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Maryam d'Abo ... Alison

Sean Chapman ... Rupert

Ray Winstone ... Chas

Andrée Bernard ... Sarah
Germán Montaner ... Mr. Caldeiro
Amparo Moreno ... Mrs. Caldeiro

Graham Crowden ... Chairman of The Board
Jerome Willis ... Older Board Member
Vivien Heilbron ... Gloria
Stefan Bednarczyk ... Hutchings
Bruce Purchase ... Oldberg
Michael Packer ... Smythe
Emma Komlosy ... Vicki
Ben Shaw ... Young Rupert
Elizabeth Steele ... Secretary 1
Jean Stanley ... Secretary 2
Anna Farnworth ... Claire
Osheen Jones ... Sebastian
Mica Jones ... Fiona
Charles Simon ... Old Gentleman
Ivan Zuarez ... Boy with Ball
Andrea Regás ... Ticket Girl
Laura Mañá ... Chiquita
Pedro Molina ... Miguel

Mark Benton ... Derek

Richard Hope ... Alistair
Adrian Beaumont ... Stephen

Dolly Wells ... Jane
Gerard Libero ... Captain
Hugo de Campos ... Customs Officer 1
James Rylands ... Customs Officer 2
Stephen Bent ... Mario
Inés Cabot ... Veronica
Chema ... David
Caspar ... Rodolfo
Xavier Criado ... Musician
Agustí Estadella ... Barman (as Augusti Estadella Gil)
Dany Sego ... Mr. America
Mandy Deal ... Mrs. America
Robert Rietty ... Luigi

Vortre Williams ... Uncle Serge (as Trevor Williams)
Stephen Bateman ... Old Man
Jennifer Thorne ... Old Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pere Molina ... (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... Sam (uncredited)
John Westwood ... Office boy (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Bray 
Writing credits
Michael Bray (written by) and
Billy Hurman (written by)

Produced by
Rodney Annet .... co-executive producer
Jaime Comas Gil .... co-producer (as Jaime Comas)
Chris Craib .... executive producer
Julio Fernández .... co-producer
Graham Hampson Silk .... executive producer (as Graham Hampson-Silk)
Billy Hurman .... producer
Maureen Murray .... line producer
Mike Prince .... co-executive producer
Rosa Romero .... associate producer
Original Music by
Mark Thomas 
Cinematography by
Josep M. Civit 
Film Editing by
Bryan Oates 
Casting by
Teresa Estrada  (as Teresa Estrada 'Xata')
Jeremy Zimmermann  (as Jeremy Zimmerman)
Production Design by
Mike Grant  (as Michael Grant)
Art Direction by
Nigel Chisholm 
Rosa Ros 
Don Rothwell 
Costume Design by
June Nevin 
Rosa Paradeda  (as Rosa Paradela)
Production Management
Victoria Borrás .... production manager: Spain
Marta Pérez Ferrándiz .... assistant production manager
José Antonio Pérez Giner .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ana Ayesta .... second assistant director
Mercè Coll .... third assistant director (as Mercedes Coll)
Mercè Coll .... third assistant director
Mark Griffiths .... first assistant director
Mark Ward .... second assistant director
Art Department
Amy Denebeim .... props buyer/set dresser
Emma Field-Rayner .... art department assistant
Sound Department
Vicky Brazier .... foley editor
Paul Carr .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Child .... sound editor
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Lewiston .... supervising sound editor
Brian Simmons .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Courtney Vanderslice .... head of production: Cinesite
Debra Coleman .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Paul Lambert .... digital artist (uncredited)
Roy Alon .... stunt coordinator
David Anders .... stunt double: Sean Chapman
Richard Bradshaw .... safety driver
Ángel Plana .... stunt arranger (as Angel Planas)
Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Benet .... first assistant camera
Salva Castellarnau .... grip
Josep M. Civit .... camera operator
Norman Smith .... gaffer
Terry Williams .... key grip
Other crew
Eduardo Albaladejo .... management of rights: Filmax Entertainment
Linda Gibson .... script supervisor
Tracey Malone .... production accountant
Robin Pim .... location manager
Eda Vik .... stand-in
John Westwood .... stand-in

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Surprisingly nice movie, 4 January 2003
Author: Harald Bjorøy ( from Bergen, Norway

Before watching movies on the TV I often check IMDB to see if the movie is worth while watching.

I was not expecting too much when I saw the score of 4.8 at the time, but I read the reviews, and decided to watch it.

Movie summary

Rupert is an achieving and hard working business man, trampling on everyone at work, and without the capability to be nice to the one he loves. But from the beginning you get some indications that he is a nice man underneath.

Alison is a more relaxed and nice woman who somehow has fallen in love with Rupert.

Rupert decides to go to Barcelona to close a deal, on an important day for both Rupert and Alison. He gets stuck on his way back, and is stuck with "common people", and he is not able to hold his promises to Alison.

The rest of the story I leave to watchers of the movie, but the main story holds few surprises.

Very quickly you get to know the characters, some of the characters are maybe a little bit unrealistic, but you get the point for their roles. You also feel for all the main characters, and you do want to know how the film ends.

The film has a very "cheap" look, it is obvious that it doesn't have a high budget. The music score is maybe the worst part of the production, some of the dialouge is bad. But the most important parts of communications are ok, I particularly liked the character Chas (Ray Winstone), save the over-common clothing.

The film has a light mood to it, and is 100% not Hollywood. It has a resemblance to a farce on theater, but its story is serious enough.

I very much enjoyed the movie, and recommend it to everyone, it is probably not a movie for action-loving youth.

It was first after watching the movie, when I returned to IMDB to give my score of 7 that I discovered that the weighting system of IMDB has been very unfair to this movie. It has (at the time of writing) a score of 4.8, and a arithmetic mean of 7.3. I never hesitate to watch movies with a score around 7, but below 5 is not normally my movie.

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