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Once Upon a Time in the Midlands

Rating:R (for language)
Genre:Drama, Action/Adventure
Release Date:August 29, 2003
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Robert Carlyle, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke, Ricky Tomlinson, Shirley Henderson
Director:Shane Meadows
Producer:Andrea Calderwood
Writer:Shane Meadows, Paul Fraser
Distributor:Sony Pictures Classics

Description: Dek, a decent but somewhat dull man, enjoys a happy existence with beloved girlfriend Shirley. They live together with her 12-year-old, Marlene--her daughter by the sexy but delinquent Jimmy, who flew the coop years ago and hasn't been heard from since. Dek loves Shirley, so much, that he proposes to her on national television. Jimmy sees the TV proposal and returns to town convinced that he can try to win back his wife and daughter, however he faces formidable opposition from almost every side.

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