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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

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 ... See full summary »

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 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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Storyline

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...

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sammy y Rosie se acuestan See more »

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »


Soundtracks

My Girl
Written by Smokey Robinson (as William Robinson) and Ronald White (incorrectly named as Robert White)
Performed by The Ghetto Lites
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Frears and Kureishi together again
11 December 2007 | by miguelfeyferSee all my reviews

The movie is probably one of the best descriptions of conservative England in the 80's ever filmed. The accurate script, written by great novelist and play writer Hanif Kureishi is absolutely touching, and describe interracial relations is a raw way that I hardly ever seen. The characters are strong and clear, and the actors and actresses may be unknown for us -except Claire Bloom, of course- but some of them are great stars in India. What make the movie so strong is probably the simple but powerful story that tells a lot about human relations. Roland Gift shows himself a good actor as was a good singer in Fine Toung Cannibals. Many scenes are unforgettable, and the end is not only unexpected but shocking. The British cinema in the 80's appeared to pay more attention to people than their government, and "Sammy and Rosie..." is a good example of that. A great film from a team that deserved to be seen, Frears and Kureishi.


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