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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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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

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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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Quotes

Ray: How long you been out on the road?
Gerry: How long is a piece of string?
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Soundtracks

The Groove Line
Written by Rod Temperton
Performed by Robert Johnson
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23 September 1998 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This film is truly awful. Its intention is to be in the vein of Raining Stones or Secrets and Lies or Brassed Off. It only skips the surface, never digging into the lives of the characters. The guy who cries in the campfire scene must have a problem, but what is it? Can you imagine Rachel Griffiths falling in love with Pete Postlethwaite? Excerpt: "Somewhere under those clothes there's a woman... Get 'em off." That _ridiculous_ scene in the silo or whatever it is, the two of them nude in the falling water? Postlethwaite looks like the village idiot.

Heaven knows why he got mixed up in this film. Don't you make the same mistake.


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