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Bob's Weekend (1996)

Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.

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Jevon O'Neill
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Bruce Jones ... Robert 'Bob' Askew
Mark Goodier Mark Goodier ... Gary Best (voice)
James Chambers James Chambers ... Albert Broadbent / Heist Gang Member #3 (voice)
Anna Jaskolka Anna Jaskolka ... Brenda Askew
Stacey Heywood Stacey Heywood ... Kimberley
Samia Longchambon ... Kimberley's friend (as Samia Ghadie)
Ricky Tomlinson ... Jack
Alan Hulse Alan Hulse ... Des
Billy Boden Billy Boden ... Ste
Brian Glover ... The Boss
Mandy Hestor Mandy Hestor ... Sheila (as Mandy Hester)
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... Colin
Charlotte Jones Charlotte Jones ... Angela
Michelle Myers Michelle Myers ... Kirsty
Tommy Eytle Tommy Eytle ... Frances
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Robert Askew goes to Blackpool to prepare an extraordinary end to his extra ordinary life. But this is no ordinary weekend and a succession of magical events conspire to turn a journey of despair into a voyage of discovery.

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 August 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob hétvégéje See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Erinfilm See more »
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CORONATION STREET Viewers Will Love This
27 August 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

It`s often a dangerous sign when a Brit flick opens with a scene featuring an actor who`s famous for a role in a soap opera . Does anyone remember that gawd awful movie THE WEDDING TACKLE that had Leslie Grantham from EASTENDERS in it ? Boy that was a really rank movie , so when BOB`S WEEKEND opening scene had Bruce Jones ( Les Battersby from CORONATION STREET ) alarm bells started ringing in my head , a situation not helped when moments later another CORONATION STREET regular ( Samia Ghadie ) appeared in a walk on role . It`s also impossible to think of Jones as anyone except Les from CORONATION STREET since being type cast as a regular character from a famous soap does tend to kill off an actors career

Despite this BOB`S WEEKEND works because it`s like watching a slightly grittier version of CORONATION STREET and it`s very easy to recommend this movie to fans of the soap . Bob is almost a clone of Les as eternal failure seems to heap up upon him . There`s a scene with Jones and Brian Glover that could have come from a classic episode of the Manchester soap opera followed by a scene that could have easily featured Janice Battersby and a " taxi driver " , with darkly comic scenes coming by the bucketload

I`m not a fan of soap operas but if you like CORONATION STREET you`ll enjoy this Brit flick .


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