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Director:
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Mike Leigh (writer)
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Release Date:
February 1994 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Johnny flees Manchester for London, to avoid a beating from the family of a girl he has raped. There he finds an old girlfriend... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Powerful, wearing, tough to stomach yet has to be seen See more (112 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Thewlis ... Johnny

Lesley Sharp ... Louise Clancy

Katrin Cartlidge ... Sophie
Greg Cruttwell ... Jeremy G. Smart

Claire Skinner ... Sandra

Peter Wight ... Brian

Ewen Bremner ... Archie
Susan Vidler ... Maggie
Deborah MacLaren ... Woman in Window

Gina McKee ... Cafe Girl
Carolina Giammetta ... Masseuse

Elizabeth Berrington ... Giselle
Darren Tunstall ... Poster Man
Robert Putt ... Chauffeur
Lynda Rooke ... Victim
Angela Curran ... Car Owner
Peter Whitman ... Mr. Halpern
Jo Abercrombie ... Woman in Street
Elaine Britten ... Girl in Porsche with Jeremy
David Foxxe ... Tea Bar Owner
Mike Avenall ... Man at Tea Bar

Toby Jones ... Man at Tea Bar
Sandra Voe ... Bag Lady
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Directed by
Mike Leigh 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mike Leigh  writer

Produced by
Simon Channing Williams .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrew Dickson 
 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
 
Casting by
Susie Parriss 
Paddy Stern 
 
Production Design by
Alison Chitty 
 
Art Direction by
Eve Stewart 
 
Costume Design by
Lindy Hemming 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... makeup artist
Kirstin Chalmers .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Georgina Lowe .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zerlina Hughes .... fourth assistant director
Josh Robertson .... third assistant director
Rupert Ryle-Hodges .... first assistant director
Toby Sherborne .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Derek Creedon .... stand-by props
John Davies .... painter
Trisha Edwards .... production buyer
Guy Hunt .... stand-by carpenter
Piero Jamieson .... lead man
Nic Orlande .... carpenter (as Nick Orlande)
Tom Read .... art department assistant
Guy Rutter .... stand-by painter
Hank Schumacher .... construction manager
Reg Wheeler .... dressing props
Steve Wheeler .... property master
 
Sound Department
Sue Baker .... dubbing editor
Loveday Harding .... boom operator
André Jacquemin .... sound engineer
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Imogen Pollard .... foley editor
Ken Weston .... sound recordist
Steve Hancock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
David Smith .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Martin Duncan .... best boy
Tom Lowen .... stand-by rigger (as Tommy Lowen)
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Dave Owen .... electrician
Chris Palmer .... generator operator
John Parsons .... gaffer
Dick Pope .... camera operator
Steve Potts .... generator operator
Andy Shuttleworth .... Steadicam operator
Simon Starling .... second assistant camera
Colin Strachan .... camera grip
Gary Turnbull .... focus puller
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon Long .... costume supervisor
Debbie Scott .... assistant costume designer
 
Editorial Department
Kate Mackenzie .... first assistant editor
Ian Seymour .... second assistant editor
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Vaughn Mullady .... negative cutter (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Step Parikian .... music coordinator
 
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Mike Carter .... location assistant
Stephanie Fauger .... production coordinator (as Stephanie Faugier)
Neil Lee .... location manager
Mark Mostyn .... location manager
Peter Shuttleworth .... production runner
Christopher Simon .... assistant accountant
Christopher Simon .... assistant accountant
Heather Storr .... script supervisor
Claudine Sturdy .... assistant to producer
Will Tyler .... production accountant
 

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131 min | South Korea:112 min
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At the beginning of the movie Johnny says "I used to be a werewolf, but I'm all right noowwww!!". In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) (and its sequels), actor David Thewlis does play one.See more »
Quotes:
Louise:How did you get here?
Johnny:Well, basically, there was this little dot, right? And the dot went bang and the bang expanded. Energy formed into matter, matter cooled, matter lived, the amoeba to fish, to fish to fowl, to fowl to frog, to frog to mammal, the mammal to monkey, to monkey to man, amo amas amat, quid pro quo, memento mori, ad infinitum, sprinkle on a little bit of grated cheese and leave under the grill till Doomsday.
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28 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Powerful, wearing, tough to stomach yet has to be seen, 31 August 2004
Author: ginger_sonny from London, England

One of the most powerful British films of the 90s. Mike Leigh directs David Thewlis in an unrelenting, uncompromisingly cynical portrayal of self-loathing and alienation

In this, Leigh's toughest, most uncompromising work for cinema, Thewlis turns in a stunningly uningratiating performance. He utterly immerses himself in the role of Johnny, an articulate, disenfranchised angry young man, who's escaped Manchester after a bit of rough outdoor sex turns into something a lot like rape.

Johnny flees to London to hook up with an old girlfriend Louise (Sharp). While wandering around the city he gives free rein to his unfocused rage and indulges in some further degrading sexual encounters, notably with the dippy and compliant Sophie (Cartlidge).

This is brilliant stuff, but hard to stomach. Once again Leigh proves what a big problem he has with London's bourgeoisie, particularly with his portrayal of the smooth, sexually exploitative Jeremy (Cruttwell).

Leigh gives us so little to cling to here. There is barely a symphathetic character aside from security guard Brian (Wright), who dreams of escaping to Ireland. So the viewer is stuck with the edgy autodidact Johnny. It's an immensely powerful film about self-loathing and urban alienation, but, Thewlis' remarkable performanace notwithstading, staying the two hour distance is asking for a lot, even from die-hard Leigh fans.

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