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Cemetery Junction -- From the Emmy award winning team behind the hit series, "The Office", comes  a hip, hilarious and heart breaking coming-of-age story, starring Ricky Gervais and Academy Award nominees Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson.
Cemetery Junction -- A 1970s-set comedy centered on three upstart professional men working at an insurance company.
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Writers (WGA):
Ricky Gervais (written by) &
Stephen Merchant (written by)
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Release Date:
14 April 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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A 1970s-set comedy centered on three young working class friends in a dreary suburb of Reading. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Hughes ... Bruce Pearson

Ricky Gervais ... Mr. Taylor

Christian Cooke ... Freddie Taylor

Ralph Fiennes ... Mr Kendrick

Matthew Goode ... Mike Ramsay

Jack Doolan ... Snork

Steve Speirs ... Sgt. Wyn Davies

Jessica Jones ... Girl in Street
Madeleine Dunbar ... Wife in Bar

Andrew Brooke ... Husband in Bar

Burn Gorman ... PC Renwick

Anne Reid ... Freddie's Gran

Julia Davis ... Mrs Taylor

Albert Welling ... Mr. Waring
Katy Murphy ... Mrs Waring

Felicity Jones ... Julie

Francis Magee ... Mr Pearson
David Earl ... Brian
Bryony Hannah ... Louise
Terence Bird ... Charlie Willis (as Terrence Bird)

Emily Watson ... Mrs Kendrick

Julie T. Wallace ... Dignified Woman

Bev Willis ... Jack Bentley
Matthew Holness ... Band Leader

Michael Jibson ... Cliff

Ben Willbond ... Martin

Stephen Merchant ... Dougie Boden
Rosemary Annabella ... Bruce's Dance Partner (as Rosemary Nkrumah)

James Bye ... Tough Guy in Club

Tim Atack ... Function Band Member
Keith Atack ... Function Band Member
Chris Childs ... Function Band Member
Peter Dale Goslin ... Function Band Member
Jon Sudbury ... Club Band Member
DeeRal ... Club Band Member
Stephen Simpson ... Club Band Member (as Steve Simpson)
Cairo Benn Woodward ... Club Band Member (as Cairo Ben)
Cherri Voncelle ... Club Band Member (as Cherri Top)
Viveen Wray ... Club Band Member
Melissa Garrick ... Club Band Member
Barnaby Dickinson ... Club Band Member
Ian Close ... Club Band Member
Andy Lewis ... Club Band Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Riccardo Bacigalupo ... Club Dancer (uncredited)
Anna Barry ... (uncredited)
Peter Bartfay ... Disco Dancer (uncredited)
Ramon Christian ... Dancer (uncredited)
Dominik Danielewicz ... Dancer in Club (uncredited)
Daniela Forbes ... Marie (uncredited)
Jonathan Jaynes ... Vicar (uncredited)

Markus Lloyd ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Teresa Mahoney ... Silver Service Waitress (uncredited)
Petra Markham ... (uncredited)
Sarah Molkenthin ... Silver Service Waitress (uncredited)
Andrew Neil ... (uncredited)
Fia Parry ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)

Karl Pilkington ... (uncredited)
Ian Seale ... Disgusted Dancer (uncredited)

Sarah-Jane Sherwood ... Bruce's Friend in Club (uncredited)
Connor Slaney ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Tabatha St. Vincent ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Richard Syms ... (uncredited)
Dee Thompson ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Peter j. Tyrrell ... Party Guest (uncredited)

John Warman ... Guest at Function (uncredited)

Directed by
Ricky Gervais 
Stephen Merchant 
Writing credits
Ricky Gervais (written by) &
Stephen Merchant (written by)

Produced by
Sue Baden-Powell .... producer
Ricky Gervais .... executive producer
Charlie Hanson .... producer
Stephen Merchant .... executive producer
Original Music by
Tim Atack 
Cinematography by
Remi Adefarasin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Valerio Bonelli 
Casting by
Leo Davis 
Lissy Holm 
Production Design by
Anna Higginson 
Art Direction by
David Hindle 
Adam Marshall 
Set Decoration by
Andy Grogan 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
Makeup Department
Corinne Bossu .... makeup artist: dailies
Paul Boyce .... crowd makeup artist
Sidony Etherton .... daily makeup trainee
Gabrielle Hamilton .... crowd hair stylist
Tracey Lee .... makeup dailies
Gemma Low .... makeup artist: daily
Abby Naylor .... assistant makeup artist
Lesley Smith .... hair stylist
Lesley Smith .... makeup artist
Jeremy Woodhead .... hair designer
Jeremy Woodhead .... makeup designer
Production Management
Adam Moos .... Executive in Charge of Production
Michael Saxton .... post-production supervisor
Joan Schneider .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Darren Baba .... crowd assistant director
Samson Haveland .... third assistant director (as Sam Haveland)
Guy Heeley .... first assistant director
Toby Hosking .... key second assistant director
Charlie Reed .... second second assistant director
George Taylor .... floor assistant director
Art Department
Philippa Broadhurst .... graphic designer
Simon Cook .... dressing props
Sally Dray .... portrait artist
James Enright .... prop making supervisor c/o propshop
Craig Gray .... construction manager
Tim Lanning .... head greensman
Kat Law .... assistant art director
Russell Lee .... props
Nathan Middleton .... painter
Katie Ralph .... assistant buyer
Tony Roche .... stand-by painter
Stuart Silver .... dressings props
Christina Tom .... graphic designer
Claire Trumble .... art department assistant
Kate Elizabeth Wilson .... art department assistant
Darren Wisker .... dressing prop
Ian Zawadzki .... painter
Sound Department
Luke Brown .... sound mix technician
Sandy Buchanan .... adr recordist
Peter Burgis .... foley artist
Andrew Caller .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Chase .... crowd editor
Jeremy Child .... foley editor
John Cochrane .... dialogue editor
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer
Andie Derrick .... foley artist
Simon Diggins .... adr recordist
Glen Gathard .... assistant foley mixer
Peter Lindsay .... production sound mixer
Stephane Malenfant .... second boom operator
Kate Morath .... sound maintenance
Brendan Nicholson .... sound re-recording mixer
Gunnar Oskarsson .... assistant sound editor
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant
Oliver Tarney .... supervising sound editor
Philip Young .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Neal Champion .... special effects supervisor
Bernard Newton .... special effects senior technician
Scott Peters .... special effects technician
Matthew Roberts .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Matthew Baker .... digital restoration
James Devlin .... visual effects supervisor
Charlotte Gray .... digital restoration
Sean Adames .... stunts
Tom Aitken .... stunts
Gary Arthurs .... stunts
Lloyd Bass .... stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt coordinator
James Embree .... stunts
Tim Halloran .... stunts
Erol Mehmet .... stunts
Rory Mulroe .... stunts
Chris Pollard .... stunts
Andy Smart .... stunts (as Andy J Smart)
Julian Spencer .... stunt coordinator
Stephen Walsh .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Adefarasin .... camera loader
Ashley Bond .... focus puller: second unit
Wailoon Chung .... electrician
Anthony Cupples .... electrician
David Draper .... grip
Simon Finney .... a camera: main unit
Brian Greenway .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Giles Keyte .... still photographer
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Danny McGee .... practical electrician
Megan Ogilvie .... camera trainee
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Iain Struthers .... focus puller: main camera
Dan Thomas .... electrician
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
Zoe Whittaker .... video operator
Jimmy Wilson .... gaffer
Paul Swann .... camera and equipment support (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... adr voice casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Hardaker .... key costumer
Eleanor Landgrebe .... costume p.a.
Cristy Watson .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Joel Clarke .... post-production assistant
James Devlin .... first assistant editor
Dan Dolan .... digital intermediate scanner and recorder
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Begoña Lopez .... digital intermediate producer
Maya Maffioli .... assistant editor
Music Department
Alison Butters .... music clearance
Chris Clad .... violin
Matt Dunkley .... conductor
Matt Dunkley .... orchestrator
Liz Gallacher .... music supervisor
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Kathleen Hasay .... assistant music supervisor
Sam Okell .... protools engineer
Nick Taylor .... additional music scoring engineer
John Warhurst .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Transportation Department
Jimmy Carruthers .... transportation coordinator
Steve Hammick .... prop transport
Darren Helman .... driver
Llewellyn Thomas .... camera car driver
Other crew
Thom Berryman .... media transfer engineer
Andrew Bonner .... assistant production coordinator
Gavin Charlton .... head chef
Joel Clarke .... assistant to director
Eleri Coulten .... location assistant
Matt Curtis .... title design
Christian De-vos .... head of security (as Christian Devos)
Wendy Ellerker .... production accountant
Adam Evans .... production assistant
Sue Field .... script supervisor
Matthew Harvey .... talent assistant
Paul Hayes .... floor runner: dailies
Moira Houlihan .... publicist
Katie Kelly .... production secretary
Paula Lamont .... assistant location manager
Matthew Lawson .... trainee assistant accountant
Katie Mavroleon .... assistant: producers
Jill McCullough .... dialect coach
Sam Mill .... production coordinator
Tariq Mirza .... production legal
Paul Murphy .... assistant accountant
John Prendergast .... unit manager
Jo Randall .... location manager
Edwina Sercombe .... base runner
James Shelley Jamieson .... location assistant
Antony Swiatek .... production legal: Olswang
Ryan Walter .... on set runner
Rebecca Wolf .... first assistant accountant
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
Ryan Walter .... acknowledgment

