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That Sinking Feeling

Rating:PG
Genre:Comedy
Release Date:February 15, 1984
Running time:93 minutes
Cast:Tom Mannion, Eddie Burt, Richard Demarco, Alex Mackenzie, Margaret Adams
Director:Bill Forsyth
Writer:Bill Forsyth

Description: Bill Forsyth displays some of the fey quirkiness that would distinguish his later, better-known directorial efforts in 1979's That Sinking Feeling. The film details the misadventures of four aimless Scottish youths, who impulsively steal a shipment of stainless-steel sinks. Once they've made off with their booty, the boys have quite a time unloading it on prospective buyers. Much of the humor is verbal, which can be a trial for viewers unwilling to decipher the cast's thick Glasgow accents. That Sinking Feeling was released in the U.S. only after the success of Forsyth's 1980s efforts Gregory's Girl and Local Hero.~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide

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