An odd film, primarily looking at how the dole affects the underclass in Britain. Tim Roth stars as Colin, a slow and possibly intellectually disabled man living with his parents and brother in a housing project. He and his sarcastic manipulative brother still behave like teenagers, living with their parents, harassing each other. The problem is that they are in their late teens or twenties. Neighborhood characters include Hayley, a young woman with a crush on Colin, and Coxy (Gary Oldman) a violent local skinhead who befriends Colin. Trouble ensues when their wealthy aunt gives Colin a job and his brother becomes jealous.
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suffered an eye injury on the set after one day at the rehearsal space (a factory) he and Tim Roth
were throwing milk bottles around and suddenly Roth threw it up and it hit a fluorescent lighting strip which hit Gary. See more
I am not a Muppet.
Referenced in Mike Leigh and Meantime
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Written by Carl Douglas
Performed by Gary Oldman
[Coxy sings the opening strains of the song's chorus as he and Mark walk down the street] See more