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Rita, Sue and Bob Too (1987)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 29 May 1987 (UK)
Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

Director:

Alan Clarke

Writers:

Andrea Dunbar, Andrea Dunbar (based on the stage plays by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michelle Holmes ... Sue
Siobhan Finneran ... Rita
George Costigan ... Bob
Lesley Sharp ... Michelle
Kulvinder Ghir ... Aslam
Willie Ross Willie Ross ... Sue's Father
Danny O'Dea ... Paddy
David Britton David Britton ... Rita's Brother
Mark Crompton Mark Crompton ... Rita's Brother
Stuart Goodwin ... Rita's Brother
Max Jackman Max Jackman ... Rita's Brother
Andrew Krauz Andrew Krauz ... Rita's Brother
Simon Waring Simon Waring ... Rita's Brother
Maureen Long Maureen Long ... Rita's Mother
Joyce Pembroke Joyce Pembroke ... Lawn Mower Lil
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Realistic story of working class Yorkshire life. Two schoolgirls have a sexual fling with a married man. Serious and light-hearted by turns.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob e as Suas Mulheres See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$124,167
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Andrea Dunbar, the writer of this film, died in 1990 of a brain hemorrhage in The Beacon pub, a few years after it had been used as the location for the dad stumbling out of the pub at the beginning. See more »

Goofs

The famous Bollywood movie (Sholey) song was playing in the theater but they mentioned it that it was a Pakistani movie. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Well, things haven't been going so good with me and the wife.
Rita: Tell us another one!
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Connections

Featured in 100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

More Than Physical
Performed by Bananarama
Written and Composed by Mike Stock / Matt Aitken / Pete Waterman / Sara Dallin / Siobhan Fahey / Keren Woodward
Published by Warner Bros. Music Limited
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Funny and startling
12 September 2005 | by howie73See all my reviews

Love it or loathe it, this is an audacious and startling account of working class life during Thatcher's reign in 80s Bradford, North England. Focusing on an illicit menage a trois(which, ironically, the film never explores in any way from a legal perspective) between two schoolgirls and a married-man, the film is a roller-coaster ride of emotions and explosive situations, brought about by the stellar acting from an excellent cast who give their hearts to this low-budget production.

Everything is spot-on - from the naff songs to the hideous fashion. Despite its 80s feel, it is still as funny as it was some twenty years ago. The only problem for viewers of a fainter heart is the lack of morality displayed by any characters - but that in itself is a comment on the degradation caused to the working class by years of ruinous Thatcherite policy.


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