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A Running Jump (2012)

Members of a family lives frantic lives of Olympian proportion.

Director:

Mike Leigh

Writer:

Mike Leigh
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Eddie Marsan ... Perry
Samantha Spiro ... Debbie
Sam Kelly ... Grandad
Danielle Bird ... Jody
Nichole Bird Nichole Bird ... Hayley
Lee Ingleby ... Gary
Robert Putt Robert Putt ... Derek
Jade Anouka ... Jody's Friend
Belinda Everett Belinda Everett ... Karate Girl
Selina Zaza-Wilson Selina Zaza-Wilson ... Karate Girl (as Selina Zaza)
Ben Batt ... Footballer
Jonny Leigh-Wright Jonny Leigh-Wright ... Footballer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Ellen James Ellen ... Karate
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Storyline

Incompetent car salesman Perry is desperate to get the money to release the car he hopes to sell to young Gary from the garage but his wife,fitness instructor Debbie is fed up with constantly bank-rolling him and he eventually has to sell Gary an inferior model in order to stump up the cash to pay the garage man. Just how inferior it is Gary discovers when the engine starts smoking and the car breaks down on the way home. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 2012 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Running Jump See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK

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Color
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Too short, felt unfinished.
26 February 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

There is no bad acting in A running Jump so for that maybe it deserves a better rating, but I'm basing my ratings mostly on the story and the fact that if I was entertained or not, and for that the plot is just too weak to be interesting. To me it just feels like an unfinished long play movie. 35 minutes is just not enough to bring a story like this one. It all looks very rushed and compressed. And it's not the sometimes excellent acting that makes this movie better than it actually is. Eddie Marsan is a good actor and I was surprised he played in a short movie like this one.


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