A funny and life enhancing comedy even though set against a background of deprivation. Life in a Yorkshire city holds no surprises for Rita and Sue. They regularly babysit for Bob and Michelle in an environment which offers comfort and cash, a striking contrast to their own lifestyle. Impressed by Bob’s flash car and worldly ways, the girls are smooth-talked into a sexual relationship that soon becomes very much a part of their lives.

Director Alan Clarke

Writer Andrea Dunbar

Cast Michelle Holmes, Siobhan Finneran, George Costigan

Producers Sanford Lieberson

Production Credits Oscar Lewenstein- Executive Producer, Patsy Pollock - Co-Producer, British Screen Productions, Channel Four Films, Umbrella Films

Alan Clarke

Festival Section Year Location
Bergamo Film Meeting
Cannes Film FestivalDirectors' Fortnight1987
New York Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival