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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 »

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Dennis Wardrobe
Dave Blant ...
School Pianist
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Male Nurse (as Shaun Fields)
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Sandra
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Carol
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Neighbour Lad #2
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Park Lad #1
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Clifford
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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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Rated R for pervasive language, and for some elements of violence and sexuality | See all certifications »

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4 February 2000 (UK)  »

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Hol alszik Romeo?  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$6,713, 29 October 2000, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$18,434, 12 November 2000
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Director Shane Meadows appears twice in the film, once working in the chip shop and later working as a nurse. At the end of the movie these parts are credited to Shane Meadows and Shaun Fields respectively. Shaun Fields is also the name of the young boy in This Is England, whose experiences are based on those of director Meadows. See more »

Quotes

Morell: You did it for your pleasure...
Gavin 'Knocks' Woolley: No I...
Morell: [Morell grabs knocks by scruff of neck and holds a knife to him] Well it wasn't funny. I don't think ya know what it's like to mess with people's feeling d'ya. What have I ever done to you? Fuck all.
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Move It on Over
Written & Performed by Hank Williams
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This film is unique, powerful and brilliant
16 October 2002 | by See 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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