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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
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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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blistering comic moments and two amazing performances in this erratic Boyle flick, 8 March 2009
Author: MisterWhiplash from United States

Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise - isn't that one of those rare titles for a movie that you just have to ponder over for a little while, like Duck You Sucker! or Pillow of Death? If the movie doesn't quite live up to the its title like 'Sucker' did or 'Pillow' definitely did not, then it's to director Danny Boyle's credit that he keeps it moving fast and maniacally but with his own kind of sensitivity to the characters that doesn't make us see them as too pathetic or too "out-there" to care. He also films this story of a wannabe DJ working as a vacuum salesman (Michael Begley), paired as a rookie with the veteran/hard-bitten and ranting and raving man (Timothy Spall) who could definitely tangle with Alec Baldwin in Glegarry Glen Ross to see who wins out in selling something to a reluctant or just not-there customer, like it's a movie on the run for $100.

In a way that makes it an amazingly brash affair in a good way; we see these guys in their car or Spall making a sale or just Begley at home freaking out when his girlfriend leaves him as if it's all candid or on the run. He shoots with several little cameras in a car or shoots with a dirty filter in a dance hall, and if one has seen Slumdog Millionaire or 28 Days Later you may notice a similar lucid insanity (if that makes sense) of style. In another way it can be distracting to the actual plot, or whatever of it there is, but he thankfully allows his actors to take over much of the control throughout.

While Begley, a British TV actor I've never seen before and may not see again, was very good in that fresh-faced "what-is-this-world" perspective (with a breathless freak-out after finding a dead body that is priceless), it's Timothy Spall's show. An actor who's been in plenty of Mike Leigh films and some big blockbusters like Harry Potter, Spall imbues his character with purpose and drive and a deliberate knack for getting people with him killed while driving, playing outrageously simply and funny motivation tapes with hardcore music and "Sell! Sell! F***ing Sell!" blasting away, and acting totally out of control but devilishly in control at the same time. It's remarkable work considering it's just a TV movie, but any moment he's on screen, especially those last moments that (un)intentionally echo La Strada, you can't look away for the better.

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