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Vroom (1988)

| Drama, Romance | 1988 (UK)
A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern ... See full summary »

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Beeban Kidron

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Jim Cartwright
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Quick ... Susan
Clive Owen ... Jake
David Thewlis ... Ringe
Melanie Kilburn Melanie Kilburn ... Kate
Rosalind Bennett ... Lyn
Moya Brady Moya Brady ... Tess
Sheila Reid ... Jake's mother
Bill Rodgers ... Bluto
Tim Potter ... Harry
Jim Broadbent ... Donald
Dicken Ashworth ... Huff
Louis Mellis Louis Mellis ... Flanny
Jackie D. Broad Jackie D. Broad ... Fat Sam (as Jackie O'Broad)
Ron Tarr Ron Tarr ... Mr. Roache (The Fat Man)
James Duggan ... Scrapman
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A love story - a young man for an older woman and his best friend and his Chevrolet. Jake is a romantic with a vision. Ringe is his whiplash wild best mate. Their lives in a small northern town are bleak with unemployment and domestic wrangles. But then Susan, the 'older woman', moves in next door. Inexorably, events lead Jake, Ringe and Susan to a bid for freedom and the open road in the sleek American car the lads have renovated. Then their troubles really begin. Written by Film 4

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1988 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Estrada sem Fim See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancashire, England, UK

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Trivia

Clive Owen did not know how to drive when this movie was filmed. He was taking driving lessons while filming. See more »

Quotes

Susan: I still think you are strange, but I'm starting to get used to it, and...
Jake: What?
Susan: ...enjoying it, funnily.
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I'm In Love
Performed by Ruby Turner
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This could be the Prequel of the "Chancer" series.
30 August 2000 | by adrian-63See all my reviews

If anyone has ever watched both Vroom and then Chancer in succession they may have spotted that the closing scene in Vroom neatly flows thru into the opening scene in Chancer. Not to give too much away but Clive Owen throws the keys out of his classic car in the last scene in Vroom only to catch a set of thrown classic car keys in the opening scene of Chancer, and the could be looking at each other. Can't find any common people on both except for Clive Owen...did he suggest it? Looking at the Vroom story line and characters it could also be a prehistory of Derek Love pre Chancer...Maybe he was also called Jake. Excellent films both of them.


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