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Rated R for language and some sexual material
95 min
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Cameo: [Karl Pilkington]A party goer at the salesman of the year ball.See more »
Anachronisms: The film is set in 1973, yet all of the trains seem are in liveries from the 1960's. (While it is true that the last of the crimson coaches weren't repainted until 1974, by 1973 almost all locomotives were blue and coaches blue or blue and grey.)See more »
[first lines]
Mr Kendrick:Frederick Taylor. Freddie Taylor. Welcome to Vigilant Life Assurance. I see you grew up in Cemetery Junction. Went to Stone Meade, the worst school in the south of England.
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14 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Gervais brings big screen budget to small town Britain, 19 April 2010
Author: jamesgill-1 from Bristol, England

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant's nostalgic comedy drama of 1970s Britain has its heart in the right place. OK, there is nothing strikingly original here – think 'The Likely Lads' meets American buddy movie spliced with stock Gervais stand-up material – but the craft of this movie lies not in breaking boundaries. Instead, it offers its audience a chance to feel the warm cosiness of familiarity.

The film charts the hopes and dreams of three friends as they seek to break out of a small, stagnating community before they end up trapped in the same dead-end lives of their parents. Their loyalty to each other forms the heart of the story, even as they come to realise that their aspirations will inevitably lead them in different directions. The motivation for their friendship relies on a genuine apprehension that there may be no escape from the stifling 50s attitude that pervades their community. This is, as they so wryly remark, a town that the Swinging Sixties passed by.

The characters work well together – there's an engaging chemistry between the three relatively unknown actors. Christian Cooke plays Freddie Taylor, the boy with a job with an insurance company, hoping to leave behind the factory work of his father. Tom Hughes is excellent as the angry, rebellious Bruce, appalled by his dad's lack of spirit yet all too aware of his own grim prospects. The trio is completed by Jack Doolan as 'Snork', the hapless station announcer looking up to the flair of his closest friends. The three leads are ably supported by a cast that includes Ralph Fiennes and Emily Watson, as well as some familiar faces from the Gervais and Merchant back catalogue. A prize for anyone who spots Karl Pilkington's fetching moustache…

Whilst there are moments where the dialogue appears more than a little stilted, for the most part the action fizzes nicely between the three characters. He may only have a small role within the actual film, but Gervais' voice is clearly audible whenever there is an intelligent put-down or a comic observation. At times this intrudes on the authenticity of the characters, but generally the dialogue allows for a neat separation between Gervais' inclination towards biting comic scrutiny, and his more tempered capacity for gentle human interaction.

Including a jukebox medley of a soundtrack that includes 70s classics from, among others, David Bowie and T-Rex, the film has that reflective rose-tinted-spectacle feel that has become so familiar to us in American films, but is far less common with the British cinema industry. Perhaps it's the weighty budget behind this film that sets it apart from other recent British period pieces. Perhaps it's the ability of the directors to throw off their typical British scepticism and capture that sense of breezy reminiscence.

Whatever the answer, this is, for me, far more of an "American" film than movies such as 'Trainspotting', 'The Full Monty', or 'This Is England'. However, there is enough self-conscious humour and knowing sideways glances to make us realise that this is still a British film by a pair of British writers who, in 'The Office', gave us the best portrayal of British society for the new millennium. Gervais and Merchant have confirmed in this film that they are just about capable of making that dangerous leap from television to cinema. There is hopefully more to come, but 'Cemetery Junction' shows that their tongue-in-cheek blend of laughter and tears isn't likely to end with 'The Office' and 'Extras'.

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