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The Martins (2001)

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Evans ... Robert Martin
Eric Byrne Eric Byrne ... Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey Lloyd Harvey ... Security Guard
Kathy Burke ... Angie Martin
Terri Dumont Terri Dumont ... Katie
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Mo
Paddy Considine ... Hatfield Recorder Editor
Ronnie Fox ... Traffic Warden
Mark Strong ... Doug
Alison Egan Alison Egan ... Jan
Linda Bassett ... Anthea
Owen Brenman ... Teacher
Oscar Grounds Oscar Grounds ... Pupil
Mel Claus Crawford Mel Claus Crawford ... Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)
Ray Winstone ... Mr. Marvel
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Storyline

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by Chrissoda100

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Contaminating A Cinema Near You See more »

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Official Sites:

Tiger Aspect Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tosspot See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,256,192
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Most of the scenes were shot in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The two houses which the Martins had and the mother in law had are at the side of the Galleria Shopping centre which also appears in the movie a lot. Its frontage can also be seen at the start of the movie after the truck moves away with the Bounty advertising on it. The furniture place where Robert and Little Bob play around in the middle of the galleria is no longer there as that is now a Cafe Nero in part of that space. The pet shop where they buy a pet for Little Bobs birthday is Jollyes Pet Emporium in Crews Hill. The ice cream truck where they buy the ice creams isnt outside of it and its smaller inside than in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Robert and Ange are sitting on the rock out at sea, talking, how far Robert's jacket is zipped up changes in each shot. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Martins: Deleted Scenes (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

Game of Love
Written by Clint Ballard Jr.
Performed by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd.
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A highly entertaining and thought provoking film
26 July 2004 | by trickytreeSee all my reviews

Having never even heard of this film before, I had no pre-conceived idea of what to expect when I saw it on TV last night. I was pleased to see Kathy Burke on screen again, playing her character with the usual mix of aggression and love.

Having only seen Lee Evans in supporting film roles (Something About Mary, Mousehunt), I was pleasantly surprised to see him tone down his stand-up persona, and give his character real credibility.

Having known many families such as the Martins, I can see this was a realistic portrayal of a family man on the breadline who wants something more for his family. I would certainly recommend this film to others.


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