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The Martins (2001)

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

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Tony Grounds
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Evans ... Robert Martin
Eric Byrne Eric Byrne ... Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey Lloyd Harvey ... Security Guard
Kathy Burke ... Angie Martin
Terri Dumont Terri Dumont ... Katie
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Mo
Paddy Considine ... Hatfield Recorder Editor
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Traffic Warden
Mark Strong ... Doug
Alison Egan Alison Egan ... Jan
Linda Bassett ... Anthea
Owen Brenman ... Teacher
Oscar Grounds Oscar Grounds ... Pupil
Mel Claus Crawford Mel Claus Crawford ... Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)
Ray Winstone ... Mr. Marvel
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Storyline

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by Chrissoda100

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Contaminating A Cinema Near You See more »

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Tiger Aspect Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tosspot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£310,600 (United Kingdom), 16 September 2001, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, the title of this film was to be "Tosspot". See more »

Goofs

When Robert and Ange are sitting on the rock out at sea, talking, how far Robert's jacket is zipped up changes in each shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Martins: Deleted Scenes (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Flying High
Written by Morgan Nicholls & Billy Nicholls
Performed by Morgan
Courtesy of Source Records
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Underrated British Film
22 June 2003 | by MIKEMARSHALL-1See all my reviews

Lee Evans puts in a superb performance as Bob Martin in this poignant black comedy, proving his comic talent transfers just as easily to the big screen. Kathy Burke also puts in a flawless performance as his long suffering wife.

The picture tells the story of a family we all know, from any council estate around England, neighbours from hell type stuff, and yet at the same time makes you identify with the plight of the main character as he struggles to make sense of his life.

There are some great visual gags as well as some genuinely funny lines and all the while you feel as though Evans is an almost psychotic who could snap at any moment.

If you liked The Parole Officer, I think you'll like this, although slightly darker, the comedy is on a par with Steve Coogan.


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