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The Martins (2001)

 -  Comedy  -  14 September 2001 (UK)
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Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by Chrissoda100

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£310,600 (UK) (14 September 2001)

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£855,874 (UK) (28 September 2001)
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Originally, the title of this film was to be "Tosspot". See more »

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When Robert and Ange are sitting on the rock out at sea, talking, how far Robert's jacket is zipped up changes in each shot. See more »

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Featured in The Martins: Outtakes (2001) See more »

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Lee Evans is Brilliant in this.
3 April 2003 | by (Bedfordshire , England) – See all my reviews

The Martins is a brilliant little film that although maybe is not as funny as you would hope from a Lee Evans movie is still superb for many other reasons. It is about a man who has been a faliure most of his life but still tries to do the best for his family who he loves very much. Everything he does turns sour , so one day he snaps and does the best for his family whatever the cost maybe. Lee evans and Kathy Burke are fantastic as the parents in this disfunctional family and you feel so much for them. Most people will sympathise with Evans's character even if he does have sex with his neighbour,tie up and steal from an old couple and threaten everyone with a gun!. I thought this was a nice movie that only adds to the growing reputation of the two leading actors .Sit back and enjoy. 8 out of 10.


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