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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives.

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Robbie
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Leonie
John Henshaw ...
Harry
Gary Maitland ...
Albert
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Rhino
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Mo (as Jasmine Riggins)
Scott Dymond ...
Willy
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Clancy
Neil Leiper ...
Sniper
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Dougie
Caz Dunlop ...
Caz
Gilbert Martin ...
Matt
Stewart Preston ...
Sheriff
Vincent Friell ...
Procurator Fiscal
Kirstin Murray ...
Defence Lawyer
Nick Farr ...
Defence Lawyer
Charles Jamieson ...
Defence Lawyer
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Station Master (voice)
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Thaddeus
Charles MacLean ...
Rory McAllister
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Angus Dobie
Bruce Addison ...
Auctioneer
Paul Birchard ...
North American Bidder
Jimmy Chisholm ...
Volunteer Taster
John P. Arnold ...
Volunteer Taster
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Mairi
Roderick Cowie ...
Anthony
Alison Mcginnes ...
Anthony's Mother
Andy McLaren ...
Anthony's Father
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Anthony's Sister
Lynsey Lawrie ...
Anthony's Girlfriend
Robert McHarg ...
Moderator
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Grace
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Policeman
Russell Anderson ...
Policeman
Zac Reilly ...
Baby Luke
Elizabeth Porter
Ted Davitt
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Matthew / PC
Eric Robertson
Charlene Keating
James Ramsey
Pauline Glynn
Lee Fanning
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Sniper's Pal 2
Charlie Miller
Paul Donnelly ...
Jamie
Barrie Hunter ...
Police Inspector
Dai Tabuchi ...
Kaneyama
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Hitomi Takenaka
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Tai Pan
Lorene Bonino
Caroline Franco
Susana Tejero Farnández
Puri Salgado
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Robert J. Goodwin ...
Man at Auction (uncredited)
Gordon Ryde ...
Australian Bidder (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Loach

Written by

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Paul Laverty ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Pascal Caucheteux ... executive producer
Peter Gallagher ... line producer
Vincent Maraval ... executive producer
Rebecca O'Brien ... producer

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George Fenton

Cinematography by

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Robbie Ryan

Film Editing by

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Jonathan Morris

Editorial Department

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Len Brown ... digital post-production: Molinare
Scott Claxton ... color timer: dailies
Michelle Cort ... digital intermediate conform editor
Steve Farman ... negative cutter
Clive Noakes ... laboratory: Deluxe Laboratories
Jamie Welsh ... digital intermediate conform editor
Mike Andrews ... digital film technician (uncredited)
Theresa Crooks ... digital intermediate technician (uncredited)
Tim Drewett ... digital intermediate conform editor (uncredited)
Nadia Iqbal ... on-line editor (uncredited)
Steve Knight ... digital intermediate coordinator (uncredited)
Tim Waller ... senior colourist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Kahleen Crawford

Production Design by

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Fergus Clegg

Art Direction by

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Zoe Wight

Costume Design by

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Carole K. Millar ... (as Carole K. Fraser)

Makeup Department

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Karen Brotherston ... makeup designer
Claire Harris ... makeup assistant
Kristyan Mallett ... prosthetics supplier (uncredited)

Production Management

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Robbie Kirkpatrick ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Stephen Carney ... third assistant director
David Gilchrist ... assistant director
Michael Queen ... assistant director

Art Department

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Phil Bowen ... construction: dailies
Susan Collin ... stand-in art director
Paul Curran ... painter
Sam Curren ... construction: dailies
Jake Drummond ... stagehand
Bobby Gee ... painter
Bobby Hughes ... construction: dailies
Paul Lambie ... dressing props
David Macleod ... props: dailies (as Dave MacLeod)
Fred MacMillan ... dressing props
Liam McCallum ... props: dailies
Aoife McKim ... petty cash buyer
Craig Menzies ... prop buyer
Campbell Mitchell ... stand-by props
Andrew Neilson ... props: dailies
Rhian Nicholas ... stand-by art director
Ross Pearson ... rigger
David Richmond ... carpenter
Alex Robertson ... carpenter
Tony Sheridan ... property master
Jason Strachan ... stagehand
Danny Sumsion ... construction manager
Billy Wilson ... rigger

Sound Department

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Ray Beckett ... sound recordist
Ben Brazier ... dialogue editor / foley editor
Keith Brazier ... sound editor
Robert Brazier ... foley recordist / sound effects editor
Andrew Caller ... re-recording mixer
Steve Carr ... sound transfer
Paul Clegg ... first assistant sound editor
Sue Harding ... foley artist
Peter Murphy ... boom operator (as Pete Murphy)
Ric Perrin ... boom operator (dailies)
Neal Skillen ... sound assistant
Richard Stockdale ... dolby sound consultant
Ian Tapp ... re-recording mixer
Rowena Wilkinson ... foley artist
Jeremy Murphy ... additional recording engineer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Sav Akyüz ... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Simon Kilroe ... lead compositor: vfx (uncredited)

