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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Mannion ... The Doctor
Eddie Burt ... Eddie the Driver
Richard Demarco ... Himself
Alex Mackenzie ... The Tramp
Margaret Adams ... Gang Girl
Kim Masterton ... Gang Girl
Danny Benson ... Policeman
Robert Buchanan ... Ronnie
Drew Burns ... Pete
Gerry Clark ... The Watchman
Anne Graham ... Computer Nurse
Billy Greenlees ... Wal
John Hughes ... Vic
Eric Joseph ... The Wee Man
Alan Love ... Alec
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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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The producers redubbed the dialogue for the U.S. release to reduce heavy Glasgow accents, which would have been unintelligible to American audiences. See more »

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

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Pete: There must be more to life than suicide.
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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 »

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Featured in Hooray for Holyrood (1986) See more »

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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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