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.
a love story from the writer of "The Full Monty".
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I think it's beautiful. You know, to have your whole life all laid out like that in front of your eyes.
I think they're going to knock it all down soon.
Always be roots though. All I got's a whole bunch of people I'm not going to see again and a whole bunch of places I'm never gonna go back to.
So stop movin'.
Wouldn't know how.
I'm a Ridin' Old Paint
Performed by Alan Williams See more
April 1999 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $13,276,
28 March 1999
Gross USA: $65,748
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $65,748
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