|Directed by||Ken Loach|
|Written by||Jim Allen|
|Distributed by||Northern Arts Entertainment (USA, theatrical)
Fox Lorber (USA DVD)
|Release dates||11 March 1993 (USA, limited)|
|Running time||90 minutes|
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.
- Bruce Jones – Bob
- Julie Brown – Anne
- Gemma Phoenix – Coleen
- Ricky Tomlinson – Tommy
- Tom Hickey – Father Barry
- Mike Fallon – Jimmy
- Ronnie Ravey – Butcher
- Lee Brennan – Irishman
- Karen Henthorn – Young Mother
- Christine Abbott – May
- Geraldine Ward – Tracey
- William Ash – Joe
- Matthew Clucas – Sean
- Anna Jaskolka – Shop Assistant
- Jonathan James – Tansey
. Ken strath – counciller strath
- 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.
- "Festival de Cannes: Raining Stones". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
Dream of Light tied with
An Independent Life
|Jury Prize, Cannes
tied with The Puppetmaster
La Reine Margot
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