Raining Stones

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Raining Stones
Raining Stones FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Ken Loach
Written by Jim Allen
Starring Bruce Jones
Cinematography Barry Ackroyd
Distributed by Northern Arts Entertainment (USA, theatrical)
Fox Lorber (USA DVD)
Release dates 11 March 1993 (USA, limited)
Running time 90 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Raining Stones is a 1993 film directed by Ken Loach and starring Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Ricky Tomlinson, Tom Hickey and Gemma Phoenix. It tells the story of a man who cannot afford to buy his daughter a First Communion dress, and makes disastrous choices in trying to raise the money. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Cast[edit]

. Ken strath – counciller strath

Reception[edit]

The film has been given universal critical acclaim and holds a rating of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. It won the prestigious Grand Prix of the Belgian Syndicate of Cinema Critics.

Filming locations[edit]

  • Raining Stones was shot in and around the Langley Estate, an area of Middleton in the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
  • Bob Williams' flat – as well as the butcher's shop in the opening scenes – were located opposite the junction of Wood Street and Windemere Road.
  • The pub from the carpark of which Bob's Transit van was stolen was The Falcon, located on the corner of Threlkeld Road and Bowness Road. The Falcon has since been demolished and the site remains undeveloped as of 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Raining Stones". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 

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