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No Surrender (1985)

No Surrender

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A moribund nightclub on the fringes of Liverpool's sprawl is the primary setting for this frenetic, dark, and confusing comedy done in a heavy regional "dialect" by director Peter Smith. Set on New Year's Eve, the film chronicles the rivalry between elderly Irish Catholic and Protestant attendees at a party held in a gritty pub in Liverpool. Mixed in with the warring oldsters are some shady types such as Billy the Beast, the killer of an Ulster terrorist. The club's new manager has a talent for dealing with mayhem and violence, but his first challenge lies in handling the punk rock band perversely scheduled to entertain the oldsters by the disgruntled former manager. After that challenge, he is faced with a magician on the verge of a nervous breakdown and other kinds of chaos that tear through the place. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
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Cast

Avis Bunnage
as Martha Gorman
J.G. Devlin
as George Gorman
James Ellis
as Paddy Burke
Tom Georgeson
as Mr. Ross
Bernard Hill
as Bernard
Ray McAnally
as Billy McRacken
Richard Alexander
as Smoking Kid
Pamela Austin
as Organist
Ina Clough
as The Infirm
Paul Codman
as Member of Rock Group
Paul Connor
as The Infirm
James Culshaw
as Gorman's Cab Driver
David F. Doyle
as Ulster Boy
Lovette Edwards
as The Infirm
Gerry Fogarty
as Mustached Veteran
Harry Goodier
as Cleanshaven Vetran
Eric Granville
as Donald Duck
Robert Hamilton
as Special Branch Offic...
Ian Hart
as Uncertain Menace
Gerard Hely
as Senior Policeman
Ken Jones
as Ronny
Joey Kaye
as Driver Catholic Part...
Vera Kelly
as The Infirm
Phil Kernot
as Stan Laurel
Al Kossy
as Bobby
Johnny Mallon
as French Onion Seller
Joe McGann
as Policeman
Mark McGann
as Rock Group Leader
Bill Moores
as Quasimodo
Doc O'Brien
as Driver Protestant Pa...
Helen Rhodes
as The Infirm
Linus Roache
as Ulster Boy
Tony Rohr
as McCarthur
Tommy Ryan
as Vetran
Tony Scoggo
as Cold Eyes
Mabel Seward
as Waitress
Mark Starke
as Rock Group
Frank Vincent
as Policeman
Gery White
as Driver for Infirm Pa...
Dean Williams
as Real Menace
Peter Wilson
as Comedian's Boy Frien...
Michael Ripper
as Tony Bonaparte
Joan Turner
as Superwoman
Elvis Costello
as Rosco de Ville
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