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Number One (1984)

A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.

Director:

Les Blair

Writer:

G.F. Newman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Geldof ... Harry 'Flash' Gordon
Mel Smith ... Billy Evans
Alison Steadman ... Doreen
P.H. Moriarty ... Mike the Throat
Phil Daniels ... Terry the Boxer
Alfred Molina ... D.C. Rogers
James Marcus James Marcus ... D.C. Fleming
David Howey ... Brad Brookie
Ian Dury ... Teddy Bryant
David Squire David Squire ... Ken McDonald
Ron Cook ... The Wasp
Alun Armstrong ... Blackpool Sergeant
Tony Scott ... Danny
Kate Hardie ... Sue
Ray Winstone ... Timmy
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A down on his luck Irishman in London decides to play snooker for money.

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Trivia

Harry 'Flash' Gordon, the name of Bob Geldof's ace snooker playing character, refers to both the classic sci-fi hero Flash Gordon (1980) and Captain Harry Flashman, the latter seen in Royal Flash (1975) as well as various versions of Tom Brown's Schooldays. See more »

Goofs

In the final frame of a snooker contest a shot of the score board reads Bead Brookie 73, Henry Gordon 58. The commentator says 'Henry just needs the black for the championship' but the black which is 7 points added to the 58 makes 65. See more »

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Savin' Face
Written by David Mackay and Joe Fagin
Sung by Joe Fagin
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1984 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Street Wise See more »

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