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Dancin' Thru the Dark (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  2 March 1990 (UK)
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Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band fronted by her ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Murphy ...
Peter McGeghan
Peter Beckett ...
Julian Littman ...
Gary Moglione ...
Wasteground Kid
Martin Newby ...
Wasteground Kid
Leigh Price ...
Wasteground Kid
P.J. McCartney ...
Irish Band
Keith Price ...
Irish Band
John Walsh ...
Irish Band
Eddie Hughes ...
Irish Band
Eddie Archer ...
James Culshaw ...
Ann Haydn-Edwards ...
Willy Russell ...


Linda's out on her hen night, her fiance is out on his stag night. Linda is having major doubts about getting married, when both groups arrive at a club, to find the band fronted by her ex-boyfriend - and the love of her life - Peter. Linda has to decide. Does she stay and settle down, like her friends want her to, or does she chuck it all in and run away with Peter? Written by Stacey Mitchell <>

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2 March 1990 (UK)  »

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Bailando en la oscuridad  »

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A stags and hens night to remember
21 December 2003 | by (Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

A beautiful film, which captures the sadness, squalor and decay of post-Beatles Liverpool and the wasted young lives of those growing up there. It is a sort-of musical comedy, with a superb ensemble of well-rounded characters, all desperate in their different ways, with talents and flaws. Even Mark Womack as Eddie is not a mere stage villain, but rather an embittered and unstable but loyal friend.

The theme is simple - leaving home - and the execution brilliant. The early scenes, as a London rock group encounters the horrors of run-down Liverpool

  • predatory kids and a hostile pub - are hilarious. The theatrical origins

of the film are retained with the most dramatic scenes staged in the ladies' and gents' toilets of a down-town disco. The plot is so straightforward as to be trite, but the writing (by Willy Russell from his stage play), the energetic direction by Mike Ockrent and the vitality of the performances make this a film to remember.

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