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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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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 ...
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John Walsh ...
Irish Band
Eddie Hughes ...
Irish Band
Eddie Archer ...
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James Culshaw ...
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Ann Haydn-Edwards ...
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Willy Russell ...
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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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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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Wonderful early 90's snapshot of nightlife
27 August 2005 | by (Isle of Wight, England) – See all my reviews

Dancin' through the Dark is a favourite nostalgia film about nightlife in the pre-britpop 90's. Nightclubs playing the most awful music, live here-today-gone-tomorrow bands, and a flotsam of characters who are obviously the fore-runners of today's Chavs.

We meet Dave, out on his stag night, soon to be almost comatose with drink, accompanied by his loyal mates, oh and some total animal who's idea of a good night out is a fight and a sh*g. His bride-to-be is having second thoughts, which are only intensified by the reappearance of a former beau who has made it big in the music industry and co-incidentally is appearing in the nightclub where she is enjoying her hen night.

To complicate issues further, Dave is also in the nightclub (throwing up in the toilet - a place he occupies for most of the rest of the film) causing mayhem amongst the Hen party who feel very bad ramifications will result if they meet prior to the nuptials.

I won't spoil the ending, but rest assured, the path of true love does not run smoothly, neither does a scouser scorned take betrayal lightly.

Favourite quote:

Man Dancing: Do you want to come back to my place tonight? Hen night girl: What for? Man Dancing: A F**k and a pizza. (Pause - music still playing and everyone dancing) Hen night girl: Is it a wholemeal pizza? (Man dancing is taken aback)


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