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Robert Gray (screenplay)
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Release Date:
28 August 1998 (USA) See more »
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A tough young boxer struggles to come out in England. Having travelled to London, from his smaller town, he meets and falls for a twenty-something music producer. But love doesn't come easy. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Steve Bell ... Craig
Ian Rose ... Matt

Roger Daltrey ... Kelvin
Dani Behr ... Paula
Jude Alderson ... Gloria
Emile Charles ... Aylon
Chris Hargreaves ... Tony, Craig's Brother (as Christopher Hargreaves)
Paul Broughton ... Minto
P.J. Nicholas ... Jamie
Sean Simpson ... Jack
Charlie Caine ... Terry, DJ
Stephen Burke ... Luke

Dickon Tolson ... Dirty Dave
Chris Ross ... Andy
Tony Van Silva ... Fight Loser
Suzy King ... Amy
Ursula Lea ... Sonya
Suzanne Hall ... Train Girl
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Jason Redshaw ... Dancer in nightclub
Nigel Travis ... Quinnell (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul Oremland 
 
Writing credits
Robert Gray (screenplay)

Produced by
Tracey Gardiner .... producer
Christopher Hird .... executive producer
Martin Long .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Don McGlashan 
 
Cinematography by
Alistair Cameron 
 
Film Editing by
Jan Langford 
 
Production Design by
Tim Sykes 
 
Costume Design by
Sarah Bowern 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Justin Donoghue .... first assistant director
 
Other crew
Martin Joy .... location manager
 

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97 min
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Kelvin:Why take the carrot when you can have the donkey, eh?See more »

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16 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Well acted and directed movie, 27 October 2004
Author: guilfisher from New York City

I did like this movie. Directed by Paul Oremland, hopefully not his last, he brought truth and fine acting by a not so famous cast, to the fold. It was a low budget made film, but the writing, by Robert Gray, was top notch. It proves you can tell a beautiful love story without the glitz and millions of dollars. I think Mr. Oremland was in love with his story and his cast. He gave it such beautiful and heartbreaking moments. His interview on the DVD explains why he did the film and why he had such a strong connection in filming it. He also explained how he found the leading man, Steve Bell. Bell is perfectly cast as Craig, a young boxer from the skids who is not only fighting in sleezy matches but fighting his coming out as a homosexual.

He seemed so natural, they claim he actually had done some boxing in real life, you believed him from the start. Watching his opening up in his relationship with a pick-up, played by the beautiful Ian Rose. Rose also gave a truthful and lovely performance as he too found himself in his relationship with Craig. They played their scenes together quite well, including their nudity scenes.

Other cast members were Dani Behr, who played such a selfish girl-friend to Rose, I wanted to slap her. What a witch, and I use the term lightly. Then there's Craig's brother, well played by Chris Hargreaves,

who learns his brother is gay and supports him and his choice. Kind of brother every gay guy wishes he had. Roger Daltrey played another sleezy character in this film. I'm not quite sure whether I disliked his acting or his role the most. I didn't like him in this. I'm one who didn't know who he was. Not a THE WHO fan obviously. So I can't compare him to anything, but what he did in the film. Maybe Mr. Oremland felt he needed a name? I thought Daltrey overacted. But, that's a minor flaw in this wonderful movie. The story, acting and directing all make it worthwhile in renting the DVD. Go and do it like it is.

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