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Release Date:
14 September 2001 (UK) See more »
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Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Lee Evans ... Robert Martyn
Eric Byrne ... Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey ... Security guard

Kathy Burke ... Angie Martyn
Terri Dumont ... Katie
Tameka Empson ... Mo

Paddy Considine ... Hatfield Recorder Editor

Ronnie Fox ... Traffic Warden

Mark Strong ... Doug
Alison Egan ... Jan

Linda Bassett ... Anthea

Owen Brenman ... Teacher
Oscar Grounds ... Pupil
Melanie Claus ... Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)

Ray Winstone ... Mr. Marvel

Jack Shepherd ... DI Tony Branch

Lennie James ... PC Alex
Raymond Waring ... Pet Shop Assistant
Nicholas Lamont ... Insurance Broker (as Nick Lamont)

Lorraine Ashbourne ... Lil

Frank Finlay ... Mr. Heath

Barbara Leigh-Hunt ... Mrs. Heath
James Edge ... Ferry Official
Katie Ruth Ledsham ... New Born Baby
Jack Saphir-Warn ... Toddler

Directed by
Tony Grounds 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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Produced by
Peter Bennett-Jones .... executive producer
Greg Brenman .... producer
Steve Christian .... executive producer
Bruce Davey .... producer
Ralph Kamp .... executive producer
Dixie Linder .... producer
Tori Parry .... line producer
Paul Tucker .... executive producer
Original Music by
Richard Hartley 
Cinematography by
David Johnson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Robin Sales 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
Production Design by
Michael Carlin 
Art Direction by
Andrew Rothschild 
Set Decoration by
Rebecca Alleway 
Costume Design by
Stewart Meachem 
Makeup Department
Joceline Andrews .... hair stylist
Joceline Andrews .... makeup artist
Ivana Primorac .... hair designer
Ivana Primorac .... makeup designer
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lucy Amor .... assistant director
Ben Dixon .... third assistant director
Stephen Woolfenden .... first assistant director
Art Department
Graham Cole .... stand-by carpenter
Liam Collins .... stand-by prop
Chris Cull .... storeman
Alexandra Cvetojevik .... art department assistant
Henry Davis .... prop buyer
Mark Dowling .... charge hand painter
Robert J. Dugdale .... scenic painter (as Robert Dugdale)
Gavin Fitch .... stand-by art director
Darren Hayward .... stagehand
Matthew McConnell .... stagehand
Eddie Murphy .... construction supervisor
Adam O'Neill .... art director: reshoots
Nick Pearce .... stand-by painter
Keith Pitt .... stand-by prop
Mike Povey .... property master
Antoine Robin .... construction manager
Nick Sargent .... stagehand
Keith Stevenson .... stand-by prop
Mark Strange .... dressing prop
Darren Hayward .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Paul Carr .... adr recordist
Stuart Hilliker .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Isted .... foley recordist
Peter Joly .... supervising sound editor
Adam Kewley .... sound trainee
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Danny Longhurst .... adr editor (as Daniel Longhurst)
Danny Longhurst .... dialogue editor (as Daniel Longhurst)
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (as Clare Mahoney)
Kate Morath .... boom operator
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Rose .... assistant sound editor
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
Ruth Sullivan .... foley artist
Ted Swanscott .... adr recordist
Ted Swanscott .... foley recordist
Trevor Swanscott .... adr recordist
Martin Trevis .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Paul Clayton .... special effects technician
Curtis Iggolden .... special effects technician
Stuart Murdoch .... special effects supervisor
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Paul Round .... visual effects supervisor
Lucy Allen .... stunts
Dave Fisher .... stunts
Paul Heasman .... stunt coordinator
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Carroll .... clapper loader
Peter Chester .... best boy electric
Jenny John Chuan .... second assistant camera
Graham Cussell .... electrician
Mark Day .... generator operator
Tim Dodd .... focus puller
Gary Higgins .... stand-by rigger
Bradley Hogan .... camera trainee
David Johnson .... camera operator
Andrew O'Connor .... electrician
Alastair Rae .... Steadicam operator
Colin Strachan .... grip
James Swanson .... aerial director of photography
Roger Tooley .... Steadicam operator
Nick Wall .... unit & specials photographer
Aaron Walters .... electrician (as A.J. Walters)
Aaron Walters .... electrician
Gavin Walters .... gaffer
Simon Werry .... aerial camera operator
Casting Department
Laura Dickens .... casting assistant
Camilla Evans .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ali Goss .... costume supervisor (as Alison Goss)
Rupert Steggle .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Lea Morement .... second assistant editor
Jonathan Sales .... assistant editor
John Stanborough .... color grader
Music Department
Howard Ball .... orchestral contractor
Richard Hartley .... music programmer
Abi Leland .... music supervisor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
Andrew Raiher .... musician: guitars
Dan Rose .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Alan Rogers .... transportation
Other crew
Nicola Armstrong .... assistant production coordinator
Ruth Atkinson .... trainee script supervisor
Jane Berry .... script supervisor: additional photography
David Broadbridge .... animal handler
Victoria Chambers-Pike .... script supervisor (as Victoria Pike)
Philip Clark .... location scout
Phil Clarke .... location finder
Melanie Claus .... production coordinator
Cynthia De Souza .... assistant: Greg Brenman
Patricia Dobson .... production notes
Rob Ellingham .... location assistant
Sacha Guttenstein .... assistant to producer
Polly Harper .... assistant post-production accountant
Tarn Harper .... production accountant
Mark Lane .... cutting room assistant
Sarah Lucraft .... production accountant
Jodi Moore .... assistant location manager
Paul Moran .... helicopter pilot
Vicky Riley .... production office runner
Ed Suter .... location manager
Jesse Acton Thompson .... production office runner
Fran Triefus .... assistant accountant
Katie Waters .... assistant: Greg Brenman
Michael J. Harker .... completion bond representative (uncredited)

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87 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in The Martins: Outtakes (2001) (V)See more »
Home on the RangeSee more »


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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Avoid!!, 26 September 2001
Author: chrissoda100 from Farnborough, England

Despite starring Lee Evans, Kathy Burke and Linda Bassett this sorry excuse for a film amounts to little more than a criminal waste of celluloid, and British talent.

The plot concerns jobless, scrounger Robert Martin dreams who of winning a dream holiday for his disfunctional suburban family.

When he fails to win a holiday prize in a local newspaper that he thinks he should have Martin (Lee Evans) flips out 'D-Fens' from 'Falling Down' style, and takes extreme measures to try and get the holiday prize he thinks is rightfully is.

Is it a comedy? Is it serious social drama? Neither the director or the cast seem sure, and after watching this movie for half an hour you won't care!

There is the odd laugh to be had, and Kathy Burke does her best to redeem things as the devoted wife who refuses to leave her husband despite him being a louse, but to no avail. Lee Evans character meanwhile is such a scumbag that you'll have little sympathy for him.

3 out of 10 (and I'm probably being generous)

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