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All or Nothing (2002)

R | | Drama | 18 October 2002 (UK)
In a poor working class London home Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they and their local community are brought together, and they rediscover their love.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh
3 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alison Garland Alison Garland ... Rachel
Jean Ainslie Jean Ainslie ... Old Lady
Timothy Spall ... Phil
Badi Uzzaman ... Passenger
Parvez Qadir Parvez Qadir ... Passenger
Russell Mabey ... Nutter
Lesley Manville ... Penny
Ruth Sheen ... Maureen
Thomas Brown-Lowe Thomas Brown-Lowe ... Small Boy
Oliver Golding Oliver Golding ... Small Boy
Henri McCarthy Henri McCarthy ... Small Boy
Ben Wattley Ben Wattley ... Small Boy
Paul Jesson ... Ron
Gary McDonald ... Neville
Diveen Henry ... Dinah
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Storyline

Penny's love for her partner, taxi-driver Phil, has run dry. He is a gentle, philosophical guy, and she works on the checkout at a supermarket. Their daughter Rachel cleans in a home for elderly people, and their son Rory is unemployed and aggressive. The joy has gone out of Phil's and Penny's life, but when an unexpected tragedy occurs, they are brought together to rediscover their love. All or Nothing is set on a London working-class housing estate over a long weekend, and also tells the stories of a range of Phil and Penny's neighbors, some of whom become involved in the family's lives, and all of whom experience an emotional journey. Written by Press kit

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

First cinema feature of Sally Hawkins. See more »

Quotes

Phil: Funny, isn't it? Love. If you're not together, you're alone.
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Connections

Featured in Mike Leigh in Conversation (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Make My Brown Eyes Blue
Written by Richard Leigh
Performed by Ruth Sheen (uncredited)
Published by EMI United Partnership Ltd.
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Life - like I remember it
15 April 2006 | by tings72See all my reviews

Mike Leigh, in my opinion, is the greatest director ever! He needs no animations, CGI, big named stars or million dollar budgets to produce films of pure, simple genius. All or Nothing is no exception and is proving that as he ages his films have gotten better and better.

All or Nothing reminds me of life on a council estate as I remember it when I was a kid. There used to be flats on our estate that, although not the same in appearance, where practically the same in their inhabitants: the drunk family, the quiet family (Phil's and Penny's family), the druggie families, the slightly odd kid, the angry violent boyfriend, the single mum with foul-mouth daughter. They were all there. Anyone who knows life on an estate like this would wonder how Mike Leigh can put together such an accurate snapshot into the lives of these families.

Mike's films are totally captivating. To some, it might appear like nothing really happens in them, but what I see in them is a reality that is like nothing else on film. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes so almost unwatchably painful but never, ever dull or predictable.

Once you're a Mike Leigh fan you're taken to a different level. I just can't take American movies seriously anymore.


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Official Sites:

MGM

Country:

UK | France

Language:

English | Arabic | French

Release Date:

18 October 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

All or Nothing See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,890, 27 October 2002

Gross USA:

$201,546

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,845,696
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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