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That Sinking Feeling (1979)

PG | | Comedy, Crime | October 1980 (UK)
Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money ... See full summary »

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Bill Forsyth

Writer:

Bill Forsyth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mannion Tom Mannion ... The Doctor
Eddie Burt Eddie Burt ... Eddie the Driver
Richard Demarco Richard Demarco ... Himself
Alex Mackenzie Alex Mackenzie ... The Tramp
Margaret Adams Margaret Adams ... Gang Girl
Kim Masterton Kim Masterton ... Gang Girl
Danny Benson Danny Benson ... Policeman
Robert Buchanan Robert Buchanan ... Ronnie
Drew Burns Drew Burns ... Pete
Gerry Clark Gerry Clark ... The Watchman
Anne Graham Anne Graham ... Computer Nurse
Billy Greenlees Billy Greenlees ... Wal
John Hughes John Hughes ... Vic
Eric Joseph Eric Joseph ... The Wee Man
Alan Love Alan Love ... Alec
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Storyline

Ronnie, Wal, Andy and Vic are four bored, unemployed teens in dreary, rainy Glasgow. Ronnie comes up with a great idea. He has noticed that stainless steel sinks are worth a lot of money and comes up with a complicated scheme: to steal sinks from a warehouse dressed as girls and using a stop-motion potion. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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scotland | independent film | See All (2) »

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Comedy | Crime

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

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October 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Descendo Pelo Ralo See more »

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Mono

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Color (Fujicolor)
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Trivia

In Great Britain, That Sinking Feeling (at the time) was the cheapest film ever to have received a theatrical release. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the film, Eddie's snoring is that of a man with his mouth open, but Eddie's mouth is always closed. See more »

Quotes

Pete: There must be more to life than suicide.
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Crazy Credits

The action of this film takes place in a fictious town called Glasgow. Any resemblance to any real town called Glasgow is purely coincidental. See more »

Alternate Versions

Some prints feature an alternative soundtrack with dialogue re-recorded by the original actors using softer Scottish accents. The BFI DVD & Blu-ray released in the UK features both dubs. See more »

Connections

Featured in Mark Kermode's Secrets of Cinema: The Heist (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

SUNSHINE OF MY LIFE
Played by Alan Darby
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There must be more to life than commiting suicide!

I love this film, and it is such a shame that anything he did post local hero didn't capture any of this. How many films have a character trying to drown himself in a bowl of cornflakes, a police radio only used for ordering cream buns, a lad pretending to buy a television just to scav a ciggies. Lines like 'multiple social deprivation' actually make you laugh. Kids selling ciggies. A youngster boasting of his o-levels in front of a statue. A car which is not a car. It is funny without being patronising. Watch it, it is shown now and then on Channel five in the daytime.


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