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The Shop (2011)

| Short, Comedy, Drama
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A collection of life's losers come together at Railway Dave's seedy back street betting shop.

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Credited cast:
Zahra Browne ...
Tina
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Postie
Howell Evans ...
Scobie
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Chris the Greek
Keith Flood ...
Porno Roy
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Steven Tilson
Mike Hayward ...
Railway Dave
Guy Henderson ...
Tony the Tap
Jamie Kenna ...
Mad Ray
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Whale
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Dai
Dharmander Singh ...
DC Singh
Leon Stewart ...
Richard Bull
Jack Summers ...
Big Joe
Gareth Wyn-Jones ...
DS Dance
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THE SHOP is in financial trouble what with the recession and all and the Quiet Man has just gone and made things a whole lot worse. Railway Dave faces a race against time to get the owings in if he is to have any chance of honouring the bet. Debt collectors Mad Ray and Big Joe are dispatched to rattle a few cages. They may both be disabled but they form a formidable team. Maybe if Tina hadn't been trying so hard to sell her dodgy goods then she wouldn't have taken the bet. The regulars don't care, they just want to know what The Quiet Man backed so they can have some for themselves. Just how to get Tina to talk..... Porno Roy and Dai are pitted against their old adversaries Chris the Greek and Tony the Tap. Who will save face, whose lunch will arrive first? Will Scobie's scam succeed? Richard the lawyer seems like such a nice man, maybe too nice. Where did that money come from and will the hapless detectives find what they are looking for? Written by Campbell Foster

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More scheming scoundrels than you can shake a stick at

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Short | Comedy | Drama

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Deserves a full season
30 May 2011 | by See all my reviews

I was lucky to get hold of a copy of this before general release. Campbell Foster has produced a brilliantly dark but funny script and the cast bring it to life amazingly well for such a low budget production. There are a lot of characters to take on board - but that is the whole point as it introduces us to them all so we can pick and follow the ones we like. Apparently, if this gets a full commission, each episode of Season One will concentrate on a pair or group of characters to fill us in on their back story.

I really love the mentally disabled debt collectors and look out for the old man trying to pull off his tipping scam - he's well into his eighties but still going strong.

I laughed too many times to count then cried at the end. I just hope this gets picked up so I can see more of it.


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