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The Martins (2001)

 |  Comedy  |  14 September 2001 (UK)
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Eric Byrne ...
Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey ...
Security guard
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Terri Dumont ...
Katie
Tameka Empson ...
Mo
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Hatfield Recorder Editor
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Traffic Warden
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Doug
Alison Egan ...
Jan
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Anthea
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Teacher
Oscar Grounds ...
Pupil
Melanie Claus ...
Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)
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Mr. Marvel
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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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Also Known As:

Tosspot  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£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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Flying High
Written by Morgan Nicholls & Billy Nicholls
Performed by Morgan
Courtesy of Source Records
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2 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This film is a brilliant depiction of the troubles faced by the working class people in today's society. The inequality of wealth and the divisions of class are displayed brilliantly. The only problem I have is with it being called a comedy. It has its funny moments but overall it is a dark and sad portrayal of the dilemmas that face so many w/c people nowadays and the way they are treated.

To all those who have described Lee Evans's character as a scrounger and a "louse" etc. I'd ask if they understood the film at all. Question why he came to be in that position. And what about all the others on that street. How much of a chance do you think his son or daughter is going to have? So shut it, you bourgois bastards. Like he said in the film, "We could have our own Communist state" Brilliant!


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