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Dirty Weekend (1993)

 |  Drama, Thriller  |  11 July 1997 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Dirty weekend - likainen viikonloppu  »

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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 »

Goofs

When Bella and her friends leave the restaurant, the telephone number on the canopy starts with 01, showing that this clip was filmed in London, not Brighton where this part of the film is set. See more »

Quotes

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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References Mean Streets (1973) See more »

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Bella
Written by Don Black and David Fanshawe
Sung by Tony Burrows
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A fun but sick film
10 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw this film at the cinema and found it quite funny in a sick sort of way. What I liked about it was the British feel to it. The story is a Death Wish type clone (Death Wish also directed by Mr Winner)it has some memorable characters in and also some memorable places from Brighton. If your after a bit of fun and don't mind some sick scenes you may like this. Also this film was banned from video release for a few years back in the mid 90's. There are some scenes cut out from the cinema release, but that does not affect the film in any way. Oh I also liked the soundtrack which suited the film very well. Even by today's standard this film has a dark and moody feel to it and may even find it's very own cult status one day.


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