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Vacuuming Completely Nude in Paradise (2001)

Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose methods are rather rude; his sole target is to be the best salesman in his team and to ... See full summary »

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

Jim Cartwright
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Cast

Credited cast:
Timothy Spall ... Tommy Rag
Michael Begley Michael Begley ... Pete
Katy Cavanagh-Jupe ... Sheila (as Katy Cavanagh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caroline Ashley Caroline Ashley ... Uki
Alice Barry Alice Barry ... Lorna
Terry Barry Terry Barry ... Ted
Julie Brown ... Receptionist
James Cartwright ... De Kid
Lorraine Cheshire Lorraine Cheshire ... Hot Pot
Keith Clifford ... Sidney
David Crellin ... Mr. Ron
James Foster James Foster ... Porter
Sandra Gough Sandra Gough ... Spaniard
Marvin Henriques Marvin Henriques ... Tony
Renny Krupinski ... Pockmark
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Pete has recently got a new job as a vacuum cleaner salesman. His mentor is the veteran Tommy, whose methods are rather rude; his sole target is to be the best salesman in his team and to receive the "Golden Hoover". Their temperaments are quite different and the apprentice days turn wilder and wilder. Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Your next sale may be your last!

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Goofs

Near the beginning, the chap with the glass eye proudly announces "Look at me, I made it. And I've got a glass eye". Both eyes then swivel to look at Pete, then away, showing us that it is a contact lens. See more »

Quotes

Pete: The lady downstairs has collapsed - in there! She's in there all... collapsed! And then, there was fire, and I'm puttin' it out. I kicked a door. Oh god, I didn't know! She's still lying there! She's in there, dead, dead I tell ya! Sheila's gone. Oh, Sheila left me. I was in the street, I went in there
[Pete points to the old lady's room]
Pete: , you came; I don't know what's happening. Say something.
Tommy Rag: Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Say it.
Pete: No!
Tommy Rag: Go on! Say it! Docious-ali-expi-fragilistic-ali-super...
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Peace Train
(uncredited)
Written by Cat Stevens
Performed by Dolly Parton
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Timothy Spall steals the show
22 August 2005 | by stuart_mcmillenSee all my reviews

This very different story about salesmen selling vacuum cleaners is dominated by the impressive talents of Timothy Spall as the character Tommy Rag. Spall is absolutely hilarious at the start of the movie as the loud, repulsive Tommy who shows rookie salesman Pete (Michael Begley) the ins and outs of the art of selling people things they don't need or want. Tommy's extreme behaviour (perhaps best displayed in his erratic, abusive driving) is a real treat to watch, almost as if the part was written for Timothy Spall's acting.

Unfortunately, the entertainment value of the film lulled a bit during the middle and end, as the film's characters' circumstances changed and a darker tone was taken. This in itself isn't a bad thing in a movie, but I just found the final two-thirds of the movie didn't match the very funny and entertaining first third.

3 stars/5


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2001 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Att dammsuga helnäck i paradiset See more »

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