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Weighed in - The Story of The Mumper

Synopsis

It is 1985. Thatcher is in power, Sade is on the radio and the print workers have gone on strike. But nothing will ever put a dampener on a group of close friends that meet every Sunday in their regular South London pub for alcohol and free flowing banter of the highest order. It is at one of these sessions that a man approaches their table and asks the most intriguing question.

Does anyone want to buy a racehorse?

From that simple but surreal question unfolds the story of The Mumper. Set against the backdrop of a changing way of life as Rupert Murdoch moves the printing of his newspapers from the traditions of Fleet Street to the computers of Wapping, this is a tale of seven firm friends, spanning three generations, who embark on a unique journey that eventually leads them to gamble all of their savings and redundancy money on a single race.

Details

Year
2011
Type of film
Features
Director
Sacha Bennett
Producer
Tony Humphreys, Terry Stone
Editor
Kate Evans
Screenwriter
Nigel Smith
Director of Photography
Nic Lawson
Production Designer
Matthew Button
Sound
Malcolm Davies
Principal Cast
Bob Hoskins, Phil Davis, Jenny Agutter, Calum McNab, Adam Deacon, Emily Atack, Rita Tushingham, Dudley Sutton, Perry Benson, Jason Maza

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Production Company

Tony Humphreys
Talent Films
13-19 Vine Hill
London EC1R 5DW
UK

T +44 (0)20 7822 3900
F +44 (0)20 7822 3949

tony.humphreys@talentfilms.co.uk
http://www.talentfilms.co.uk

Terry Stone
Gateway Films
8 Broadstone Place
London W1U 7EP
UK

T +44 (0)20 7535 5781

terry.stone@gateway-films.com
http://www.gateway-films.com

Bob Benton
Bob & Co
8 Broadstone Place
London
W1U 7EP

T +44 (0)207 535 5185

info@bobandco.co.uk
http://www.bobandco.co.uk