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Stormy Monday (1988)

R | | Crime, Drama, Music | May 1988 (USA)
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writer:

Mike Figgis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Kate
Tommy Lee Jones ... Cosmo
Sting ... Finney
Sean Bean ... Brendan
James Cosmo ... Tony
Mark Long Mark Long ... Patrick
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ... Jim
Ying Tong John Ying Tong John ... 1st Heavy
Mick Hamer Mick Hamer ... Pianist
Ian Hinchcliffe Ian Hinchcliffe ... Man at Record Shop
Andrzej Borkowski Andrzej Borkowski ... Andrej
Caroline Hutchison Caroline Hutchison ... Finney's Secretary Jean
Les Wilde Les Wilde ... Customs Officer
Desmond Gill Desmond Gill ... Man in Airport Lounge
Benny Graham Benny Graham ... Passport Officer
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Storyline

Brendan takes a job as janitor for Finney, who runs a jazz nightclub in the Northern English city of Newcastle. But Finney is being pressured to sell his club, and Brendan soon provides non-janitorial services to Finney. Soon his rival's American boss Cosmo comes to town, while Brendan begins to fall in love with Kate, an escort working for Cosmo. Written by Reid Gagle

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Taglines:

The Most Dangerous Choices Are Made With The Heart

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burni ponedeljak See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,791,328
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Cosmos: Tommy Lee Jones plays a character in this film, named "Cosmo". Joe Pantoliano would later play a character named "Cosmo" in The Fugitive (1993), and its sequel U.S. Marshals (1998). Jones portrayed Cosmo's superior officer, Deputy U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard, in both of those films. Keeping up with the "Cosmo" theme here, James Cosmo appeared in the film, but he did not play Cosmo. See more »

Quotes

Bob: Nobody said anything about guns! They've got guns, and I think we need guns!
Cosmo: [sarcastically] That's smart thinkin', Bob. That's real smart thinkin'. All the damn money I spread around here, and you want to go play Al Capone with some fuckin' meatball! You fuckin' juvenile!
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Referenced in The Making of 'The Big Lebowski' (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

The Thrill Is Gone
Performed by B.B. King
Written by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell (as Rick Ravon Darnell)
Published by Sound of Lucille and Powerforce
Courtesy of MCA Records
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Chilly and Atmospheric
23 October 1998 | by BishonenSee all my reviews

A beautifully shot film noir with natural, affecting performances and interesting characters who don't reveal everything in the first half hour. The great strength of the film is that it takes its time to slowly unravel, creating a mood of unrest and doom. The love story works but doesn't overpower the rest of the narrative. An enjoyable and sadly overlooked late-80s gem...maybe Figgis's recent success with "Leaving Las Vegas" will bring some attention to this earlier work.


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