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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

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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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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4 February 2000 (UK)  »

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Hol alszik Romeo?  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$18,434 (USA) (10 November 2000)
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Director Shane Meadows appears twice in the film, once working in the chip shop and later working as a nurse. At the end of the movie these parts are credited to Shane Meadows and Shaun Fields respectively. Shaun Fields is also the name of the young boy in This Is England, whose experiences are based on those of director Meadows. See more »

Quotes

Bill Woolley: What will it take for you to go?
Morell: Man I thought I fucking put you out.
Bill Woolley: I just want you to go.
Morell: Do you want me to fucking put you to sleep?
Bill Woolley: I don't know.
Morell: Get on your knees, i'm going to drive this through your fucking skull.
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Move It on Over
Written & Performed by Hank Williams
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Coming Of Age
15 March 2000 | by (Broadbottom) – See all my reviews

Now here's a real winner right at the start of the year 2000 UK releases. Shane Meadows building on his 24 7:Twenty Four Seven success, adding colour but not disturbing the black and white order. Watching A Room For Romeo Brass was a wonderful experience for me. On one level the majority of the cast played their parts with the provincial rudiments of a Mike Leigh social drama, but intersecting this plateau was the brilliant unfolding of the Morell character, (Paddy Considine), a splendid mixture of Bez and Ewen Bremner, and my vote for the most memorable performance at 2000 at this early stage. Go see.

Ron


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