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 ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Byrne ...
Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey ...
Security guard
Terri Dumont ...
Tameka Empson ...
Hatfield Recorder Editor
Traffic Warden
Alison Egan ...
Oscar Grounds ...
Melanie Claus ...
Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)
Mr. Marvel


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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£310,600 (UK) (14 September 2001)


£855,874 (UK) (28 September 2001)

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Most of the secenes were shot in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The two houses which the Martins had and the mother in law had are at the side of the Galleria Shopping centre which also appears in the movie a lot. Its frontage can also be seen at the start of the movie after the truck moves away with the Bounty advertising on it. The furniture place where Robert and Little Bob play around in the middle of the galleria is no longer there as that is now a Cafe Nero in part of that space. The pet shop where they buy a pet for Little Bobs birthday is Jollyes Pet Emporium in Crews Hill. The ice cream truck where they buy the ice creams isnt outside of it and its smaller inside than in the movie. See more »


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 »


References Titanic (1997) See more »


Flying High
Written by Morgan Nicholls & Billy Nicholls
Performed by Morgan
Courtesy of Source Records
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Pure Rubbish
15 September 2001 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This has to rate as one of the worst films I have ever had the misfortune to sit through and on which to waste £5. From the trailers it looked to be quite an amusing comedy, but in reality it's 90 minutes of pure hell. I laughed once, and that was at a rather poor joke of someone vomiting on someone else.

The talents of Lee Evans and Kathy Burke were totally wasted on this second rate drivel. It just wasn't funny.

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