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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Ezra
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Sam Ross
Kenneth Bryans ...
Roger
Paul Ebsworth ...
Raymond
Kate Lynn Evans ...
Knuckle Sandwich Girl (as Kate Evans)
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Knuckle Sandwich Boy
Al Fiorentini ...
Luigi
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Naked Man
Milly Gregory ...
Guildford Girl
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Storyline

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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10 July 1998 (UK)  »

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£2,200,000 (estimated)
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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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Brilliant and entertaining
22 October 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I so thoroughly enjoyed this movie I thought the acting was excellent I found it very gripping and tense and unpredictable. Some one had made very negative comments about Ewen Bremner in their review...........they were really unfounded. I just wish some one would cast him as some psycho bad guy I'm fed up of seeing him as the inept fall guy there is much more to this actor.

I found the dialogue an authentic portrayal of wanna be thugs and small time crooks and hustlers wanting to believe they are bigger than they really are. Thoroughly entertaining, well written, well directed and well produced.


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