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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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Cast

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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Drama

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The script was inspired by countless interviews with real teenage prostitutes. See more »

Connections

Features Eurotrash (1993) 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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more than cliches about underage prostitution
8 May 1999 | by eaeSee all my reviews

Stella is victimized, but uses her anger to fight becoming a victim. "You don't know who I am," she tells her pimp, who has given us every reason to think that his stereotypical view of her is complete. Through flashbacks to daydreams, Stella's life has been an escape from harsh reality. Will she be able to pull off her best trick - going straight?

Lots of surprises from the casting and portrayal of Stella's pimp to her visit with her father. I wish her well.


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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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