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R | | Romance, Comedy | April 1999 (USA)
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A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

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Sam Miller

Writer:

Simon Beaufoy
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Adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Pete Postlethwaite ... Raymond 'Ray'
Rachel Griffiths ... Gerry
James Thornton James Thornton ... Steven 'Steve'
Lennie James ... Shovel
Andy Serkis ... Bob
Rob Jarvis ... Weasel
Alan Williams ... Frank
Emma Cunniffe ... Barmaid
Steve Huison ... Derek
Sharon Bower Sharon Bower ... Lyn, Ray's Wife
David Webber ... Billy
Alvin Blossom Alvin Blossom ... Steve's Dad
Sam Wilkinson Sam Wilkinson ... Ray's Son
Jo Wilkinson Jo Wilkinson ... Ray's Daughter
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Storyline

A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a young Romeo. Into the mix comes Gerry, an Australian with a spirit of adventure and mountain climbing skills. She wants a job, and against the others' advice, who don't want a woman on the job, Ray hires her. Then she and Ray fall in love. He asks her to marry him, gives her a ring. Steve's jealous; Ray's ex-wife complains that he spends on Gerry, not his own kids, and she predicts that Gerry won't stay around. Plus, there's pressure to finish the job fast. Economics, romance, and wanderlust spark the end. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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a love story from the writer of "The Full Monty".

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Romance | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Entre Gigantes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,276, 28 March 1999

Gross USA:

$65,748

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,748
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Although made after, Simon Beaufoy actually wrote this screenplay before he penned the screenplay to The Full Monty (1997). See more »

Quotes

Ray: How long you been out on the road?
Gerry: How long is a piece of string?
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Soundtracks

It Will Always Be You
Written by Don Walker
Performed by Dannielle Gaha
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Involving and character driven
12 January 2003 | by mandy-scottSee all my reviews

I did not know of the existence of this film until i saw it on a video preview. I rushed right out to hunt it down as Pete Postlethwaite and Rachel Griffiths are absolutely brilliant actors. I think it is fantastic that character actor Pete Postlethwaite, finally gets to play a romantic lead. There has always been something compelling and charismatic about him. Rachel Griffiths is perfect also. Forget your air-brushed, hollywood ideas of romance and sex, this is real, and sexy and uplifting at the same time.


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