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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 ...
Customer
James Culshaw ...
Customer
Ann Haydn-Edwards ...
Barmaid
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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First feature of Stephen Graham. See more »

Quotes

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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Once In A Lifetime
Performed by Deon Estus
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Stunning, yet unappreciated...
24 August 2004 | by (Dorset, UK) – See all my reviews

I love Dancin' Thru The Dark and have done since I saw it on the BBC several years ago.

It's hard to pinpoint what I like best about it, but I think a lot of it comes from the brilliant and funny script, the excellent choice of unknowns to play the leads and the atmosphere of the whole thing - I think we all know local dives like Bransky's!

The soundtrack also stands out for me, with three excellent songs written by Willy Russell and sung by Con O'Neill (So Many People, Shoe Shine, Dancin' Thru The Dark) who shows a considerable musical talent.

All in all, I'd watch this movie all day and wish it was more widely available on DVD - if only to let more people see Bernie stick her foot in the men's toilet!

A Classic - 5 out of 5!!


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