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Dockers (1999)

A father and son become caught up in the conflict when British dockworkers refuse to work overtime for no pay, resulting in the firing of 500 employees and a two-year stand-off.

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Bill Anderson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Stott ... Tommy Walton
Crissy Rock ... Jean Walton
Katy Lamont Katy Lamont ... Sarah Walton
Kristopher Lundon Kristopher Lundon ... Kenny Walton
Michael Ryan Michael Ryan ... Thomas Walton
Lee Ross ... Andy Walton
Christine Tremarco Christine Tremarco ... Paula Walton
Ricky Tomlinson ... Macca Macaulay
James Foy James Foy ... Big John
Joan Kempson Joan Kempson ... Macca's Wife
Georgina Smith Georgina Smith ... Big John's Mum
David Parkinson David Parkinson ... Pete Macaulay
Peter Armitage ... Jimmy Nolan
Shane Rimmer ... US Longshoreman
Dominic Carter ... Charlie
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A father and son become caught up in the conflict when British dockworkers refuse to work overtime for no pay, resulting in the firing of 500 employees and a two-year stand-off.

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Written as part of a writing workshop by fifteen of the dockers who lived through the Liverpool Dockers' Strike with the help of Jimmy McGovern and Irvine Welsh. The process was documented in the Dockers: Writing the Wrongs (1999) which was broadcast ahead of this play. See more »

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Working Class drama not to be missed!
14 March 2000 | by eddie-83See all my reviews

With my dream cast including Ken (Takin' Over the Asylum),Stott, Crissie (Ladybird, Ladybird) Rock and Ricky (Raining Stones) Tomlinson plus a screenplay from Trainspotting's Irvine Welsh and the superb Jimmy M'Govern of Cracker & The Lakes this could hardly fail and it doesn't!

True story of botched industrial action makes terrific viewing as long as you make allowances for plenty of strong language from the protagonists.

With lots of gallows humour amidst the drama;( sample line "The last time I saw any dirt on you was Ash Wednesday")this was easily the best film I saw on any medium in 1999.

Watch for a sort of "Making of..." with M'Govern discussing his working methods and showing the input from the real-life participants in the strike.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 1999 (UK) See more »

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