The Chain (1985)





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The Chain is linked by a series of moves. As one couple moves out of their current residence to live in posher quarters, another moves in, and so it goes all the way up to the lavish mansioned owned by self-made millionaire Leo McKern. The cycle starts all over again when McKern, wishing to be closer to his roots, returns to the working-class neighborhood whence he came. Each move is wryly commented upon by the team of professional movers headed by Warren Mitchell. The enormously gifted British cast includes Billie Whitelaw, Nigel Hawthorne, Maurice Denham, Denis Lawson, Phyllis Logan, and David Troughton. This multistoried seriocomedy is at its best a fond throwback to the Ealing films of the 1950s. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Rita Wolf
as Carrie
Maurice Denham
as Grandpa
Nigel Hawthorne
as Mr. Thorn
Billie Whitelaw
as Mrs. Andreos
Judy Parfitt
as Deidre
Leo McKern
as Thomas
Phyllis Logan
as Alison
Anna Massey
as Betty
Mark Dignam
as Ambrose
Bob Holness
as Newsreader
Paddy Joyce
as Carpet Layer
Jade Magrid
as Tasha
Michael Mulkerrin
as Clampsman
Alex Tetteh-Lartey
as Edgar the Neighbour
Bill Thomas
as Postman
James Coyle
as 2nd Removal Man
Charlotte Long
as Rosemary
Carmen Munroe
as Des's Mum
Ben Onwukwe
as 1st Removal Man
Ron Pember
as Stan
George Rossi
as 3rd Removal Man
John Rowe
as Alex
Patsy Smart
as Old Lady
Robin Summers
as Policeman
Gary Waldhorn
as Tornado
Anne Tirard
as Homeless Old Lady
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