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All or Nothing -- Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love.


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Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Alison Garland ... Rachel
Jean Ainslie ... Old Lady

Timothy Spall ... Phil
Badi Uzzaman ... Passengers
Parvez Qadir ... Passengers

Russell Mabey ... Nutter

Lesley Manville ... Penny

Ruth Sheen ... Maureen
Thomas Brown-Lowe ... Small Boys
Oliver Golding ... Small Boys
Henri McCarthy ... Small Boys
Ben Wattley ... Small Boys

Paul Jesson ... Ron

Gary McDonald ... Neville
Diveen Henry ... Dinah

Leo Bill ... Young Man
Peter Stockbridge ... Man with Flowers
Brian Bovell ... Garage Owner

James Corden ... Rory

Sally Hawkins ... Samantha

Ben Crompton ... Craig

Marion Bailey ... Carol
Helen Coker ... Donna

Daniel Mays ... Jason

Sam Kelly ... Sid
Timothy Bateson ... Harold
Michele Austin ... Care Worker
Alex Kelly ... Neurotic Woman

Alan Williams ... Drunk
Peter Taylor ... MC
Dale Davis ... Singer (as Dawn Davis)
Emma Lowndes ... Party Girls

Maxine Peake ... Party Girls
Matt Bardock ... Men at Bar

Mark Benton ... Men at Bar

Dorothy Atkinson ... Silent Passengers
Heather Craney ... Silent Passengers
Martin Savage ... Silent Passengers

Joe Tucker ... Fare Dodger
Edna Doré ... Martha
Kathryn Hunter ... Cécile
Georgia Fitch ... Ange
Tracy O'Flaherty ... Michelle

Di Botcher ... Supervisor
Valerie Hunkins ... Nurse
Robert Wilfort ... Doctor

Daniel Ryan ... Crash Driver
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Greg Bennett ... Radiographer (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Leigh 
Writing credits
Mike Leigh (written by)

