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Release Date:
22 September 2003 (UK) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Peter Davison ... Robert

Niamh Cusack ... Tina
Adrian Lukis ... Matthew
Heather Cameron-McLintock ... Amy Lewis (as Heather Louise Cameron)
Sandra Huggett ... Carol Lewis
Caroline Loncq ... Stella
Joseph Friend ... Charlie Lewis
Sadie Shimmin ... Debbie
Jax Williams ... Pauline
Patrick Pearson ... Anthony
Amanda Walker ... Tina's Mother
Jenny Howe ... Registrar
Philip Wright ... Customer
Ashvin-Kumar Joshi ... Policeman
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Will Harrow ... Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Sarah Harding 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
William Humble 

Produced by
Charles Elton .... executive producer
Lars MacFarlane .... producer
Ian Scaife .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Jennie Muskett 
 
Cinematography by
David Higgs 
 
Film Editing by
David Rees 
 
Casting by
Laura Scott 
 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
 
Art Direction by
Leigh Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Amy Roberts 
 
Makeup Department
Jane Cole .... makeup supervisor
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Chris Moore .... unit manager
Alasdair Whitelaw .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Crabtree .... first assistant director
Samantha-Jane Hunt .... third assistant director
Danny Pruett .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Dempsey Cook .... property master
Gina Cromwell .... production buyer
Suzie Davies .... stand-by art director
Charlie Macher .... stand-by construction
Gary Martin .... dressing props
Ian Newton .... dressing props
Steve Protheroe .... stand-by construction
Kip Walker .... stand-by props
Stuart Walpole .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Jamie Caple .... dialogue editor
Blair Jollands .... sound effects editor
Billy Mahoney .... dubbing mixer
Ashley Reynolds .... sound maintenance
Andrew Sissons .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Bell .... electrician
Steve Blythe .... best boy
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer
Matthew Poynter .... camera focus
Erin Stevens .... clapper loader
Fred Todd .... electrician
Steve Weightman .... camera grip
 
Casting Department
Grace Browning .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Giles Gale .... costume supervisor
Sarah Moore .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Chris Beeton .... colorist
Joel Corby .... assistant editor
Simon Giblin .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Matt Robertson .... music programmer
 
Other crew
Sam Breckman .... location manager
Julie Burnell .... production executive
Dan Connolly .... location manager
Kirstie Edgar .... script supervisor
Rachel Heard .... production secretary
Pamela Joyce .... production coordinator
Christopher Lahr .... accounting assistant
Chris Moore .... assistant location manager
Freya Pinsent .... production accountant
Esther Springer .... script editor
 

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UK:90 min (including commercials)
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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
how bout "too stupid to be real!", 23 September 2003
Author: mcfly-31 from anaheim, ca

I just couldn't help it on this one. Having moved to the UK two months ago, none of the tv over here effected me. This thing, though, oh man. I must say the filmmakers did their job. As inane, unreal, and downright brainless as this story was, I couldn't turn it off. It deals with a couple who have been divorced for four years. When she finally moves on with a guy she met off the internet, her ex all of sudden loses his mind and starts obsessing about her. Why now??? He's married to a much hotter, younger brunette, and the fact that his sanity would unhinge four years down the line was the first head-slapper in the story. But it's not just him. His new wife, the ex-wife, her new lover, and even the kids(!) all are COMPLETE morons. The new wife doesn't mind the husband standing outside staring into space cuz he's hung up on the ex; the ex almost considers getting back with him after he slaps her!; she's a booze-swigging, cigarrette smoking smartass; her new guy snatches at her, spilling wine everywhere when she wants to break it off; and even one of the kids hounds the mom when she finally takes the dad's key back!!! I was yearning to throw eggs at the screen for every idiotic action a character would make. I will give the director this: she really knows how to build good suspense. Two scenes come to mind: the surprise in the alley, and the obligatory--but still tense--final confrontation. She really had it jumpy in an old horror movie fashion in the end. But far too many silly or just plain irrational behaviors (especially the Davison character) totally sink this otherwise interesting premise.

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