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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

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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

The white BMW, registration number G716 SKX, that can be seen parked outside David's house, is the same BMW driven by Mr Brown later in the film. 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

Bitter One: [the three men are molesting an elderly homeless lady] Eugh she's got warts!
Small One: Witches... have warts.
Bitter One: What we have here is an environmental problem.
The Quiet One: So how do we solve it?
Bitter One: Lets burn the witch!
The Quiet One: Ashes to ashes...
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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

References Mean Streets (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold it Down
Written by Mark Keds (as M. Myers) and Morgan Nicholls (as M. Nicholls) and Ben Harding (as B. Harding) and Cass Browne (as C. Browne)
Published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd
Performed by Senseless Things
Courtesy of Epic Records
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd
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Forget the film. Read the book.
21 September 2002 | by BlueyloueySee all my reviews

A gross and garish movie whose clumsy editing, cheapskate production values and dire lighting are its only memorable features. A lot of acting talent is wasted in this truly execrable work. The director took a powerful, compelling and blackly comic novel and artistically trashed it. Best advice: Forget the film. Read the book.


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