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The Chain (1984)

Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writer:

Jack Rosenthal (original screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Lawson ... Keith
Rita Wolf ... Carrie
Phyllis Logan ... Alison
David Troughton ... Dudley
Jade Magri Jade Magri ... Tasha
Maurice Denham ... Grandpa
Nigel Hawthorne ... Mr. Thorn
Anna Massey ... Betty
Billie Whitelaw ... Mrs. Andreos
Judy Parfitt ... Deidre
John Rowe ... Alex
Matthew Blakstad Matthew Blakstad ... Mark
Charlotte Long Charlotte Long ... Rosemary
Leo McKern ... Thomas
Herbert Norville Herbert Norville ... Des
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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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Penultimate theatrical movie of Mark Dignam (Ambrose). His last one being On the Black Hill (1988). See more »

Goofs

Des's mum hands a cup of tea to Thomas. When seen from behind, he has the cup and saucer resting on his thigh, When viewed from his front, he has the cup at chest height. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Moving Story (1994) See more »

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The Chain
Performed by Barbara Dickson
Written and Composed by Barbara Dickson, Jack Rosenthal and Stanley Myers
Published by Filmtrax/B.A.T. Music/Quintet
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Movin' on up...
8 September 2001 | by Rambo-7See all my reviews

...but not to the east side, "Jeffersons"-style. Rather, a study of the mind sets of the various social classes in London. The film might be simply described as 'a day in the life of London' as several people move houses, each to a more upscale neighbourhood, each to the house of the next one in the film. A 'nice little movie' is an apt description - there are no car chases, no action heroes, no blonde bombshells, just a study of what makes people tick. I grew up in Canada, but lived in London at age 20, and am somewhat familiar with the areas in question, and can't help but smile to myself as I watch this film. The philosophical musings of the moving crew boss can be a little confusing, particularly with his heavy accent, but all-in-all, it's a simple set of sub-stories to follow, each with its own particular flavour. A must-see for the film festival crowd, similar movies would be the West German-made "Aria" and the internationally directed "Night On Earth".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 May 1984 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,125,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Kodak Eastmancolor)
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