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Lia Williams ...
Bella
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Tim
Michael Cule ...
Norman
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Reggie
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Small One
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The Quiet One
Nicholas Hewetson ...
Bitter One
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Serial Killer
Jack Galloway ...
David
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Bascombe
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Nimrod
Shaughan Seymour ...
Charles
Mark Burns ...
Mr. Brown
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Stan
Matthew Long ...
Gun Shop Assistant
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Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a hammer, she realises she is then ready for a crusade against other such problem males. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Bella has decided to take out a few men.

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Death is Waiting  »

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Trivia

On the board on the front of the gun shop, the telephone number has had the area code changed from 0727, St. Albans, Hertfordshire to 0273, Brighton, East Sussex where the film is set. See more »

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At the country pub when Bella is talking to Mr Brown before he drives away: Bella's shadow on the car shows that the lighting is from the left but in the next shot as Mr Brown drives away the natural shadows are in the opposite direction. See more »

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Bella: Percy's dribbling...
Norman: Well at least he tried.
Bella: Better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all, I suppose.
Norman: Actually...
Bella: Yes Norman?
Norman: Merely to achieve erection isn't that important, as it happens.
Bella: Says who?
Norman: My analyst.
Bella: Well he would though, wouldn't he?
[Bella turns to Norman and laughs sarcastically]
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Bella
Written by Don Black and David Fanshawe
Sung by Tony Burrows
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Forget the film. Read the book.
21 September 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

A gross and garish movie whose clumsy editing, cheapskate production values and dire lighting are its only memorable features. A lot of acting talent is wasted in this truly execrable work. The director took a powerful, compelling and blackly comic novel and artistically trashed it. Best advice: Forget the film. Read the book.


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