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A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as... See more »

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Nowak
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Banaszak
Jirí Stanislav ...
Wolski
Eugeniusz Haczkiewicz ...
Kudaj
Edward Arthur ...
Immigration Officer
Denis Holmes ...
Neighbor
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Junk Shop Owner
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Supermarket Manager
Judy Gridley ...
Supermarket Supervisor
Claire Toeman ...
Supermarket Cashier
Catherine Harding ...
Lady Shoplifter
Jill Johnson ...
Haughty Supermarket Customer
David Squire ...
Supermarket Assistant
Michael Sarne ...
Builders' Merchant (as Mike Sarne)
Lucy Hornak ...
Wrangler Shop Assistant
Robyn Mandell ...
Wrangler Shop Assistant
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Lady in Telephone Box
Christopher Logue ...
Workman
Hugh Harper ...
Newspaper Boy
Julia Chambers ...
Chemist's Assistant
Fred Lee Own ...
Chinese Man
Kenny Ireland ...
Timber Man
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Hire Shop Man
Iain Ormsby-Knox ...
Hire Shop Man
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Aquascutum Assistant
Jenifer Landor ...
Aquascutum Shoplifter (as Jennifer Landor)
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Anna
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Boss Lookalike
Laura Frances Hart ...
His Woman
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Dorota Zieciowska ...
Lot Airline Girl (as Dorota Zieciowska)
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Boss (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jerzy Skolimowski

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Jerzy Skolimowski ... (original screenplay)

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Michael Guest ... associate producer
Mark Shivas ... producer
Jerzy Skolimowski ... producer
Michael White ... producer

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Stanley Myers

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Tony Pierce-Roberts ... (as Tony Pierce Roberts)

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Barrie Vince

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Michael Connell ... assistant editor
Jacques Leroide ... assistant editor
Andy Stears ... assistant editor (as Andrew Stears)

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Debbie McWilliams

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Tony Woollard

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Jane Robinson

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Marsha Lewis ... hair stylist
Sheila Thomas ... makeup artist

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Peter Cotton ... first assistant director
Nick Daubeny ... second assistant director (as Nicholas Daubeny)
Rod Lomax ... third assistant director

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Roma Aplin ... production buyer
Brian Gamby ... property master
Bill Simpson ... construction manager
Peter Young ... assistant art director

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Alan Bell ... dubbing editor
Richard King ... dubbing mixer
David Stephenson ... sound mixer
Mike Tucker ... boom operator

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Roy Whybrow ... special effects supervisor

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Barry Brown ... camera focus
Murray Close ... still photographer (as Murray Tulip Close)
David Farrell ... still photographer
Laurie Shane ... gaffer
Jimmy Stilwell ... camera operator
John Clarke ... best boy (uncredited)
Cedric James ... focus puller: second camera (uncredited)

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Masada Wilmot ... wardrobe mistress

Location Management

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Rufus Andrews ... location manager

Music Department

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Hans Zimmer ... composer: electronic music

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Michael Brent ... production accountant
Allen Burry ... publicist
Lorraine Fennell ... production assistant
Nikolas Korda ... runner (as Nicholas Korda)
Pat Rambaut ... continuity
Danuta Stok ... script assistant
Witold Stok ... script assistant
Boleslaw Sulik ... script assistant
Barrie Vince ... script assistant
Richard Morrison ... title designer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and separation from their families. Nowak is the only one of the group who speaks English, and he uses this as a tool over his team. When the unrest in Poland leads to a military takeover, Nowak is faced with a much more difficult situation than he expected. Written by Dan Hartung

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Also Known As
  • Travail au noir (France)
  • Trabajo clandestino (Spain)
  • Schwarzarbeit (West Germany)
  • Vi jobbar svart (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Svart arbeid (Norway)
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  • 97 min
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Trivia Debut film scored by music composer Hans Zimmer who was billed as a composer of electronic music for the picture. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Best Films of the '80s (1989). See more »
Quotes Nowak: I can speak their language, this is why the boss chose for me for the job. But I don't know what they really mean.
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