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A Room for Romeo Brass (1999)

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell ... See full summary »

Director:

Shane Meadows

Writers:

Robyn Slovo (story editor), Paul Fraser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Martin Arrowsmith Martin Arrowsmith ... Dennis Wardrobe
Dave Blant Dave Blant ... School Pianist
Darren Campbell Darren Campbell ... Darren (as Darren O. Campbell)
Paddy Considine ... Morell
Shane Meadows ... Male Nurse (as Shaun Fields)
Julia Ford ... Sandra
Ladene Hall Ladene Hall ... Carol
Frank Harper ... Joseph
Nicholas Harvey Nicholas Harvey ... Neighbour Lad #2
James Higgins James Higgins ... Bill
Bob Hoskins ... Steven Laws
Vicky McClure ... Ladine
Ben Marshall Ben Marshall ... Knock Knock
Joel Morris ... Park Lad #1
Johann Myers ... Clifford
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Storyline

Two twelve-year-old boys, Romeo and Gavin, undergo an extraordinary test of character and friendship when Morell, a naive but eccentric and dangerous stranger, comes between them. Morell befriends with the two boys and later asks them to help him pursue Romeo's beautiful elder sister. He gradually becomes more violent after she rejects him ... Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, and for some elements of violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

UK | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hol alszik Romeo? See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,713, 29 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,434, 12 November 2000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The relationship between Romeo and 'Knocks' is semi-autobiographical and based on the childhood relationship between Shane Meadows and co-writer Paul Fraser. Fraser began to enter writing competitions (and practice magic) when he was left bedridden for an extended period by a spinal injury. Meadows was later banned from seeing Fraser after shooting him in the stomach with an air rifle. See more »

Quotes

Morell: They're special flowers them.
Ladine Brass: Are they?
Morell: Yes, you can only pick them in Ireland.
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Connections

Referenced in ARfRA (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Corpses in Their Mouths
Written by Ian Brown, A. Ibrahim
Performed by Ian Brown
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Superb,Stunning,and even disturbing
21 July 2002 | by boffinsSee all my reviews

This is a truly great film, not seen by enough people in my opinion, Shane Meadows is a breath of fresh air for the British film industry, and I won't hesitate to go and see his next film, on the strength, of his last two ( twentyfourseven, romeo brass ) While most british audiences are somewhat ignorant to quality films like this, and would rather watch overrated films like 'Lock Stock...' there is always a hardcore of fans for films like this. Shane Meadows is inspired by the likes of Ken Loach and Mike Leigh, possibly Britain's best independent directors, but Meadows adds a bit more 'cheer' to this film, who says its uncool to have a happy ending? Romeo and Gavin are twelve year old pals, who have a great understanding of each other, and their surroundings, but then their friendship is tested when Morrel ( Paddy Considine ) enters their life, at first he is a pal, but why is a grown man hanging around with two boys? he then wants to date Romeo's sister, little do they realise they are being drawn into a world of obsession, violence and desperation, will it all come good in the end? Watch out for the outstanding performance from Paddy Considine, it really is the best debut from an actor ever!


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