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Stella Does Tricks (1996)

Not Rated | | Drama | 28 January 2000 (USA)
A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

Director:

Coky Giedroyc

Writer:

A.L. Kennedy
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Credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Stella
James Bolam ... Mr. Peters / pimp
Hans Matheson ... Eddie / Stella's boyfriend
Ewan Stewart ... Francis / Stella's father
Andy Serkis ... Fitz / thug
Paul Chahidi ... Chris
Lindsay Henderson Lindsay Henderson ... Stella / child
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Adam Lisa Adam ... Child Stella's friend
Dimitri Andreas Dimitri Andreas ... Greek Hotelier
Andrzej Borkowski Andrzej Borkowski ... Polish cafe owner
Antoine de Caunes ... Self (archive footage)
Claire Driver Claire Driver ... Angry Post Office Customer (scenes deleted)
Emma Faulkner Emma Faulkner ... Belle
Joyce Henderson Joyce Henderson ... Auntie Aileen
Molly Innes Molly Innes ... Cake shop owner
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Storyline

Stella is one of a number of teenage prostitutes working for the pimp Mr. Peters in London, having run away from her Glasgow home where she was sexually abused by her father, a stand-up comedian. She tries to get away from Peters and becomes involved with Eddie, a heroin addict, before taking her revenge on Peters and her father.

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Trivia

The last line in the film "It's a story, but that's why I'm here to tell you stories, so picture the scene," is sampled as the first line in Wax Taylor's song "Our Dance". See more »

Connections

Features Fifteen to One (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is Mine
Written by PJ Harvey, Nick Bicât and A.L. Kennedy
Produced by and courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
Music by Nick Bicât
Performed by PJ Harvey
Courtesy of Island Records Ltd.
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Decent movie, awkward subjects
2 August 2016 | by john38-738-643099See all my reviews

Not a movie i'd watch again to be honest.

It jumps around too much, flashback memory scenes etc, and subjects of prostitution and Incest..Not to everyone's taste.

It stars, Kelly McDonald as Stella, Peter Bolam as her pimp, and Ewan Stewart as her creepy father.. All really good actors to be fair.

The movie is just too slow, with a couple of exciting scenes thrown in, but a bit sporadic.

Filmed in and around Glasgow and London i believe, for those of you that like to know locations..

I'd give it 4 stars, as it does have some really gritty parts, but overall, it's just too slow.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De la part de Stella See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,361, 30 January 2000

Gross USA:

$4,224

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,224
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