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Nil by Mouth (1997)

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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug ... See full summary »

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Raymond
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Valerie
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Billy
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Janet
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Kath
Chrissie Cotterill ...
Paula
Jon Morrison ...
Angus
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Steve Sweeney ...
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M.C. in Club
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Michelle
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Sid Golder ...
Old Guy in Window
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making him live on his own. Raymond is generally a rough and even violent person, and that leads to problems in the life of the family. Written by Gustaf Molin <gustaf.molin@usa.net>

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Rated R for graphic drug use, non-stop strong language, brutal domestic violence and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Erään perheen elämästä  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film is loosely based upon director Gary Oldman's own life growing up in London. See more »

Goofs

A boom mic is visible in the supermarket parking lot. See more »

Quotes

Valerie: I'll send Michelle your love.
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Referenced in Last Orders (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen (Means That You're Grand)
Written by Sholom Secunda and Jacob Jacobs
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
Courtesy of MCA Records
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like a punch in the stomach
24 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

this film is incredibly harsh. it took a while for me to get into it - accent barrier and a little too close to reality make it a tough one to watch. but it really is a great film - horrifying and depressing. i don't think i could ever watch it again, it is too hard.

kathy burke is great as is her terrifying husband. cheers to gary oldman for doing good quality work.


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