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Director:
Writer:
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 »
User Reviews:
masterpiece See more (111 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

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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The script was largely created by improvisation during 11 weeks of rehearsal before shooting. The script was only 25 pages long.See more »
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Brian:Would you like a mint?
Johnny:Is this a new policy? Ply the culprit with menthol?
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96 out of 120 people found the following review useful.
masterpiece, 11 April 2004
Author: ajrussell73 from United Kingdom

"Don't waste your life" A security guard advises the nihilistic anti hero Johnny. This film is macabre, raw, and with dialogue as sharp as anything ever witnessed on celluloid. Mike Leigh created a dark brooding magnum opus with this portrait of early 90's London. His partnership with David Thewlis, who creates a fascinating and ribald character is simply astonishing. It is a performance that explores our very humanity.

This film investigates the existential angst as portrayed by the protagonist Johnny of what is to survive; the main character gradually reveals himself before us stripped of pretence and standing "naked" . Johnny's diatribes tinged with apocalyptic tones upon the nature of the universe and beyond are breath taking. Sex and violence under pin the narrative of this film, and with Jonny adhering to no personal boundaries he embarks upon a journey that takes the viewer upon an uneasy and ultimately rewarding journey .

The film is important as it shows the true power of the cinematic medium , and as a cultural reference to the pap produced by Hollywood; exposing the neutered offerings mainstream cinema is plagued with. This film shows Mike Leigh as a master of his art, expressed by the unique performances he elicits from his cast.

This work of genius will be stumbled across in years to come and be celebrated by later generations for its language, its mood, and its effect which makes us engage in our very existence. A true testament to a magnificent achievement.

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