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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 »

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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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Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Despite the natural chemistry of Andrew Shim and Ben Marshall the two actors almost came to blows during a scene due to Marshall's obnoxious behavior. Paddy Considine admitted in the DVD commentary he had no problem filming the scene at the seaside where he threatens Marshall's character, saying he "couldn't wait to get his hands on the little shit." See more »

Quotes

Morell: Just stay away from me for hours, hours and hours.
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Written by Donovan (as Donovan Leitch)
Performed by Donovan
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This film is unique, powerful and brilliant
16 October 2002 | by smiths-4See all my reviews

Let me get to the point about this film. Paddy Considine is outstandingly brilliant in the role that should have made him an icon if anyone had bothered to see it! He is at once dynamic, dangerous, disturbing and occasionly comic. He reminded me of Travis Bickle that De Niro so brilliantly played in Taxi Driver. High praise indeed, but very deserving as we are in an age where everybody moans about British cinema without bothering to seek gems like this out. So well done to Shane Meadows, keep churning out class like this and 24/7 and you'll become a legend!! From The West Midlands


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