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Stormy Monday (1988)

R | | Crime, Drama, Music | May 1988 (USA)
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A crooked American businessman tries to push the shady influential owner of a nightclub in Newcastle, England to sell him the club. The club's new employee and the American's ex lover fall in love and inadvertently stir the pot.

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Mike Figgis

Writer:

Mike Figgis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Kate
Tommy Lee Jones ... Cosmo
Sting ... Finney
Sean Bean ... Brendan
James Cosmo ... Tony
Mark Long Mark Long ... Patrick
Brian Lewis Brian Lewis ... Jim
Ying Tong John Ying Tong John ... 1st Heavy
Mick Hamer Mick Hamer ... Pianist
Ian Hinchcliffe Ian Hinchcliffe ... Man at Record Shop
Andrzej Borkowski Andrzej Borkowski ... Andrej
Caroline Hutchison Caroline Hutchison ... Finney's Secretary Jean
Les Wilde Les Wilde ... Customs Officer
Desmond Gill Desmond Gill ... Man in Airport Lounge
Benny Graham Benny Graham ... Passport Officer
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Storyline

Brendan takes a job as janitor for Finney, who runs a jazz nightclub in the Northern English city of Newcastle. But Finney is being pressured to sell his club, and Brendan soon provides non-janitorial services to Finney. Soon his rival's American boss Cosmo comes to town, while Brendan begins to fall in love with Kate, an escort working for Cosmo. Written by Reid Gagle

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The Most Dangerous Choices Are Made With The Heart

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Crime | Drama | Music | Romance

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UK | USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Burni ponedeljak See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,734, 24 April 1988

Gross USA:

$1,791,328

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,791,328
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Rankcolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

First feature film directed by Mike Figgis. He had only directed one television movie before this. See more »

Quotes

Brendan: Did you mean what you said?
Kate: What did I say?
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Soundtracks

The Thrill Is Gone
Performed by B.B. King
Written by Roy Hawkins and Rick Darnell (as Rick Ravon Darnell)
Published by Sound of Lucille and Powerforce
Courtesy of MCA Records
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A 'Sleeper' Of A Modern-Day Noir
16 December 2005 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

This is one of those sleeper films, a good one that is not very well- known.....but should be. I really liked this modern-day film noir when I first saw it over a decade ago and the three additional times since.

The movie has all the features of a good noir, most of all a feeling of impending doom throughout, which a good noir exhibits. You know some bad things are going to happen, but you just don't know what and when. That uneasy mood runs throughout the film.

Add some tough characters, great cinematography (nice colors, too, in this case) and even a good blues music score and you have an interesting film. The story here revolves around a ruthless American businessman trying to buy up an entire block of the businesses in one area in Britain.

There's humor in here too with a goofy Polish jazz band, which looked and sounded just awful, and just enough action throughout to keep from getting too talky. Tommy Lee Jones, Melanie Griffith, Sting and Sean Bean star and all are fascinating to watch.


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