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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bruce Jones ... Bob
Julie Brown Julie Brown ... Anne
Gemma Phoenix ... Coleen
Ricky Tomlinson ... Tommy
Tom Hickey 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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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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Drama | Comedy

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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
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Film debut of William Ash. See more »

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19 December 2002 | by j-scott33See all my reviews

Filmed around the low unemployment and depressed "overspill" council estate of Langley in Middleton, Manchester. This was the perfect setting for Raining Stones ( the title speaks for itself, it means, nothing is easy, everything hurts or is hard ) True local rumour has it, that the villains of the film are loosely based on a notorious underworld family of the same area.

One mans determination to have the very best for his daughters holy communion leads him into many escapades as he tries honestly and dishonestly to raise enough money for the apple of his eyes holy communion dress. From cleaning drains to sheep rustling on the local moor he eventually and without his partners knowledge borrows the money His inability to pay the lender the money back results in the local loan shark buying the debt (this is a common practice) the loan shark and his entourage then proceed to chase the unfortunate man for there money. Great stuff, realistic and treasure to watch.


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