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Business as Usual (1988)

PG | | Drama | 21 October 1988 (USA)
After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts ... See full summary »

Director:

Lezli-An Barrett

Writers:

Lezli-An Barrett, Audrey White (story consultant)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenda Jackson ... Babs Flynn
John Thaw ... Kieran Flynn
Cathy Tyson ... Josie Patterson
Mark McGann ... Stevie Flynn
Eamon Boland Eamon Boland ... Mr. Barry
James Hazeldine ... Mark
Buki Armstrong Buki Armstrong ... Paula Douglas
Stephen McGann ... Terry Flynn (as Steve McGann)
Philip Foster Philip Foster ... Tim Flynn
Natalie Duffy Natalie Duffy ... Rosa
Jack Carr Jack Carr ... Brian Lewis
Mel Martin ... Joan Sankey
Michelle Byatt Michelle Byatt ... Jude
Bob Keegan Bob Keegan ... Doug
Craig Charles ... Eddie
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Storyline

After seeing her husband fail in fighting a battle to keep his factory open, a manageress loses her job in a disagreement with the manager over sexual harassment of her staff. She accepts the advice of her father and joins his son, a left-wing organizer, and takes her plight to the union. Written by Pascal Grenier <gonin@generation.net>

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Drama

Certificate:

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Story is set in Liverpool. See more »

Soundtracks

Cost of Loving
Music and lyrics by Paul Weller
Performed by Paul Weller and The Style Council
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Socialism saves the day
2 June 1999 | by mictoboySee all my reviews

This debut feature from Leslie-An Barret is commendable for it's attempt to address pertinent social issues of the day. Glenda Jackson, herself politically motivated, does little more than sleepwalk through her role, and, with supporting players reduced to ciphers, propelling the narrative, she ends up floating along with no real purpose or drive.

This movie typifies the sort of things being produced at the time, Cal, Paper Mask, Diamond Skulls, which, like the decade in which they were made, are triumphs of style over substance, albeit, low-budget, cardboard cut-out versions of style.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 October 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chantaje a una mujer See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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