Stunts

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Paul Heasman ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Barry Ackroyd ... second camera
Joss Barratt ... still photographer
Anna Benbow ... second camera focus puller
Andy Cole ... gaffer
Glenn Coulman ... second camera focus puller
Antoine Doyen ... electrician
Olly Driscoll ... second camera focus puller
Amaury Duquenne ... clapper loader
Stuart Farmer ... dailies
Iftekhar Gafar ... camera trainee
John Hutton ... dailies
Ian Jackson ... second camera focus puller
Léo Lefèvre ... clapper loader: "a" camera
Grant McPhee ... second camera clapper loader
David Mitchell ... dailies
Ric Perrin ... dailies
Joachim Philippe ... clapper loader
Alastair Rae ... second camera
Niall Smith ... dailies
Laurent Van Eijs ... electrician
John Watters ... focus puller

Casting Department

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Caroline Stewart ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dani Miller ... costume supervisor

Location Management

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Chris Cameron ... location assistant
Michael Higson ... locations
Gerry McLeod ... location assistant (as Gerry MacLeod)

Music Department

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Steve Donnelly ... musician: guitar
Nicole Jacob ... music coordinator
Jeremy Murphy ... pro-tools
John Parricelli ... musician: guitar
Steve Pearce ... musician: bass
Steve Price ... music recordist: Angel Recording Studio
Frank Ricotti ... musician: percussion
Ian Thomas ... musician: drums
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor (uncredited)
Tom Howe ... musician (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Jas Brown ... driver
Happy Harrop ... driver
Grant Morrison ... picture vehicles
Ronnie Morrison ... picture vehicles coordinator

Other crew

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Tania Antonioli ... representative: Les Films du Fleuve
Marie Besan¸on ... representative: Wild Bunch
Lucie Borleteau ... representative: Why Not Productions
Martin Butterworth ... title designer: Creative Partnership
Emmanuelle Castro ... representative: Wild Bunch
Fergus Cook ... production team
Etienne de Ricaud ... representative: Why Not Productions
Cynthia De Souza ... BFI Film Fund
Marilyn Edmond ... floor runner
Jim Elliott ... armourer
Will Evans ... representative: BFI
Suzanne Garnett ... press attache
Stephen Grosz ... lawyer: Bindmans
Ian Kirk ... representative: BFI
Susanna Lenton ... script supervisor
Kim MacAskill ... researcher
Alex McKay ... floor runner / unit nurse
Eimhear McMahon ... production team
Steven Moore ... production team
Fiona Morham ... representative: BFI
Habib Rahman ... assistant production accountant
Mark Reilly ... armourer
Marie-Antoinette Schoenmaeckers ... representative: Les Films du Fleuve
Tanya Seghatchian ... representative: BFI
Tina Shadick ... production accountant
Roger Smith ... script consultant
Grigie Soryar ... representative: Why Not Productions
Jack Thomas-O'Brien ... production team
Delphine Tomson ... representative: Les Films du Fleuve
Natascha Wharton ... representative: BFI

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

This bitter sweet comedy follows protagonist Robbie as he sneaks into the maternity hospital to visit his young girlfriend Leonie and hold his newborn son Luke for the first time. Overwhelmed by the moment, he swears that Luke will not have the same tragic life he has had. Escaping a prison sentence by the skin of his teeth, he's given one last chance......While serving a community service order, he meets Rhino, Albert and Mo who, like him, find it impossible to find work because of their criminal records. Little did Robbie imagine how turning to drink might change their lives - not cheap fortified wine, but the best malt whiskies in the world. Will it be 'slopping out' for the next twenty years, or a new future with 'Uisge Beatha' the 'Water of Life?' Only the angels know........ Written by Rebecca O'Brien, producer

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Taglines Four friends. One mission. Lots of spirit. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La part des anges (France)
  • La part des anges (Belgium, French title)
  • La 'parte' degli angeli (Italy)
  • Angels' Share - Ein Schluck für die Engel (Germany)
  • La part dels àngels (Spain, Catalan title)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia First time actor Paul Brannigan was, like his character, a former prison inmate. He met Paul Laverty when the screenwriter was visiting various youth centers to get an idea of how young people in Scotland felt and spoke. See more »
Goofs When Albert is sitting on Rhino's shoulder looking through the pub window you can see the cameraman's reflection in the window on the right of Albert. The cameraman's reflection becomes even more visible after Rhino puts Albert down. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cannes Film Festival 2012 (2012). See more »
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Quotes [First LInes]
Procurator Fiscal: [voice over] This is an unusual case, My Lord. The accused was at an unmanned station under the influence of a strong fortified wine. Railway personnel from some 20 miles away manning security cameras saw him staggering towards the station's edge.
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