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Dirty Weekend (1993)

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Helen Zahavi (novel), Michael Winner (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lia Williams ... Bella
Rufus Sewell ... Tim
Michael Cule Michael Cule ... Norman
David McCallum ... Reggie
Christopher Ryan ... Small One
Sean Pertwee ... The Quiet One
Nicholas Hewetson Nicholas Hewetson ... Bitter One
Christopher Adamson ... Serial Killer
Jack Galloway Jack Galloway ... David
Matthew Marsh ... Bascombe
Ian Richardson ... Nimrod
Shaughan Seymour Shaughan Seymour ... Charles
Mark Burns ... Mr. Brown
David Schaal ... Stan
Matthew Long Matthew Long ... Gun Shop Assistant
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Storyline

Shortly after she moves into her own flat in Brighton, Bella finds she is being spied on and generally harassed by a man living across from her. Finally driven to solving the problem with a hammer, she realises she is then ready for a crusade against other such problem males. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Bella has decided to take out a few men.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Weekend See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP10,789,456 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

On the board on the front of the gun shop, the telephone number has had the area code changed from 0727, St. Albans, Hertfordshire to 0273, Brighton, East Sussex where the film is set. See more »

Goofs

At the country pub when Bella is talking to Mr Brown before he drives away: Bella's shadow on the car shows that the lighting is from the left but in the next shot as Mr Brown drives away the natural shadows are in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Bella: Percy's dribbling...
Norman: Well at least he tried.
Bella: Better to have tried and failed than not to have tried at all, I suppose.
Norman: Actually...
Bella: Yes Norman?
Norman: Merely to achieve erection isn't that important, as it happens.
Bella: Says who?
Norman: My analyst.
Bella: Well he would though, wouldn't he?
[Bella turns to Norman and laughs sarcastically]
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Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was uncut the 1995 video release was cut by 1 min 22 secs by the BBFC to reduce blows from a hammer murder, a man being suffocated with a plastic bag, and suggested shots of oral sex and Bella vomiting during the car park rape scene. The 2006 DVD release features the same cut print. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Parting Shots (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Summer Song
written by Richard Goby and Laurence Carrington-Windo
published by Sony Music Publishing
performed by Bedazzled
courtesy of Columbia Records
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Great film
22 March 2005 | by p-hynesSee all my reviews

There is a bad and good side to this film. Bad because of the detail i.e the lingering expressionless looks of Bella gets a bit over done and you're not sure what these mean in relation to the film sometimes. All the 'nasty' male characters she encounters are too obviously the entire(minority) arseholes of the male population...which in turn makes what happens the good side of the film.

Good because of the age old formula of the victim getting revenge on the bad guys is female . Even though it's all a little bit silly & OTT it's worth a watch if even just for the nasty bits. Is Bella tipped over the edge or just coolly enjoying her sadistic pursuits now? You decide...


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