Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the ...
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Based on the play by Joe Orton, this film follows the adventures of two pals who have pulled off a bank robbery and have to hide the loot. Fortunately one of them works in a funeral parlor ... See full summary »
A young woman who has been abused and taken advantage of by all the men in her life, finally finds a man she believes truly loves her, but she snaps when she finds out that he, too, is ... See full summary »
An aging widow hires elderly housekeepers, cons them out of their money and then murders them. When a woman poses as the widow's housekeeper to find out what happened to her missing friend, things soon spiral out of control.
A couple uses extremely black comedy to survive taking care of a daughter who is nearly completely brain dead. They take turns doing the daughter's voice and stare into the eyes of death ... See full summary »
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As the young man, Tom, prepares to leave the Suffolk village of his birth, voices and experiences from his family's past crowd in on his mind, weaving a poetic tapestry of the love of home and the longing to get away from it.
Sloane, a handsome, sexy and completely amoral young man, joins Kath's household as a lodger and proceeds to manipulate her and her brother, Ed. He is recognized by Kemp (Dadda) as the murderer of Kemp's former employer, whereupon Sloane murders Kemp. Sloane's "just desserts" are not what one would expect.Written by
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The car that Harry Andrews drives in the film is a Pontiac Parisienne, formerly owned by Pink Floyd's Syd Barrett and re-sprayed pink for the film. You can see Pontiac on the rear of the car when Sloane drunkenly returns to the house one night and Parisienne on the boot when Andrews removes a shotgun from it. See more »
When Andrews, Reid and McEnery are laying out the dead guy, the 'deceased's movements clearly indicate that he is at least undead. See more »
[to Ed (having just murdered Ed's father)]
You wouldn't put me away, would you?... I'm impressionable. Think what the nick would do to me. I'd pick up criminal connections.
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Instead of "The End" the last title reads "AMEN". See more »
If you haven't seen this superb film - put it to the top of your "must view" list! Featuring two of Britain's best character actors, the late Beryl Reid and the late Harry Andrews, this scintillating black comedy is based on Joe Orton's wonderful play of the same name. Reid is marvellous as aging nymphomaniac Kath and Harry Andrews provides a superb foil as her roue brother Ed, who both attempt to secure the sexual services of their libidinous lodger, Sloane (played by Peter McEnery). Set in an eerie graveyard lodgehouse and with Alan Webb as their grubby father this brilliant film has gained cult status since its release over 30 years ago and is the only film I can watch - and enjoy - repeatedly.
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