Virgin of Liverpool
Joanne Conlon's local church are replacing their statue of the Virgin Mary. Joanne is appalled as her grandmother claims she once saw this statue cry. She takes the Madonna home. But her father, Frank, has just been sacked. Joanne's mother, Sylvia becomes an instant success as a bingo caller, but Frank is furious - shouldn't he be the breadwinner?
Joanne's Aunt Doreen places the statue inside her chip shop. That evening the statue cries once more. Now people come from miles to see the miracle! The local priest offers to take the statue back home. It doesn't stay in the church long. When the back of the statue's head comes off a sponge falls out. Doreen had 'encouraged' the Virgin to cry so she could sell more chips!
Sylvia is offered a singing assignment, but Frank forbids it. His anger and jealousy boil over. He throws the statue into the Mersey. Sylvia jumps in after it. Frank jumps in to save his wife, forgetting he can't swim. Husband, wife and mother of God are all saved by emergency helicopter.
Joanne finds the perfect home for the icon, on the grave of her grandmother. As the Virgin stands on the grave the icon starts to cry - all by herself!
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 35mm, Fuji
- Lee Donaldson 1st Feature
- Hanno Huth, Benjamin Herrmann
- Kristina Hetherington
- Gil Brailey
- Director of Photography
- Jakob Ihre
- Tommy Hair
- Dave Hughes
- Principal Cast
- Ricky Tomlinson, Imelda Staunton, Johnny Vegas
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Last updated 16th February 2006