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House! (2000)

A small bingo hall is threatened by the opening of the country's largest bingo centre nearby.

Director:

Julian Kemp

Writers:

Eric Styles (idea), Jason Sutton
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Cast

Credited cast:
Kelly Macdonald ... Linda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stacey Ashton Stacey Ashton ... Young Beth
Keith Chegwin ... Keith Chegwin
Ifan Huw Dafydd Ifan Huw Dafydd ... Father
Dean Davies Dean Davies ... Food Operative
Gwenllian Davies Gwenllian Davies ... Peggy
Eileen Edwards Eileen Edwards ... Mrs Collins
Bruce Forsyth ... Bruce Forsyth
Helen Griffin ... Marilyn
Marlene Griffiths Marlene Griffiths ... Enid
Sue Hopkins Sue Hopkins ... Pam
Rhodri Hugh Rhodri Hugh ... Hotel Manager
Jason Hughes ... Gavin
Lynn Hunter ... Moira
Ceris Jones Ceris Jones ... Male Diner
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Storyline

The staff of La Scala, a small bingo hall in Wales, fear for their livelihoods when the UK's largest bingo centre opens nearby. When staff member Linda discovers she has the ability to predict bingo numbers, she hopes to use her powers to save La Scala, buy her greedy aunt's share of her mother's house, and find love with La Scala's star bingo caller, Gavin. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@hotmail.com>

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Life's not about winning or losing, it's about crossing the line.

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Comedy | Romance

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Official Sites:

Guild Pathe (distributor)

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 May 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les vainqueurs See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Wire Films, CF1 Cyf See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in Wales, of the main actors only Jason Hughes is actually Welsh. The rest had to be coached by an accent tutor. See more »

Soundtracks

M.G. Yn y Ty
Written by Meredith, Cravos, Ap Sion
Performed by Tystion
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Excellent and Funny Film
28 February 2005 | by ScrugulusSee all my reviews

This is a very nice funny film about loyalty, friendship, dreams ... and Bingo - slightly sentimental, but not too much. I first saw this movie at the Mannheim-Heidelberg film-festival some years back, where the director described it as a "Welsh Psychic Bingo Movie"; which I guess sums it up rather well.

A girl tries to save her aging employer and his crumbling Bingo-hall from bankruptcy, against all odds. The only problem is that she doesn't know whom to trust ...

It may not be the most 'intellectual' film I've ever seen, but it is much more 'intelligent' than most films nowadays. The film creates a convincing small Welsh town atmosphere and is in this, I believe, superior to 'Plots with a View' and 'Undertaker's Paradise'. Considering the quite impressive cast, I think it goes without saying that all the actors perform brilliantly.

I was so enthusiastic about this film that I searched for a copy of it for over a year; I only could get it on DVD - and bought a DVD-player just for this film! This should show you how convinced I am of this film. I give it 9 out of 10.


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