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The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Stevie
Emer McCourt ...
Susan
Jim R. Coleman ...
Shem (as Jimmy Coleman)
George Moss ...
Mo
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Larry
David Finch ...
Kevin
Richard Belgrave ...
Kojo
Ade Sapara ...
Fiaman
Derek Young ...
Desmonde
Bill Moores ...
Smurph
Luke Kelly ...
Ken Jones
Garrie J. Lammin ...
Mick
Willie Ross ...
Gus Siddon
Dean Perry ...
Wilf
Dylan O'Mahony ...
Youth
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The story of Stevie, a construction worker, and his girlfriend, an unemployed pop singer, serves to show the living conditions of the British poor class Written by Michel Rudoy <mdrc@hp9000a1.uam.mx>

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Comedy | Drama

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12 February 1993 (USA)  »

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Lim-lom  »

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$295,444 (USA)
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Gus Siddon: Well the crux of it is - if you clock on late, you'll clock off a bloody sight earlier, right? You got it? Thursday mornin's payday. It's also sackin' day. Be warned. We hire these skips, not for you lot to lean on - they've got to be filled. While I'm on about it, I trust none of you lot are signin' on as well.
Mo: I didn't think you could do that.
Gus Siddon: You'd be surprised what some of you bastards get up to. I've had my eyes opened a few times, I'll tell you that.
Shem: What type of things are you talkin' ...
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Always On My Mind
Composed by Johnny Christopher (as J. Christopher), Francis Zambon (as M. Jones) and Wayne Carson Thompson (as W. Thompson)
Performed by Emer McCourt
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A Truly Remarkable Film, ver close to home (literaly!)
18 June 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film, drunk one Friday after a heavy nights drinking after work on a building site. I was then a bricklayer - a job I had done for over five years. Watching this film, it dawned on me that this was filmed in the part of London where i lived. I could truly relate to it and I would have sworn that the actors had themselves spent their lives working on sites it was so realistic. Go to any site and you will see at least one character who you could say directly related to a charater in this film. The safety aspect has been cleaned up a lot now but back then, sites were a dangerous place to work. Accidents were common and the end scenes were not in any way unrealistic.

The thing that did it for me was the portrayal of the working class of Britain. The sentiments were all there, the humour, the desparation, the sense of wanting to rise above the rest and the shattered dreams. They are all here. I would say that if anyone from abroad wanted to study the character of the British working class then they MUST see this film. It is tough, gritty and full of humour...a truly remarkable piece of film that is sadly neglected.

Buy it, Rent it, Steal it, Borrow it...whatever you do SEE IT!


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