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Susan
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Jake
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Ringe
Melanie Kilburn ...
Kate
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Lyn
Moya Brady ...
Tess
Sheila Reid ...
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Bluto
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Harry
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Donald
Dicken Ashworth ...
Huff
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Flanny
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Fat Sam
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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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Susan: I still think you are strange, but I'm starting to get used to it, and...
Jake: What?
Susan: ...enjoying it, funnily.
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One for the road
12 January 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A road movie about road movies. Two young men hope to fulfill their dreams by hitting the open road in a classic American car they have lovingly restored. Taking along the sultry divorcee with whom one of them has fallen in love is an idea bound to cause tension. A quirky and worthwhile drama, with David "Naked" Thewlis impressive again and even the normally plastic Clive Owen giving a good account of himself.


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