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Among Giants (1998)

R  |   |  Romance, Comedy  |  April 1999 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Raymond 'Ray'
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Gerry
James Thornton ...
Steven 'Steve'
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Shovel
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Bob
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Weasel
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Frank
Emma Cunniffe ...
Barmaid
Steve Huison ...
Derek
Sharon Bower ...
Lyn, Ray's Wife
David Webber ...
Billy
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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Entre gigantes  »

Box Office

Budget:

£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

Gerry: I think it's beautiful. You know, to have your whole life all laid out like that in front of your eyes.
Ray: I think they're going to knock it all down soon.
Gerry: Always be roots though. All I got's a whole bunch of people I'm not going to see again and a whole bunch of places I'm never gonna go back to.
Ray: So stop movin'.
Gerry: Wouldn't know how.
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Soundtracks

Tonight I'm Gonna Kiss This Heartache Goodbye
Composed by Wayne Clark
Performed by Big Sky
Published by Future Earth Music
Courtesy of Future Earth Records
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Why the negative reaction?
1 January 2004 | by (Arlington, Texas) – See all my reviews

I really don't understand why this film has received such generally negative reaction. I agree that it does bog down in a couple of places, and maybe some of the charactors could have been developed in a litte more detail, but Postelwaite and Griffiths are thoroughly engrossing.

Also, the film is visually very interesting. Someone has a real eye for shot construction.

After looking at the user ratings, I was expecting to be disappointed. I wasn't.


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