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Dancin' Thru the Dark (1990)

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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Ben Murphy ...
Gary
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Peter McGeghan
Peter Beckett ...
Chris
Julian Littman ...
Ned
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 ...
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James Culshaw ...
Customer
Ann Haydn-Edwards ...
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Willy Russell ...
Sourface
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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 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 <staceym@zoom.co.uk>

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2 March 1990 (UK)  »

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Winker: Wanna come back to my place?
Maureen: What for?
Winker: A fuck and a pizza.
Maureen: [pause] Is it a wholemeal pizza?
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Mountains of Mourne
Performed by The Cream of the Barley
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A typical night out...!
17 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Based on Russell's play 'Stags & Hens' the screen version captures the essence of the traditional British pre-wedding celebrations. Linda & Dave are made for each other and are waiting for their fairy-tale wedding day so they can spend the rest of their lives together. From Linda leaving the factory she works in to Dave & the boys visiting the local Indian restaurant and taking advice about not mixing their drinks, Russell's portrayal of the Liverpudlian working classes is perfect! Pulling on your heartstrings from every possible angle, this film follows Linda's journey of self discovery...is there anything better beyond the Mersey? With a catchy sound track and brilliant performances throughout, this is definitely one to watch. A treat for any Willy Russell fan!


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