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Raining Stones (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 8 October 1993 (UK)
This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Loach

Writer:

Jim Allen (screenplay)
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9 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Jones ... Bob
Julie Brown ... Anne
Gemma Phoenix ... Coleen
Ricky Tomlinson ... Tommy
Tom Hickey ... Father Barry
Mike Fallon Mike Fallon ... Jimmy
Ronnie Ravey Ronnie Ravey ... Butcher
Lee Brennan Lee Brennan ... Irishman
Karen Henthorn ... Young Mother
Christine Abbott Christine Abbott ... May
Geraldine Ward Geraldine Ward ... Tracey
William Ash ... Joe
Matthew Clucas Matthew Clucas ... Sean
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ... Shop Assistant
Jonathan James Jonathan James ... Tansey
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Storyline

This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as he turns to more and more questionable measures, in his desperation to raise the needed money. This tragic flaw leads him to risk all that he loves and values, his beloved family, indeed even his immortal soul and salvation, in blind pursuit of that goal. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Genres:

Drama | Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mainly filmed on Langley Council Estate in Greater Manchester, Langley locations such as Wood Street shops, Landland Court shop and All Saints Church. See more »

Quotes

Jimmy: When you're a worker, it 'rains stones' seven days a week.
Bob: And then it pisses down on me.
Jimmy: Ah, not only on you, Bob; you see, you're walking around with this individual guilt, and this is what they want. It's destroying you. God knows, you know, given half the chance I know you're a grafter.
Bob: It's not done us much good, though, has it?
Jimmy: We never invented the system, son, but it's up to us to change it.
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Connections

Referenced in Art City 1: Making It in Manhattan (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Lock-Up
Written and Performed by Zero-B
Published by NTV Music (UK) Ltd
Recording courtesy of Hamster Records Ltd
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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Chuva de Pedras See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$89,388

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,602
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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