In order to help the actors with the stress of the final scene all were allowed alcohol on set. The kiss Robert Carlyle puts on his son was not scripted resulting in the actors' perplexed reaction. See more »
Reflection of boom mic visible in the car window as Dave throws Lomper back into the car. See more »
[Gaz and Dave are waiting in Gerald's lawn for him to leave for work]
He's got gnomes.
Aye, he bloody would have.
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The film shown behind the opening credits is "Sheffield...City on the move", made in 1971 for the Sheffield Publicity Department. See more »
When this got praised all over the place, I avoided seeing it at first because I was afraid it would be a letdown. But it's not, not in any way. This continues a tradition of sorts; while back in the 50's and early 60's, the British were known for their kitchen-sink, angry young man dramas (like "Room at the Top" or "Look Back in Anger"), now they seem to be putting comic spins on them, and it's working. Not only do you laugh (especially when Horse is at the Unemployment Office after the videotape of them dancing has been released to the public, and when he says he hasn't been up to anything, the clerk says, "That's not what I heard"), but the characters and where they come from are taken seriously and are three dimensional, so you care about them. The humor comes from real situations, not sitcom humor. A real winner!
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