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House! (2000)

A small bingo hall is threatened by the opening of the country's largest bingo centre nearby.

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Julian Kemp

Writers:

Eric Styles (idea), Jason Sutton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Linda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Ashton Stacey Ashton ... Young Beth
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Father
Dean Davies Dean Davies ... Food Operative
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Peggy
Eileen Edwards Eileen Edwards ... Mrs Collins
Bruce Forsyth ... Bruce Forsyth
Helen Griffin ... Marilyn
Marlene Griffiths Marlene Griffiths ... Enid
Sue Hopkins Sue Hopkins ... Pam
Rhodri Hugh Rhodri Hugh ... Hotel Manager
Jason Hughes ... Gavin
Lynn Hunter ... Moira
Ceris Jones Ceris Jones ... Male Diner
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Storyline

The staff of La Scala, a small bingo hall in Wales, fear for their livelihoods when the UK's largest bingo centre opens nearby. When staff member Linda discovers she has the ability to predict bingo numbers, she hopes to use her powers to save La Scala, buy her greedy aunt's share of her mother's house, and find love with La Scala's star bingo caller, Gavin. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@hotmail.com>

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Life's not about winning or losing, it's about crossing the line.

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Guild Pathe (distributor)

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les vainqueurs See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£58,820 (United Kingdom), 7 May 2000, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wire Films,CF1 Cyf See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in Wales, of the main actors only Jason Hughes is actually Welsh. The rest had to be coached by an accent tutor. See more »

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Madama Butterfly
Composed by Giacomo Puccini
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Don't like Bingo?, It doesn't matter!
21 January 2010 | by gangerolf-1See all my reviews

I can count the number of times I have been on Bingo on one hand, and the times I did I can't say I got the big adrenaline rush. A room full of old and new cigarette smoke, stone-faced "elderly" players and dull colors all around. Except, when someone called "Bingo" a big grin came on their faces.

Guess what? This movie is like that... and I love it. Mostly spot on how it looked like when I was at the Bingo here in Oslo Norway maybe 10 years ago (when it was still allowed to smoke). OK, in the movie it's a grand big theater. Well, it used to be, before the owner had to turn it into a Bingo.

A new Bingo comes to town, and the old one needs to be saved. Not the most original "main" plots, but the how it's done, makes up for it.

The acting is great, the humor is subtle (but enjoyable) and it looks great. Well, well made should be the correct word. It's not pretty. Just look at some of the walls in the halls in the old theater.

Very enjoyable! 9 of 10


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