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My wife and I decided to have a weekend away from the kids, so we booked the Adelphi for two nights. I couldn't get to sleep, so went down to the bar at about 1am. Several guys in there who were filming the movie. They told me the story and had a nice session on the booze. I went back to bed about 5 am! I hope the filming wasn't ruined!

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This has really inspired me to watch the film again - and it’s on Amazon Prime :-)

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Another brilliant piece if writing, so many memories brought back,

Thank you

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Great read! Definitely had inspired me to watch again! Thank you!

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Great article. I’ll be watching the film again too!

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Brilliant read and will definitely watch the film again this weekend.

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Remember this film to this day, went to see it on the pictures, (in fact the only time I've seen it to date). Am I right in thinking that by the time the film came out Alexandra Pigg was well known, as she was appearing in Brookside at that time, and even if people never actually knew her name, they knew her face. Like a lot of films shot in Liverpool, I loved spotting the locations, and there were so many different ones in that film. I'm not so sure that they could remake that, or produce a similar film today, I doubt it would have the Subtlety, someone would no doubt decide that it had to be "realistic" so therefore, it would "have to" include loads of gratuitous swearing (just purely for the sake of it, not where the dialogue might suit the situation) and probably everyone would have to be "on something" because that's the way the clubs are these days. The film could have easily been a documentary, about two Scouse girls on a night out, it was that straightforward. Decent Cast as well, funny thing, but I could never take to seeing Margi Clarke in anything else, she seemed to come across as a fish out of water, and used her Scouse accent (which at times seemed very over exaggerated) as some kind of "Token Scouser" like someone who had never been here, or been born here but moved away, many many years before (Moan over).

Jack, Just to change the subject here, as a (former?) resident of Lark Lane, it might be worth getting back down there over the next day or so, There's an interesting community event taking place called "The World in one City" in which all the different communities from the Lodge Lane Area host a World Cup Tournament. I only saw a reference to it Via an Email I received for something connected with LFC, but I Immmediately thought it would be the kind of thing which is right up the Post's Street

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Gorgeous feature! Thank you Jack and Sophie x

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Funnily enough I only rewatched this about a month ago, and was pleasantly surprised how well it has stood up compared to lots of other 80s movies- the lack of budget means the focus has to be on the writing and acting. Is it true or an urban myth that Peter Firth and Alexandra Pigg married in real life?

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great articale loved the film seen it so many times this was the liverpool of when i grew up mid 70s through the the 80s living on the fringe of city centre we frequented a lot of places in the film and more hanging around the hipi tea rooms of matthew street before it exploded into what it is today keep them coming

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Love this article and loved the film. It’s been very interesting hearing how it came about and how working in Liverpool launched so many actors in their careers. Such a pool of talent we are. Thank you Jack and Sophie.

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