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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:
James Thornton ...
Sharon Bower ...
Lyn, Ray's Wife
Alvin Blossom ...
Steve's Dad
Sam Wilkinson ...
Ray's Son
Jo Wilkinson ...
Ray's Daughter


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".


Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Entre Gigantes  »


Box Office


£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,276, 28 March 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,359, 25 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 »


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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Involving and character driven
12 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

I did not know of the existence of this film until i saw it on a video preview. I rushed right out to hunt it down as Pete Postlethwaite and Rachel Griffiths are absolutely brilliant actors. I think it is fantastic that character actor Pete Postlethwaite, finally gets to play a romantic lead. There has always been something compelling and charismatic about him. Rachel Griffiths is perfect also. Forget your air-brushed, hollywood ideas of romance and sex, this is real, and sexy and uplifting at the same time.

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