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Your next sale may be your last!
Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Timothy Spall ... Tommy Rag
Michael Begley ... Pete
Katy Cavanagh ... Sheila
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Caroline Ashley ... Uki
Alice Barry ... Lorna
Terry Barry ... Ted
Julie Brown ... Receptionist
James Cartwright ... De Kid
Lorraine Cheshire ... Hot Pot
Keith Clifford ... Sidney
David Crellin ... Mr. Ron
James Foster ... Porter
Sandra Gough ... Spaniard
Marvin Henriques ... Tony
Renny Krupinski ... Pockmark
Rodney Litchfield ... Throat
Gareth Miller ... Mugger
Caroline Pegg ... Boney Lyn
Maggie Tagney ... Stonecheeks
Miriam Watkins ... Claywoman
Jonathan Bridge ... Bespectacled Man at Party (uncredited)
Jason Croot ... Gangster (uncredited)

Directed by
Danny Boyle 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jim Cartwright 

Produced by
Martin Carr .... producer
Des Hughes .... associate producer
Hilary Salmon .... executive producer
David M. Thompson .... executive producer
Original Music by
John Murphy 
Cinematography by
Anthony Dod Mantle 
Film Editing by
Chris Gill 
Casting by
Beverley Keogh 
Production Design by
John Coleman 
Art Direction by
Emer O'Sullivan 
Sue Pow 
Costume Design by
Susannah Buxton 
Makeup Department
Elizabeth Armistead .... makeup designer
Janet Horsfield .... makeup assistant
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ann Iveson .... third assistant director
Cath Lill .... second assistant director
Claire McCourt .... first assistant director
Art Department
John Brown .... property master
Michael Preece .... production buyer
Ben Sweet .... props
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... dubbing mixer
Tim Alban .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Cartwright .... boom operator
Dennis Cartwright .... sound recordist
Rory Farnan .... dubbing editor
Bernard O'Reilly .... dialogue editor
Jonathan Seale .... boom operator
Visual Effects by
John Harvey .... cg supervisor
Tony Lawrence .... digital compositor
Jim Parsons .... visual effects
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Dean Forster .... stunts
Nick Wilkinson .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer
Chris Ogden .... assistant camera
John Rundle .... grip
Tony Wilcock .... best boy
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Liza Bracey .... wardrobe supervisor
Lee Joseph .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Peter Bach .... head of post-production
Nina Bradley .... assistant editor
Music Department
Simon Denny .... score engineer
Other crew
Lesley-Ann Barcroft .... production secretary
Vicki Breene .... production secretary
Jess Cleverly .... script editor
Andrew Cooke .... location manager
Lindsay Grant .... continuity
Dan McTiernan .... production runner
Jacqui Rafferty .... production coordinator
Louise Townsend .... production runner
Eve Wheeler .... production accountant
Nathan Woods .... production accountant

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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Tommy Rag:OK. Now you're no longer a virgin, now you've done your first sale, it's your exams. Go through the rules.
Pete:Rule one: Give no quota. Two: Good breakfast. Three: Keep back cocked. Four: Seconds lead to sales. Five: Act like a spent knob.
Tommy Rag:What's rule number six?
Pete:Oh, come on. What?
Tommy Rag:Rule number six! There are no rules. You've passed.
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A riveting performance, 7 October 2001
Author: Type-H ( from Bristol, UK

This short film is pure brilliance.

While its style of jump cuts, close-ups and abrupt, energetic camera movement is jarring, this is a deliberate ploy on behalf of Boyle to unsettle the audience. We are drawn in to the hectic and aggressive lifestyle of the salesmen by the in-your-face action and dialogue. The combination of Boyle's exciting camera-work and Cartwright's intelligent, dark, witty script is, in my mind, perfect. There is an amazing amount of humour interspersed in the poverty, destitution and desperation of the backdrop.

But what really sets this drama apart is the amazing performance of Timothy Spall as the obsessive salesman. Despite playing an unadulterated b**tard, you can still see some humanity in his bullying and ruthless behaviour, and even feel pity at the person he has become. A lesser actor would surely have struggled to show the two sides to his character but Spall is utterly convincing and compelling in his intensity.

And if you like this, be sure to watch the other Boyle/Cartwright collaboration, 'Strumpet'.

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