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Orphans (1998)

Four siblings gathered together for their mother's funeral in Glasgow face individual torments over night during a tumultuous storm that rips the roof off the church.

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Michael
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Thomas
Rosemarie Stevenson ...
Sheila
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John
Ann Swan ...
Mother of Family
Gilbert Martin ...
Frank
Jan Wilson ...
Sandra (Woman in Bar)
Lenny Mullan ...
Julian (Bar Manager)
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Duncan
June Brogan ...
Mona
Paul Doonan ...
Lenny (Duncan's brother)
Linda Jane Devlin ...
Evelyn (Waitress in Bar) (as Linda Cuthbert)
Lex Keith ...
Himself
Hugh Ferris ...
Himself
Joel Strachan ...
Neil (Lad in Toilet)
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I quattro figli della signora Flynn si riuniscono a Glasgow, nella casa materna, in occasione dei funerali della madre, morta di recente. L'indomani mattina ci sarà la cerimonia funebre e, mentre un violento temporale si abbatte sulla città, i congiunti si preparano a trascorrere una notte molto difficile. I rapporti fra di loro si fanno più violenti man mano che le ore passano : bisogna accettare il lutto e cercare di ritrovare rapporti familiari ed affettivi ormai scomparsi da tempo. Written by rosebud6

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Are YOUR parents a burden?

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7 May 1999 (UK)  »

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$16,098 (USA) (10 March 2000)

Gross:

$49,501 (USA) (17 March 2000)
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Peter Mullan was horrified to learn that the film's production company, FilmFour, had accidentally burned over 30 minutes of footage. This was due to a clerical error. See more »

Quotes

Tanga: Black bean sauce? Fuckin' mingin', man.
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References Manon of the Spring (1986) See more »

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The Jobby Wheecha!!!
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Performed by Billy Connolly
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Extremely funny most enjoyable
1 January 2001 | by (Herne Bay England) – See all my reviews

As usual about 2 people went to see this film but i seriously recommend the film though i would not watch it if there had been a recent bereavement in my family. It has strong moments emotionally and some of the humour may be offensive to a certain category of people. The film combines serious drama with comedy making it a very mixed emotional film but one which is sure to make you laugh. It's got to be one of the best british films unseen by the masses.


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