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Raymond 'Ray'
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Steven 'Steve'
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Shovel
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Bob
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Weasel
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Frank
Emma Cunniffe ...
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Derek
Sharon Bower ...
Lyn, Ray's Wife
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Alvin Blossom ...
Steve's Dad
Sam Wilkinson ...
Ray's Son
Jo Wilkinson ...
Ray's Daughter
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian with a spirit of adventure and mountain climbing skills. She wants a job, and against the others' advice, who don't want a woman on the job, Ray hires her. Then she and Ray fall in love. He asks her to marry him, gives her a ring. Steve's jealous; Ray's ex-wife complains that he spends on Gerry, not his own kids, and she predicts that Gerry won't stay around. Plus, there's pressure to finish the job fast. Economics, romance, and wanderlust spark the end. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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a love story from the writer of "The Full Monty".

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Romance | Comedy

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Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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April 1999 (USA)  »

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£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,276 (USA) (26 March 1999)

Gross:

$64,359 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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Although made after, Simon Beaufoy actually wrote this screenplay before he penned the screenplay to The Full Monty (1997). See more »

Quotes

Frank: Don't go having a good time. You'll only brood about it in years to come.
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Stand By Me
Composed by Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller and Ben E. King
Performed by James Thornton, Lennie James, Andy Serkis and Rob Jarvis
Published by Leiber & Stoller Publishing
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a must see
12 March 2000 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

this is a must see movie for those who love Pete and Rachel. although unlikely lovers, it is refreshing to see a movie which does not go down the standard Hollywood road of beautiful man meets beautiful woman; they argue, they fight, they then fall in love. this script is life as it is, not as it might be if we all lived in the typical studio executive mind...


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