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1988 (UK) See more »
A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision... See more » | Add synopsis »
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This could be the Prequel of the "Chancer" series. See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Diana Quick ... Susan

Clive Owen ... Jake

David Thewlis ... Ringe
Melanie Kilburn ... Kate

Rosalind Bennett ... Lyn
Moya Brady ... Tess
Sheila Reid ... Jake's mother

Bill Rodgers ... Bluto

Tim Potter ... Harry

Jim Broadbent ... Donald
Dicken Ashworth ... Huff
Louis Mellis ... Flanny
Jackie O'Broad ... Fat Sam
Ron Tarr ... Mr. Roache (The Fat Man)
James Duggan ... Scrapman
Michael Irving ... Len
Philip Tan ... Shane
Christine Cox ... Susan's sister
Martin Oldfield ... Susan's brother-in-law
Maggie Lane ... Ringe's mother
Tricia Penrose ... Supermarket girl (as Trisha Penrose)
Nev Goodwyn ... Compere
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Henders ... Abe
David Pollard ... Welder
Graham Parrington ... Boxing trainer (uncredited)

Directed by
Beeban Kidron 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Cartwright 

Produced by
Paul Lister .... producer
Original Music by
Adam Kidron 
Michael J. McEvoy 
Cinematography by
Gale Tattersall 
Film Editing by
Steve Singleton 
Casting by
Sheila Trezise 
Art Direction by
Caroline Hanania 
Costume Design by
Ann Hollowood 
Makeup Department
Sarah Grundy .... hair stylist
Sally Harrison .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tony Hopkins .... first assistant director
Kevin Westley .... third assistant director
Andrew Wood .... second assistant director
Art Department
Bob Hedges .... property master (as Bobby Hedges)
Mark Hedges .... stand-by prop
Peter Hedges .... stand-by prop
Careen Hertzog .... assistant art director
Duncan Wheeler .... production buyer
Sound Department
Kevin Brazier .... sound editor
Geoff R. Brown .... assistant dubbing editor (as Geoff Brown)
Paul Carr .... dubbing mixer
Matthew Desorgher .... sound maintenance engineer
Jonathan Enraght-Moony .... assistant dubbing editor
John Midgley .... sound recordist
Allan Morrison .... dubbing editor
Peter Musgrave .... additional dubbing editor
Clive Osborne .... boom operator
Clive Pendry .... dubbing mixer
Ian Voigt .... additional sound recordist
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Abbi Collins .... stunt performer
Simon Crane .... stunt performer
Dave Holland .... stunt performer
Tom Lucy .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
James Ainsley .... focus puller
Frank Connor .... still photographer
Adam Dale .... assistant camera
John Devine .... best boy
Russell j Lyster .... gaffer (as Russell Lyster)
Clive Rivers .... grip
Jack White .... electrician
Marc Wolff .... pilot: camera helicopter
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Daryl Bristow .... wardrobe supervisor
Jane Howells .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Simon Clayton .... assistant editor
Anthony Morris .... assistant editor
Location Management
Alison Barnett .... location manager
Michael Berni .... location assistant
Transportation Department
Peter Godfrey .... driver: camera car
Other crew
Patricia Ashworth .... runner
Sarah Cellan-Jones .... production coordinator
Terry Connors .... production accountant
Susan d'Arcy .... unit publicist
Lucy Day .... producer secretary
Andy Hennigan .... assistant accountant
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Maggie Parsons .... production assistant
Pamela Walshe .... script supervisor

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89 min

Did You Know?

This was Clive Owen's film debut.See more »
Jake:Eat the sky, Ringe! There's more!See more »
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
This could be the Prequel of the "Chancer" series., 30 August 2000

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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