Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Jones ...
Robert 'Bob' Askew
Mark Goodier ...
Gary Best (voice)
James Chambers ...
Albert Broadbent / Heist Gang Member #3 (voice)
Anna Jaskolka ...
Brenda Askew
Stacey Heywood ...
Kimberley
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Kimberley's friend
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Jack
Alan Hulse ...
Des
Billy Boden ...
Ste
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The Boss
Mandy Hestor ...
Sheila (as Mandy Hester)
Seamus O'Neill ...
Colin
Charlotte Jones ...
Angela
Michelle Myers ...
Kirsty
Tommy Eytle ...
Frances
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Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.

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Thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable
12 March 2003 | by (Reading, England) – See all my reviews

This debut movie of director Jevon O'Neill was both thought-provoking and thoroughly enjoyable, with a fantastic performance by Bruce Jones. At times surreal in concept, the atmosphere is gentle and good-humoured enhanced by sophisticated cinematography and a pithy , pacey script. A great 'feel-good' movie encompassing humour, pathos and imaginative locations (more positive representation for the North) which leaves you feeling that you have spent the last 90 minutes watching something worthwhile ( one of the last screen appearances of the late and great Brian Glover being another bonus).

I sincerely hope that Jevon O'Neill will soon be directing another such quality film.


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