Weighed in - The Story of The Mumper
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.
- Type of film
- Sacha Bennett
- Tony Humphreys, Terry Stone
- Kate Evans
- Nigel Smith
- Director of Photography
- Nic Lawson
- Production Designer
- Matthew Button
- 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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Last updated 4th February 2011