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Among Giants (1998)

 -  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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Raymond 'Ray'
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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 ...
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Steve Huison ...
Derek
Sharon Bower ...
Lyn, Ray's Wife
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Alvin Blossom ...
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Sam Wilkinson ...
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Jo Wilkinson ...
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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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£2,500,000 (estimated)

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

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$64,359 (USA) (23 April 1999)
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Ray: How long you been out on the road?
Gerry: How long is a piece of string?
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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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Not for big budget movie fans but give it a chance.
1 November 1999 | by (Toronto) – See all my reviews

This movie is not nearly as bad as some other reviewers would have you believe. While it is no Hollywood big budget blockbuster it is a nice, sensitive movie about three people and their brief involvement. The scenery is breathtaking and the towers make a great backdrop. As far as being embarrassed by Postlethwaite's nudity I can only say I hope I look that good at 53. This is not a movie about a perfect man and a perfect woman under palm trees in a perfect world, It is about life in a dreary town leading a dreary existence. The crying man? He was living his dreary life, into a bookie for more than he had, knowing he was not getting out. I might cry as well.

The movie was a bit slow at times but give it a chance.


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