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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  4 February 2000 (UK)
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Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

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Martin Arrowsmith ...
Dennis Wardrobe
Dave Blant ...
School Pianist
Darren O. Campbell ...
Darren
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Male Nurse (as Shaun Fields)
Julia Ford ...
Sandra Woolley
Ladene Hall ...
Carol Brass
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Joe Brass
Nicholas Harvey ...
Neighbour Lad #2
James Higgins ...
Bill Woolley
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Steven Laws
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Ben Marshall ...
Joel Morris ...
Park Lad #1
Johann Myers ...
Clifford
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Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him pursue Romeo's beautiful elder sister. He gradually becomes more violent after she rejects him ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Rated R for pervasive language, and for some elements of violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$6,713 (USA) (27 October 2000)

Gross:

$18,434 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Despite the natural chemistry of Andrew Shim and Ben Marshall the two actors almost came to blows during a scene due to Marshall's obnoxious behavior. Paddy Considine admitted in the DVD commentary he had no problem filming the scene at the seaside where he threatens Marshall's character, saying he "couldn't wait to get his hands on the little shit." See more »

Quotes

Romeo Brass: I can smell something cooking, you know, I haven't eaten for about an hour.
Gavin 'Knocks' Woolley: I cant smell nowt.
Romeo Brass: I'm so hungry.
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Written by Dandy Livingstone (as Robert Livingstone Thompson)
Performed by The Specials
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Paddy Considine Rules!!!!
20 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To say Paddy Considine played the role Morell is a GROSS understatement. The director made wise choice in casting the part. Morell, the town weirdo, wasn't just an important part of the movie, HE WAS THE MOVIE!!! From his first scene to his last, the character grabs your attention and never let's go. Whether it's his of the wall (and mostly unintentional) humor, or his dark yet tormented behavior, Morell (Considine) clearly establishes himself as an integral part of the film. Consinde's ability to generate humor, fear, disdain and sympathy for Morell, makes him a talented actor to watch for in future projects! I highly recommend this film.


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