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Mad Cows (1999)

A single mother's postnatal state leads her on a race to save her child and her sanity.

Director:

Sara Sugarman

Writers:

Sasha Hails, Kathy Lette (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Friel ... Maddy
Joanna Lumley ... Gillian
Anna Massey ... Dwina Phelps
Phyllida Law ... Lady Drake (Alex's Mother)
Greg Wise ... Alex
John Standing ... Politician
Nicholas Woodeson ... Detective Slynne
Judy Cornwell ... Maddy's mother
Prunella Scales ... Dr. Minny Stinkler
Geoffrey Robertson Geoffrey Robertson ... Man on bus
David Ryall ... Man outside Harrods
Mohamed Al-Fayed Mohamed Al-Fayed ... Harrods Doorman
Megan Matthews Megan Matthews ... Harrods shopper
Rustie Lee Rustie Lee ... Mama Joy
Badi Uzzaman ... Indian shopkeeper
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Storyline

A single mother's postnatal state leads her on a race to save her child and her sanity.

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Taglines:

They don't take no bull

Genres:

Comedy

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Locas See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£140,202 (United Kingdom), 31 October 1999, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the film, the East India DLR station was named Isle of Dogs. See more »

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Soundtracks

Je t'aime moi non plus
Written by Serge Gainsbourg
Performed by Jane Birkin, Serge Gainsbourg
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Truly Awful
14 July 2006 | by Mis_BehavinSee all my reviews

As a big fan of Kathy Lette's early novels, I was so pleased when I heard they were making this into a film. I now hold my hands up and say I really should be shot for not knowing any better!! This film is an absolute stinker. It is jumpy, makes zero sense and has managed to cut all the good stuff out of the book and just leave the crappy bits. The book verges on the ridiculous but always retains its humour - this film doesn't. I can't quite pinpoint what it is I hate so much about it. Actually, yes I can - everything. It's totally ruined the book for me. I've read it since and could not erase the image of a truly terrible performance from Anna 'Beth Jordache' Friel as Maddy. Give this a wide berth.


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