)
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A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »

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Susan
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Jake
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Ringe
Melanie Kilburn ...
Kate
Rosalind Bennett ...
Lyn
Moya Brady ...
Tess
Sheila Reid ...
Jake's mother
Bill Rodgers ...
Bluto
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Harry
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Donald
Dicken Ashworth ...
Huff
Louis Mellis ...
Flanny
Jackie O'Broad ...
Fat Sam
Ron Tarr ...
Mr. Roache (The Fat Man)
James Duggan ...
Scrapman
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A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern town are bleak with unemployment and domestic wrangles. But then Susan, the 'older woman', moves in next door. Inexorably, events lead Jake, Ringe and Susan to a bid for freedom and the open road in the sleek American car the lads have renovated. Then their troubles really begin. Written by Film 4

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This was Clive Owen's film debut. See more »

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Jake: Eat the sky, Ringe! There's more!
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Gasoline
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This could be the Prequel of the "Chancer" series.

If anyone has ever watched both Vroom and then Chancer in succession they may have spotted that the closing scene in Vroom neatly flows thru into the opening scene in Chancer. Not to give too much away but Clive Owen throws the keys out of his classic car in the last scene in Vroom only to catch a set of thrown classic car keys in the opening scene of Chancer, and the could be looking at each other. Can't find any common people on both except for Clive Owen...did he suggest it? Looking at the Vroom story line and characters it could also be a prehistory of Derek Love pre Chancer...Maybe he was also called Jake. Excellent films both of them.


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