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 Rory Connor (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Paddy Connor (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Frank Nickle (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Victor Pittie (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Lizzie O'Dowd (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Charlotte Kean (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Little Joe (3 episodes, 1995)
Allen Mechen ...
 Dan Pittie (3 episodes, 1995)
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 Jimmy Connor (3 episodes, 1995)
Stephanie Putson ...
 Janie Waggett (3 episodes, 1995)
Ron Senior Jr. ...
 Sam Pittie (3 episodes, 1995)
Amber Styles ...
 Ruth Connor (3 episodes, 1995)
Margery Bone ...
 Maggie Ridley (2 episodes, 1995)
Lyn Douglas ...
 Grannie Waggett (2 episodes, 1995)
Sarah Finch ...
 Mrs. Buckham (2 episodes, 1995)
Joe Ging ...
 Dr. Munday (2 episodes, 1995)
David Haddow ...
 John George Armstrong (2 episodes, 1995)
John Middleton ...
 Mr. Buckham (2 episodes, 1995)
Frank Mills ...
 Mr. Kean (2 episodes, 1995)
Max Smith ...
 Bill Waggett (2 episodes, 1995)
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A rent collector in Victorian Tyneside tries to better himself. He finds navigating class prejudices and family obstacles difficult. Sometimes criminals oppose him. It seems he'll never succeed, but twists of fate and help from unexpected quarters make it seem as if he'll win through in the end. Written by Cary Brown

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Catherine Cookson's Gambling Man  »

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Very Different
5 February 2005 | by (El Cajon, California) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie and recommend it to others. It was a bit different than what I normally watch. It was so interesting to watch Rory grow up in the short time of the span of the movie. At first he is much like a 17 year old boy wanting to get under his girlfriend's skirt, but then doing the "honorable" thing and marrying her. His life is destroyed by the death of his childhood love and rebuilt by a strong woman who knew what a grown up love was like.

In the end his life is turned up side down and in a terrifying moment he reaches for the one woman who he knew loved him and that he had grown to love.


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