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After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in... See more »

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Michael Sheldrake
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Kate Sheldrake
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Peter Tremaine
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Miller
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Natalie
Marit Velle Kile ...
Silje
Tony Guilfoyle ...
Baxter
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Michael - aged 15 (as Aaron Johnson)
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Peter - aged 15 (as Michael Gabriel)
Kate Fahy ...
Dr. Cowley
Rachel Heaton ...
Michael's Mother
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Chapman
Elaine Heathfield ...
Hospital Nurse
Nicola Cussons ...
Psychiatric Nurse
Nicola Burnett Smith ...
Hotel Manageress
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Alison Poley
Joseph Friend ...
Young Michael
Alex Winter ...
Young Peter
Jack Baverstock ...
Bruce Miller
Ian Lindsay ...
Mr. Chitty
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Policeman
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Orderly
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Bar Girl
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Lap Dancer-as Petra Coulson (uncredited)
Alan Marsh ...
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Policeman (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alex Pillai

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Russell Lewis ... ()

Produced by

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Rob Pursey ... executive producer
Hugh Warren ... producer
Amanda Wilkie ... line producer

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Nicholas Hooper ... (as Nick Hooper)

Cinematography by

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David Higgs

Film Editing by

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Jamie Trevill

Editorial Department

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Aidan Farrell ... colorist
Julie Foster ... assistant editor
Matt Gauci ... avid technical support

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Sarah Bird

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Mike Gunn

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Stephen Campbell

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Judy Farr

Costume Design by

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John Lindlar

Makeup Department

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Deanne Turner ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Christine Walmesley-Cotham ... hair designer / makeup designer

Production Management

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Lucy Foulds ... unit manager
Kevin Jenkins ... unit manager
Nick Marshall ... unit manager
Kim Simon ... post-production supervisor

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Nic Jeune ... first assistant director
Angharad Jones ... third assistant director
Harry Jones ... third assistant director
Kiaran Murray-Smith ... first assistant director
Tom Rye ... second assistant director

Art Department

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David Chisholm ... stand-by prop hand
Jonathan Downing ... dressing prop
Shane Harford ... dressing props
Josh Jones ... stand-by carpenter
Clare Keyte ... production buyer
Catriona McKail ... stand-by art director
Claire Pidgeon ... assistant buyer
Allen J. Polley ... property master (as Alan J.Polley)
Rebecca Thomas ... art department trainee
Paul Turner ... stand-by prop hand

Sound Department

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Christian Bass ... dialogue editor
Nick Cox ... sound effects editor
St. Clair Davis ... sound maintenance (as Saint Clair Davis)
Nigel Edwards ... sound mixer
Tim Fraser ... sound mixer
John Hagenstede ... sound maintenance
Calum Thomson ... sound

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John Rafique ... special effects supervisor
Chris Watson ... special effects technician

Stunts

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Tony Christian ... stunt double
Gary Connery ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Battersby ... b cam focus puller
Andy Bell ... electrician
Steve Blythe ... electrician
Dan Fontaine ... gaffer
Nic Lawson ... cinematographer: second unit
Jamie Phillips ... assistant camera
Matthew Poynter ... focus puller
Steve Pugh ... grip
Erin Stevens ... clapper loader
Fred Todd ... electrician
Alan Maxwell ... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)

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Chuck Douglas ... extras casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Tamlin French ... dresser
Esther Kennerley ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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David Burt ... locations runner
Ralph Cameron ... location manager
Nick Fulton ... location manager
Nick Marshall ... assistant location manager

Other crew

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Clare Alan ... script editor
Menna Bevan ... floor runner
Joanna Frame ... production coordinator
Nicola Houghton ... production secretary (as Nicola Price)
Sarah Hulls ... accounts assistant
Phil Hunter ... production accountant
Carol Saunderson ... script supervisor
Tracey Taylor ... cashier
Lisa Vanoli ... unit publicist

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Plot Summary

After painter Michael 'Mike' Sheldrake's failed suicide attempt, house-mate and life-long best friend Peter Tremaine, an antiques shop owner, reminisces their common past, like Mike does in therapy. It started at the beach, when scrubby, scared Mikey become the dependent protégé of forceful Pete, both doted by Pete's dad, a wealthy lawyer. Afterwards Mike moves out to marry Kate. Pete accepts to be best man, but overdoes that, 'arranging' to get stuck in the honeymoon hotel he paid for. Drama from their boarding school childhood intertwines with tragedy for the mates, Kate and vindictive former police detective Miller. Written by KGF Vissers

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Also Known As
  • Bestmannen (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Povesti neterminate (Romania)
  • Bestman (Finland)
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  • 120 min
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