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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 ...
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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2 March 1990 (UK)  »

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Bailando en la oscuridad  »

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First feature of Stephen Graham. See more »

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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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A gem of a film
1 January 2008 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

The only reason I give it a 9 is because of the lighting. It's so dark on the set that half the time I had trouble keeping track of the characters. Otherwise, I loved this oh-so-believable winking slice of working-class life. I have a couple of questions for other viewers: 1. I don't recall actually seeing the much-commented-upon boots that Peter is wearing. Did anyone? 2. I also don't recall the name of Peter's band ever being mentioned. Is this correct?

Also, when Linda's friends try to convince her to leave because it's bad luck for her to see her groom the night before the wedding, I'm surprised she didn't suggest that _he_ leave, not her.

I also was impressed with the building tension that climaxed in the two bathrooms (Ladies and Gents respectively). A Russell masterpiece.

Anyone else in love with Con O'Neill? I adore Blood Brothers too!!!


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