Raining Stones

1993, Movie, NR, 90 mins

A bittersweet working-class comedy that resonates far beyond its immediate milieu, RAINING STONES may be Ken Loach's most approachable film and, ironically, his most slyly political.

Bob (Bruce Jones), wife Anne (Julie Brown), and daughter Coleen (Gemma Phoenix) live in Manchester, where jobs are scarce and Bob is reduced to sheep-rustling with best friend Tommy (Ricky Tomlinson) to make ends meet. Coleen's first Holy Communion is approaching and Bob can't afford to buy her a dress, so he embarks on some quick-money misadventures, often with Tommy in tow, which include drain-cleaning and robbing lawn turf from an absent homeowner. Bob's van is stolen and he bor...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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