During the pre-Thatcher Seventies, British filmmaker Mike Leigh (NAKED) honed his skills creating a number of small films for television, several of which were released to US home video in 1994. One of the weaker entries, THE KISS OF DEATH, which originally aired in 1977, is a realist
study of a rather unattractive group of young, working-class Britons.
In Manchester, apprentice undertaker Trevor (David Threlfall) tags along with his mate Ronnie (John Wheatley), much to the annoyance of Ronnie's girlfriend Sandra (Angela Curran). Trevor's a tall, gangling youth with a stiff, zombie-like walk, a stupid grin, and a nervous laugh. Hoping to get
rid of him, Sandr...