The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.

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Mickey
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Skinny
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Baby
Martin Gwynn Jones ...
Sweets
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Silver Johnny
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Potts
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Sam Ross
Kenneth Bryans ...
Roger
Paul Ebsworth ...
Raymond
Kate Lynn Evans ...
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Luigi
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London in the fifties: a young singer is the star in a night club and is the owner's protegé. The latter has also a son, Baby, who, thanks to his father's morbid attentions is considered a halfwit by everybody. An old gay gangster has Baby's father horribly killed since he wants the singer's attentions all for himself. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Jim Broadbent was offered the role of Sam Ross. See more »

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Although this movie is set in the 1950s, one of the characters mentions Spider-Man, who didn't appear in comics until 1963. See more »

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Featured in Venice Report (1997) See more »

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I thought it was rather good!
25 August 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Worst film ever made?! I think not! It is different, I'll give you that, but the performances and feel of the film is quite haunting and stay with you long after. Jez Butterworth has great vision and this was (originally) from a stage play (which is always a risk) but it comes to screen very well. I feel its an underrated movie which needed more attention when it was released at the cinema. I do hope it gets the DVD release it deserves. The cast do a great job, it has become a kind of cult film to people I know have seen it. I am disappointed by the only review there was of it, so felt compelled to write my own. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but if you like films which are a bit different, try it.


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