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The Fruit Machine (1988)

Two gay teenagers go on the run after witnessing a murder.

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Philip Saville

Writer:

Frank Clarke
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Emile Charles Emile Charles ... Eddie
Tony Forsyth Tony Forsyth ... Michael
Robert Stephens ... Vincent
Clare Higgins ... Eve
Bruce Payne ... Echo
Robbie Coltrane ... Annabelle
Carsten Norgaard ... Dolphin Man
Kim Christie Kim Christie ... Jean
Louis Emerick ... Billy
Joseph Carrington Joseph Carrington ... Ray
Julie Graham ... Hazel
Paula Ann Bland ... Beverley
Niven Boyd Niven Boyd ... Dave
Claire Parker Claire Parker ... Young Jean
Caroline Milmoe Caroline Milmoe ... Lillie
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Storyline

The 16 years old gay Eddie runs away from home, where he's constantly harassed by his father. With his friend Michael he witnesses at the gay disco "Fruit Machine" how it's owner is slayed by killer Echo. They run away, but now the killer's after them - however after Eddie visits a dolphin show, he's more concerned about their life than his. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderland See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Emile Charles is brother of both Craig charles and (late) Dean Charles. See more »

Quotes

[after seeing his buddy, who protests that he is NOT a rent boy get out of a car driven by an older man]
Eddie: Who's he?
Michael: It's, eh, my uncle.
Eddie: Uncle who?
Michael: It's my uncle Dick. Yeah, that's right. My Uncle Dick.
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References Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Summertime Blues
(uncredited)
Written by Eddie Cochran and Jerry Capehart
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I remember this as being better than it seems now.
11 September 2018 | by ib011f9545iSee all my reviews

No plot spoilers. I saw this on tv when it was made,1988? Younger viewers might be surprised that Channel 4 used to make some great dramas as well as some awful ones. Now it shows reality crap and horse racing.

I recall liking and being a bit shocked when I saw this. There is not a lot to the story but it is a trip back to the 1980s I suppose. I had looked for a long time for the dvd and am a bit disappointed that I did not enjoy watching the film more than I did


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