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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 »

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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

Ray: How long you been out on the road?
Gerry: How long is a piece of string?
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Soundtracks

I'm a Ridin' Old Paint
Traditional
Performed by Alan Williams
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Loved this movie!
22 January 2004 | by leltwin-1See all my reviews

If you are like me, and don't subscribe to the hollywood blockbuster type movie, you will probably like this movie. Pete is great as usual, and sexy, and he finally plays a romantic lead part. This movie has many funny scenes. So do yourself a favor, next time you are at the rental place, walk past the wall of 50 copies of the same movie, and take the one with only two copies. That is where I found this little gem. Enjoy!


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