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A romantic farce that enjoys but never makes fun of its protagonists, this is an entertaining story about the unlikely pairing of a Liverpool factory worker and a Russian sailor. The romantic Teresa (Margi Clarke)works in a chicken factory and looks forward to the men she might meet on the weekends. Her friend Elaine (Alexandra Pigg) is living on state aid and is fairly casual about how she can pick up a little extra cash. One weekend the two women set out for the dancehall with someone else's hard-earned money, lifted by Teresa, and there they meet two Russian sailors, Peter (Peter Firth) and Sergei (Alfred Molina). For Elaine and Peter, it is love at first sight, and they spend the rest of the night talking and the following day wandering around Liverpool, hand in hand. When the dreaded parting of the ways comes at last, Elaine is furious that a small thing like politics has to keep them apart -- so she writes a letter to Brezhnev, with surprising results. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Alexandra Pigg Best Actress 1985 Nominee

Cast

Alexandra Pigg
as Elaine Spencer
Alfred Molina
as Sergei
Peter Firth
as Peter
Margi Clarke
as Teresa King
Tracy Lea
as Tracy
Ted Wood
as Mick
Frank Clarke
as Vinny
Joey Kaye
as Father
Robbie Dee
as Charlie
Sharon Power
as Charlie's Girl Friend
Syd Newman
as Dimitri
Carl Chase
as Taxi Driver
Wendy Votel
as Girl on Bus
Jeanette Votel
as Girl on Bus
Mandy Walsh
as Mother
Angela Clarke
as Josie
Paul Beringer
as Boy at Party
Neil Cunningham
as Foreign Office Official
Ken Campbell
as Reporter
Frank Clarke
as Vinny
Angela Clarke
as Josie
Neil Cunningham
as Foreign Office Official
Carl Chase
as Taxi Driver
Paul Beringer
as Boy at Party
Mandy Walsh
as Mother
Jeanette Votel
as Girl on Bus
Joey Kaye
as Father
Wendy Votel
as Girl on Bus
Syd Newman
as Dimitri
Sharon Power
as Charlie's Girl Friend
Robbie Dee
as Charlie

Crew

Janet Goddard
Producer
Frank Clarke
Producer
Caroline Spack
Producer
Frank Clarke
Screenwriter
Bruce McGowan
Cinematographer
Alan Gill
Composer (Music Score)
Lesley Walker
Editor
Nick Englefield
Production Designer
Viv Howells
Makeup
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