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Boyo lives with his brother Sid, his sister Gwenny and their elderly mother Marlene in an economically depressed area of South-West Wales. Their father has vanished when they were small children, apparently headed for America. The... See more »

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Mam
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Sid
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Boyo
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Gwenny
Pascal Laurent ...
Clem
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Cat
Islwyn Morris ...
Roger the Pop
Brian Hibbard ...
Wally
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The Head (as Steven Speirs)
Dave Duffy ...
Molloy
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Matty
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Off Licence Man
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Stella King ...
Woman with Budgie
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Glen Finick ...
Miner

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Marc Evans

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Edward Thomas ... ()

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Gina Carter ... associate producer
Sheryl Crown ... producer
Hans de Weers ... producer
David Green ... executive producer

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Pierre Aïm

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Michiel Reichwein

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Edward Thomas
Mark Tildesley

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David Bryan
Ken Rempel

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Jany Temime

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Dafydd Arwyn Jones ... first assistant director
Jerry Lockett ... trainee assistant director

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John Pinkerton ... scenic painter
Edward Thomas ... Standby art director
Nick Thomas ... dressing prop
David Endley ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

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Adrian Rhodes ... re-recording mixer
Colin Ritchie ... dialogue editor

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Jude Harris ... special effects technician
Neil Toddy Todd ... special effects

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T.C. Chapman ... gaffer: Canada
Dai Hopkins ... key grip
Tim Milligan ... dolly grip
Mark Taylor ... gaffer
Mark Tillie ... still photographer

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Bryan Moses ... location manager

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Pauline Hume ... title designer

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Plot Summary

Boyo lives with his brother Sid, his sister Gwenny and their elderly mother Marlene in an economically depressed area of South-West Wales. Their father has vanished when they were small children, apparently headed for America. The leather-jacketed, motorbike-riding Sid has grown up obsessed with American culture and dreams of joining his father in the States. When the brothers discover that an open-cast mine is opening nearby they join the scramble for jobs, but their mother is unaccountably against the idea. On the morning when they need to report for work, they find she has sabotaged Sid's bike, scuppering their chances of employment. Sid and Gwenny begin to spend more and more of their considerable spare time together, washing down medication they've obtained under their mother's name with pilfered booze. Marlene's increasingly eccentric behaviour leads to her being interred in a hospital, but Boyo is powerless to stop his brother and sister from drifting dangerously out of touch with reality. Written by Peter Brynmor Roberts

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  • To spiti tou amerikanikou oneirou (Greece)
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