Produced by
Simon Channing Williams .... producer
Pierre Edelman .... executive producer
Georgina Lowe .... line producer
Alain Sarde .... producer
Original Music by
Andrew Dickson 
Cinematography by
Dick Pope 
Film Editing by
Lesley Walker 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Eve Stewart 
Art Direction by
Tom Read 
Costume Design by
Jacqueline Durran 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... hair designer
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup artist
Lesa Warrener .... makeup artist
Production Management
Steve Mason .... unit manager
Deborah Reade .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lyndsay Bullock .... additional third assistant director
Dan John .... second assistant director
Josh Robertson .... first assistant director
Jo Sheehan .... third assistant director
Hannah Titley .... second assistant director
Lucy Whitton .... third assistant director
Art Department
David Ackrill .... stand-by props (as Dave Ackrill)
Rachel Bailson .... art department assistant (as Rachael Bailson)
Eddie Baker .... stand-by props
Ricky Blundell .... carpenter
Tanya Clark .... prop runner
Gary Davies .... stagehand
Andrew Forrest .... assistant art director (as Andy Forrest)
Zaman Ghulam .... stand-by painter
Bethan Haydon-Jones .... additional painter
Dave Hill .... carpenter
Jo Littlejohn .... graphic designer
Lisa Lloyd .... dressing props
Richard Mills .... property master
Justin Overhill .... stand-by art director
Don Santos .... dressing props
Michael Standish .... production buyer (as Mike Standish)
Bret Whitaker .... additional painter
Damien Williams .... stand-by carpenter (as Damian Williams)
Sound Department
Antonia Bates .... additional sound trainee
Tony Bell .... sound maintenance
Peter Gleaves .... adr mixer
Peter Gleaves .... foley mixer
Matthew Gough .... re-recording mixer
Malcolm Hirst .... sound recordist
Peter Joly .... supervising sound editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley walker (as Clare Mahoney)
Michael Redfern .... foley editor
Adrian Rhodes .... re-recording mixer
Mark Rose .... assistant sound editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley walker
Lucy Allen .... stunt performer
Nrinder Dhudwar .... stunt performer
Steve Griffin .... stunt performer (as Steve [Street] Griffin)
Paul Heasman .... stunt performer (as Paul Heaseman)
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Ackland .... clapper loader
Tony Allen .... electrician
Lucy Bristow .... second camera operator
Lewis Buchan .... focus puller
Geoff Burden .... additional electrician
Andy Duncan .... additional electrician
Martin Duncan .... gaffer
Alan Graham .... additional electrician
Michael Hayes .... additional electrician
Simon Mein .... still photographer
Andy Ormesher .... stand-by rigger
Richard Oxley .... best boy
Mark Packman .... generator operator
Dick Pope .... camera operator
Dan Shoring .... second focus puller
Colin Strachan .... grip
Tim Wiley .... additional electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dan Grace .... wardrobe supervisor
Laura May .... wardrobe mistress
Sara Meek .... assistant costume designer (as Sarah Meek)
Timothy Shanahan .... costume breakdown (as Tim Shanahan)
Editorial Department
Claire Ferguson .... assistant editor: avid
Jeremy Hume .... assistant editor
Clive Noakes .... color timer
Music Department
Maartin Allcock .... musician: guitar
Jon Bailey .... scoring engineer
John A. Coleman .... conductor (as John Coleman)
Mitchell Dalton .... musician: guitar (as Mitch Dalton)
Colin Green .... musician: guitar
William Hawkes .... musician: viola (as Bill Hawkes)
Jake Jackson .... assistant scoring engineer
Karen Jones .... musician: flute
Helen Keen .... musician: bass flute
Fiesta Mei Ling .... music preparation
Step Parikian .... music supervisor
Mary Scully .... musician: double bass
Rosemary Warren-Green .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... action vehicles
John Atkins .... unit driver
Dean Birch .... location vehicles
Luke Chisholm .... location vehicles (as Luke Chisolm)
Warren Deluce .... unit driver
Brendon Hanscombe .... location vehicles (as Brendon Handscombe)
Alan Higman .... location vehicles
Roger Lupton .... minibus driver
Dean Macey .... location vehicles
Fred Rose .... location vehicles
Kitch Young .... unit driver
Other crew
Chris Allies .... title designer
Karima Benchemakh .... trainee: FT2
Danielle Brandon .... production coordinator
Dan Channing Williams .... floor runner
Fizz Chaudhry .... trainee: FT2
Graham Easton .... completion bond: Film Finance Ltd
Larry Eydmann .... health and safety advisor
Karen Fayerty .... unit nurse
Karen Hogarty .... solicitor: Richards Butler
Neil Lee .... location manager
David Lewisohn .... solicitor
Nuria Mbomio .... trainee: FT2
Carole-Ann McGinley .... trainee: FT2
Justin Miller .... assistant accountant
Richard Philipps .... solicitor: Richards Butler
Darren Price .... production runner
Deborah Reade .... assistant to producer
Jonathan Rutter .... publicist: McDonald & Rutter
Roger Sampson .... insurance: AON/Albert G. Rubens
Brian Shemmings .... health and safety advisor
Heather Storr .... script supervisor
Will Tyler .... production accountant
Henry Woolley .... assistant location manager
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality
128 min | France:128 min (Cannes Film Festival) | Germany:121 min (TV version)
Aspect Ratio:
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First cinema feature of Sally Hawkins.See more »
Jason:Swear on your mom's grave!
Donna:She ain't dead yet!
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Featured in Mike Leigh in Conversation (2008) (V)See more »
Stand By Your ManSee more »


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40 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
It's almost too real, 7 October 2002
Author: Paul Moran from Glasgow, Scotland

I have just returned from a special advance showing of "All Or Nothing" at my local UGC and I must say, this film exceeded my expectations enormously.

The film is about the lives of one family in a council estate and how each member interacts with the community. The Father, Phil Bassett (Timothy Spall) works as a Taxi driver while his wife Penny (Lesley Manville) is a checkout operator at a local supermarket. They are unmarried but have two children Rachel and Rory, the former being an angst-ridden, overweight layabout who is key to the film.

Acting is superb. It is that simple. All but one performance is utterly convincing, especially Timothy Spall with his constant bemused grimace which sets the mood of both his character and the film. The one exception is Donna played by Helen Coker. Her role is played up too much and seems rather forced. Now if by any chance you're reading Helen, please don't be disheartened; I merely saw you as the "least best" of an excellent bunch and I have to criticise something!

The script is authentic, witty and full of emotion while not being repetitive (barring the word "alright"!).

"All Or Nothing" is one of the greatest portrayals of what it is REALLY like to be part of a down-on-your-luck working class family. I even believe the film ended too soon; there were a few ideas that could have been developed further. I mention this not as a criticism but as a tribute to Mike Leigh who actually made we wish this 2hr 28 minute film would go on!

Fantastic! Eight out of ten!!!

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