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Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 8 October 1993 (UK)
This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Jones ...
Bob
Julie Brown ...
Anne
Gemma Phoenix ...
Coleen
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Tommy
Tom Hickey ...
Father Barry
Mike Fallon ...
Jimmy
Ronnie Ravey ...
Butcher
Lee Brennan ...
Irishman
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Young Mother
Christine Abbott ...
May
Geraldine Ward ...
Tracey
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Joe
Matthew Clucas ...
Sean
Anna Jaskolka ...
Shop Assistant
Jonathan James ...
Tansey
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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as he turns to more and more questionable measures, in his desperation to raise the needed money. This tragic flaw leads him to risk all that he loves and values, his beloved family, indeed even his immortal soul and salvation, in blind pursuit of that goal. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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8 October 1993 (UK)  »

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$89,388 (USA)
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Nasty (Terrorise Mix)
Written by Mark French and Bradley Carter
Performed by Sy-Kick
Published by Polygram Music Publishing Ltd
Recording courtesy of Hamster Records Ltd
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Bob Williams is a survivor !
12 October 2001 | by (STOCKPORT, England) – See all my reviews

Raining Stones is a gritty urban tale of life with no money or hope! Bob Williams(Bruce Jones) has to raise the cash for his daughters first communium dress! He's determined to get the best one, which is the dearest, ably followed with his long suffering wife(Julie Brown) and his best mate Tommy (Ricky Tomlinson). From gutting drains to stealing turf and sheep! He struggles to raise the cash and has to visit a loan shark- 'Tansey' , with devastating consequences! Bob's a survivor, but will it all come good in the end?! Another Brilliant film from Ken Loach! 8/10


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