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The Chain (1984)

Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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Keith
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Carrie
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Alison
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Dudley
Jade Magri ...
Tasha
Maurice Denham ...
Grandpa
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Mr. Thorn
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Betty
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Mrs. Andreos
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Deidre
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Alex
Matthew Blakstad ...
Mark
Charlotte Long ...
Rosemary
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Thomas
Herbert Norville ...
Des
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Comedy featuring interweaving stories of seven households caught up in a property chain on moving day, each one dependent on the other.

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13 March 1986 (Australia)  »

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Ein Umzug kommt selten allein  »

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£1,125,000 (estimated)
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Last feature film of Mark Dignam. See more »

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While Thomas & Des's mum are in conversation, the quality of the sound varies, according to camera angle. See more »

Connections

Spin-off Moving Story (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Karma Chameleon
Composed by Boy George (as O'Dowd), Roy Hay, Jon Moss, Mikey Craig,
Phil Pickett
Performed by Billie Whitelaw
Used by kind permission of Virgin Music (Publishers) Limited and Warner Bros. Music
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An unjustly forgotten film
19 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

This film was written by one of the greatest TV writers of the 20th century,Jack Rosenthal.However it seems to be almost completely forgotten,the last review being dated 2009.I had forgotten about it till I saw it recently on London Live.Difficult to understand why.It is a numerous look at the stresses and strains of moving house.It has a first rate cast with lots of well known faces.The best known being Warren Mitchell in charge of the removers.Though why he had to wear that dreadful wig is a mystery.Probably the funniest character is that played by Nigel Hawthorne as a link in the chain who pays for his desire to do things on the cheap.Maybe the fact that this film has been forgotten is due to the fact that this film came out in the year when cinema attendances hit rock bottom.


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