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Among Giants (1998)

R | | Romance, Comedy | April 1999 (USA)
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Miller

Writer:

Simon Beaufoy
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pete Postlethwaite ... Raymond 'Ray'
Rachel Griffiths ... Gerry
James Thornton James Thornton ... Steven 'Steve'
Lennie James ... Shovel
Andy Serkis ... Bob
Rob Jarvis ... Weasel
Alan Williams ... Frank
Emma Cunniffe ... Barmaid
Steve Huison ... Derek
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ... Lyn, Ray's Wife
David Webber ... Billy
Alvin Blossom Alvin Blossom ... Steve's Dad
Sam Wilkinson Sam Wilkinson ... Ray's Son
Jo Wilkinson Jo Wilkinson ... Ray's Daughter
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian with a spirit of adventure and mountain climbing skills. She wants a job, and against the others' advice, who don't want a woman on the job, Ray hires her. Then she and Ray fall in love. He asks her to marry him, gives her a ring. Steve's jealous; Ray's ex-wife complains that he spends on Gerry, not his own kids, and she predicts that Gerry won't stay around. Plus, there's pressure to finish the job fast. Economics, romance, and wanderlust spark the end. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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a love story from the writer of "The Full Monty".

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Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Gigantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,276, 28 March 1999, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,359, 25 April 1999
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Although made after, Simon Beaufoy actually wrote this screenplay before he penned the screenplay to The Full Monty (1997). See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Steven 'Steve': It's time to go for Stevo, Ray. I am gone. Vamooso completo.
[Long pause]
Steven 'Steve': I will send you a post card.
[laughs]
Steven 'Steve': See you about, eh, youth?
Ray: And you thinned the paint.
Steven 'Steve': Course I did, Ray. Course I did.
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Soundtracks

Tonight I'm Gonna Kiss This Heartache Goodbye
Composed by Wayne Clark
Performed by Big Sky
Published by Future Earth Music
Courtesy of Future Earth Records
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Not for big budget movie fans but give it a chance.
1 November 1999 | by propsguySee all my reviews

This movie is not nearly as bad as some other reviewers would have you believe. While it is no Hollywood big budget blockbuster it is a nice, sensitive movie about three people and their brief involvement. The scenery is breathtaking and the towers make a great backdrop. As far as being embarrassed by Postlethwaite's nudity I can only say I hope I look that good at 53. This is not a movie about a perfect man and a perfect woman under palm trees in a perfect world, It is about life in a dreary town leading a dreary existence. The crying man? He was living his dreary life, into a bookie for more than he had, knowing he was not getting out. I might cry as well.

The movie was a bit slow at times but give it a chance.


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