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Comrades (1986)

The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages.

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Bill Douglas

Writer:

Bill Douglas
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Cast

Credited cast:
Keith Allen ... James Hammett
Dave Atkins Dave Atkins ... Mr. Frampton's Foreman
Stephen Bateman Stephen Bateman ... Old Tom Stanfield
Katy Behean Katy Behean ... Sarah Loveless
Shane Briant ... Lieutenant Mann
Mark Brown Mark Brown ... Legg
Michael Clark Michael Clark ... Sailor
Lynette Curran ... Prostitute
Joanna David ... Mrs. Frampton
Phil Davis ... Young Stanfield (as Philip Davis)
Arthur Dignam Arthur Dignam ... Fop
Patrick Field Patrick Field ... John Hammett
Jeremy Flynn Jeremy Flynn ... Brine
James Fox ... Norfolk
William Gaminara ... James Loveless
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The story of "The Tolpuddle Martyrs". A group of 19th century English farm labourers who formed one of the first trade unions and started a campaign to receive fair wages. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | History

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 August 1987 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Camaradas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The part of the traitor Legg was to have been played by Stephen Archibald, who played Jamie in the Bill Douglas Trilogy, but he was in jail at the time this movie was shot. See more »

Goofs

The action is set in the 1830s, but the Lanternist's magic lantern dates from the 1860s. See more »

Quotes

Vicar: It behoves us to accept our lot in life and to work for our reward.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the film, information about what happened to the six Martyrs appears onscreen in the style of a magic-lantern show. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive a PG certificate a 3 second cut was made to UK cinema and video versions during a scene hinting at oral sex between McCallum and his dog. The cut was waived for the 15-rated BFI DVD release in 2009. See more »

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Outraged!
9 January 2004 | by norlollSee all my reviews

WHY ISN't THIS FANTASTIC FILM AVAILABLE on vid or DVD?? That is my message - mainly intended for whoever holds the rights...

Btw - for those who are interested in pre-cinema stuff - Bill Douglas had a massive collection of pre-cinema artifacts (much referred to in this film) which are now housed at the Bill Douglas Center at the University of Exeter.


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