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The Wedding Tackle

Synopsis

Keen flyer Nigel Horne met ex-fighter pilot Rami Dvir when he was flying at Hull airport and discovered they had another interest in common -- film-making.



Horne was writing screenplays, while Dvir had already made a short, Memento Mori. The pair started developing ideas together and drew on their airborne experience to put on a one-act play about the disappearance of a jet at the Bristol Old Vic drama school.



The play, Broken Skies, developed into a screenplay, which the two are currently trying to get off the ground. In the meantime, Horne began work on a film that was less ambitious, budget-wise. He came up with a story set around a pub crawl and the result is The Wedding Tackle, a comedy love story set over the course of an all-day stag party.



Reluctant groom Hal (James Purefoy), his bride-to-be Vinni (Susan Vidler) and their friends get caught up in a series of schemes when Hal has a change of heart. Adrian Dunbar plays swimming coach Mr Mac, recruited by Hal to seduce his fiancee and give him an excuse to call the wedding off, while Tony Slattery is Hal's sexually frustrated cartoonist friend Little Ted, who himself has a crush on Vinni. Providing the soundtrack are British hits from the 1960s.



Dvir and Horne are developing two other scripts besides air drama Broken Skies: a thriller called Bloodstone and a road movie, E Is For England, which is being co-produced with Dreamwords-Foxxy Films. The Wedding Tackle is released in the UK on August 11 through Ratpack Films.

Details

Year
2000
Type of film
Features
Director
Rami Dvir
Music
Charles Hodgkinson, Kirk Zavieh
Dir
Rami Dvir.
Exec prod
Dom Horne.
Prod/scr
Nigel Horne.
DoP
Shelley Hirst.
Prod des
Sarah Beaman.
Eds
Matthew Tabern,
Main cast
Adrian Dunbar, James Purefoy, Tony Slattery, Neil Stuke, Leslie Grantham, Victoria Smurfit, Susan Vidler, Amanda Redman.
Budget
£1m.
Funding
Private sources.

Genre

Production Company

VIKING FILMS
41 Moorhouse Road
London W2 5DH
Tel/fax: (44) 20 7221 9173
E-mail: vikingfilms@mcmail.com

Sales
Company

Kevin Williams Associates
(34) 91 388 5355
Territories sold: UK