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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional couple. They live in the midst chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people and sleep with everybody except each other. Things become interesting when Sammy's father comes to visit.

Director:

Stephen Frears

Writer:

Hanif Kureishi

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shashi Kapoor ... Rafi Rahman
Frances Barber ... Rosie Hobbs
Claire Bloom ... Alice
Ayub Khan-Din ... Sammy
Roland Gift ... Danny / Victoria
Wendy Gazelle Wendy Gazelle ... Anna
Suzette Llewellyn ... Vivia
Meera Syal ... Rani
Badi Uzzaman ... Ghost
Tessa Wojtczak ... Bridget
Emer Gillespie ... Eva
Lesley Manville ... Margy
Mark Sproston Mark Sproston ... Young Policeman
Cynthia Powell Cynthia Powell ... Woman in Kitchen
Dennis Conlon ... Asian Shopkeeper
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Sammy and Rosie are an unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody - except each other! Things become interesting when Sammy's father, Raffi, who is a former Indian government minister, comes to London for a visit. Sammy, Rosie, and Raffi try to find meaning through their lives and loves. Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@cislabs.pitt.edu>

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As London burns...

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Trivia

During its initial release, many American newspapers would not run ads with the full title. Ads would show "Sammy and Rosie" printed at the top of a poster, with the bottom part shredded up. See more »

Quotes

Sammy: How can things become so strange between a common couple?
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Connections

Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) See more »

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Forever Dancing
Written by Jon Marsh
Performed by The Beloved
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Story of What Love Really Entails
3 February 2005 | by gab-realSee all my reviews

I was turned onto this movie having loved this directors previous film "My Beautiful Lundrette" and this became no exception to S.Fears wonderful ability to create a surreal social climate around the films primary characters.

Sammy is the two timing adulterous husband and Rosie is the cheating wife. They both know of the others affair's yet still can't seem to break off their marriage (a prime example of loving someone but not being in-love) of the two, Sammy wants most for them to "Love each other a Little more" as he state after finding out she recently slept with some guy who mysteriously shows up at his house after saving his father from the middle of a riot.

Oh, the father is also an intricate part of the story. the father(Rafi) comes into S&R life on a whim, stating that "I have some past issues that I need to get away from". Wanting only to rekindle some kind of relationship with is estranged son, Rafi couldn't have come at a worse time. Amidst, a social revolt, a descending marriage and a past that haunts him in the form of a dead worker, that through Rafi's actions had a hand in killing. He becomes vital in the end of the movie (that I won't spoil) and teaches S&R that amongst all the problems they face, it's never to late to try to change and find the true meaning of love.

A great film filled with great dialog and engaging characters


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$31,899, 1 November 1987

Gross USA:

$1,196,336

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,196,336
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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