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Looks and Smiles (1981)

6 09/12/1981 (CA) Drama 1h 44m
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Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two weeks gets his check from the dole. There are no jobs. His best mate Alan joins the army to fix tanks and is sent to Belfast to quell Catholics. At a disco, Mick meets Karen, who works at a shoe shop and lives with her recently-separated mom. Karen misses her dad. She offers Mick emotional stability and a route to adulthood; Alan pitches the army. Does Mick have a future?

  1. Ken Loach


  2. Barry Hines


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  1. Graham Green

    Michael 'Mick' Walsh

  2. Carolyn Nicholson

    Karen Lodge

  3. Tony Pitts

    Tony Pitts

    Alan Wright

  4. Roy Haywood


  5. Phil Askham

    Mr Walsh

  6. Pam Darrell

    Mrs Walsh

  7. Tracey Goodlad


  8. Patti Nicholls

    Mrs Wright

  9. Cilla Mason

    Mrs Lodge

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Looks and Smiles

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Original Language English

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