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This Ken Loach film tells the story of a man devoted to his family and his religion. Proud, though poor, Bob wants his little girl to have a beautiful (and costly) brand-new dress for her First Communion. His stubbornness and determination get him into trouble as he turns to more and more questionable measures, in his desperation to raise the needed money. This tragic flaw leads him to risk all that he loves and values, his beloved family, indeed even his immortal soul and salvation, in blind pursuit of that goal.Written by
Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>
Did you hear about the kid from Liverpool in the bloody wheelchair they took to Lourdes? They got him to the water's edge, and he couldn't get in because his legs was twisted so they had to hire a little crane and pick him and the wheelchair up over the water... and submerge him. And when he come out they all had a look at his legs, and his legs were still twisted. But the wheelchair had two new tyres on it.
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Filmed around the low unemployment and depressed "overspill" council estate of Langley in Middleton, Manchester. This was the perfect setting for Raining Stones ( the title speaks for itself, it means, nothing is easy, everything hurts or is hard ) True local rumour has it, that the villains of the film are loosely based on a notorious underworld family of the same area.
One mans determination to have the very best for his daughters holy communion leads him into many escapades as he tries honestly and dishonestly to raise enough money for the apple of his eyes holy communion dress. From cleaning drains to sheep rustling on the local moor he eventually and without his partners knowledge borrows the money His inability to pay the lender the money back results in the local loan shark buying the debt (this is a common practice) the loan shark and his entourage then proceed to chase the unfortunate man for there money. Great stuff, realistic and treasure to watch.
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