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The Martins (2001)

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant ... See full summary »

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Tony Grounds

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Tony Grounds
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Evans ... Robert Martin
Eric Byrne Eric Byrne ... Little Bob
Lloyd Harvey Lloyd Harvey ... Security Guard
Kathy Burke ... Angie Martin
Terri Dumont Terri Dumont ... Katie
Tameka Empson Tameka Empson ... Mo
Paddy Considine ... Hatfield Recorder Editor
Ronnie Fox Ronnie Fox ... Traffic Warden
Mark Strong ... Doug
Alison Egan Alison Egan ... Jan
Linda Bassett ... Anthea
Owen Brenman ... Teacher
Oscar Grounds Oscar Grounds ... Pupil
Mel Claus Crawford Mel Claus Crawford ... Woman at Children's Party (as Mel Claus)
Ray Winstone ... Mr. Marvel
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Storyline

Out of work, scrounger Robert Martin lives with his dysfunctional family - long suffering wife accident prone son and pregnant teenage daughter in a shabby house next door to a giant shopping center in the London suburbs. The Martins are the family from hell! Robert dreams if winning a dream holiday for his family, and when he fails to win yet another competition he flips, out tracks down the elderly winners, ties them up in the cellar and steals their tickets! Written by Chrissoda100

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Contaminating A Cinema Near You See more »

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Comedy

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Official Sites:

Tiger Aspect Pictures

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Tosspot See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£310,600 (United Kingdom), 16 September 2001, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally, the title of this film was to be "Tosspot". See more »

Goofs

When Robert and Ange are sitting on the rock out at sea, talking, how far Robert's jacket is zipped up changes in each shot. See more »

Connections

References Titanic (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Game of Love
Written by Clint Ballard Jr.
Performed by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders
Courtesy of Mercury Records (London) Ltd.
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A wasted opportunity
2 April 2002 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

The set-up and concept for this comedy flick,as well as the user-friendly running time of just 83 minutes,looked set to be rib-tickling.Sadly however,the directorial debut of Tony Grounds is a huge disappointment,with very few laughs and very unbelievable performances.It could have been great.Sadly,it is anything but.**


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