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The Slab Boys (1997)

Paisley, Scotland, in 1957. Three working-class lads look forward to the staff dance at the local carpet factory. Exuberant social piece of observation cinema that concentrates on the boys'... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Laing ... Phil McCann
Russell Barr Russell Barr ... George 'Spanky' Farrell
Bill Gardiner Bill Gardiner ... Hector McKenzie
Louise Berry Louise Berry ... Lucille Bentley
Julie Wilson Nimmo Julie Wilson Nimmo ... Bernadette Rooney
Duncan Ross Duncan Ross ... Alan Downie
Moray Hunter Moray Hunter ... Jack Hogg
David O'Hara ... Terry Skinnedar
Tom Watson Tom Watson ... Willie Curry
Anna Massey ... Miss Elsie Walkinshaw
Barbara Rafferty Barbara Rafferty ... Mrs. McCann
Ford Kiernan ... Male Orderly
Jim Boyce Jim Boyce ... Plainclothes Policeman
Isi Metzstein Isi Metzstein ... Old Mr. Rubenstein
Wayne Smith Wayne Smith ... Young Phil
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Paisley, Scotland, in 1957. Three working-class lads look forward to the staff dance at the local carpet factory. Exuberant social piece of observation cinema that concentrates on the boys' obsessions with lust, music and 'getting out'. Written by Duncan Shine <shine@cableinet.co.uk>

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UK

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29 August 1997 (UK) See more »

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Skreba Films, Wanderlust See more »
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Don't waste your time
13 February 1999 | by grinnaSee all my reviews

I think that this movie produces as much enjoyment as slowly squeezing your finger in a vice. Don't waste your time with this boring, depressing, incredibly stupid movie. The movie was an extremely weak attempt at producing some comedy by a surrealist depiction of the culture and heirarchy of a design factory. Some strong acting but absolutely weak script.


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