The James Gang


1h 39m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Bernadette is leaving Edinburgh fast, headed for London with her kids to stay with her brother-in-law Frank James. She is searching for her husband Spendlove who abandoned them; when she finds him, Frank offers him cash to take the brood back to Scotland. Spendlove's mind is quickly made up for him

Film Details

Also Known As
James Gang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Bbc Films; Mcdonald & Rutter; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Revolution Films
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Cinemien; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax International; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Bernadette is leaving Edinburgh fast, headed for London with her kids to stay with her brother-in-law Frank James. She is searching for her husband Spendlove who abandoned them; when she finds him, Frank offers him cash to take the brood back to Scotland. Spendlove's mind is quickly made up for him when Beradette pulls off a smash-and-grab at a jewelry store, forcing the group out of town tailed by an obsessed cop, Detective Julia Armstrong. While at a roadside diner on the way out of town, their car is stolen by another group of thieves forcing Bernadette to take control of her wise-cracking kids and her deadbeat husband.

Crew

Cast Of "the James Gang"

Song Performer

Howard Arundel

Assistant Director

Peter Avery

Scenic Artist

Gini Ball

String Player (Brilliant Strings)

Gini Ball

Other

Guy Bensley

Editor

Jane Biro

Production Coordinator

Steven Borgovini

Song ("The Fun Lovin' Criminal")

Campbell Buchan

Scenic Artist

Bernard Butler

Song Performer ("You'Ll Lose A Good Thing")

Bernard Butler

Song/Song Performer ("Yes")

Bernard Butler

Music

Murray Callander

Song ("The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde")

Peter Callander

Song ("The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde")

Simon Chambers

Pilot (2nd Unit) (Barra)

Edwyn Collins

Song Performer ("The Magic Piper")

Edwyn Collins

Song

Roger Cook

Song ("Something Gotten Hold Of My Heart")

Matthew Corbett

Song

Matthew Corbett

Song Performer ("Sooty & Co")

Janet E Cuddy

Executive In Charge Of Production (Paragon)

Emma Davie

Publicity (Mcdonald & Rutter)

Julie Davies

3rd Assistant Director

Jenny Dyer

Set Decorator

Andrew Eaton

Other

Andrew Eaton

Producer

Michael Edwards

Scenic Artist

Bruce Gallup

Head Scenic Artist

Roger Greenaway

Song ("Something Gotten Hold Of My Heart")

Pamela Haddock

Hairdresser

John Hannah

Song Performer ("Somethings Gotten Hold Of My Heart"), Song Performer ("The Ballad Of Bonnie & Clyde")

Mary Margaret Hara

Song Performer ("To Cry About")

Mary Margaret Hara

Song

Stuart Hepburn

Screenwriter

Sally Herbert Stephenson

String Player (Brilliant Strings)

Richard Hiscott

Footsteps Editor

Daf Hobson

Camera Operator (2nd Unit) (Barra)

Daf Hobson

Director Of Photography

Alistair Hopkins

Post-Production Supervisor

Jon Howe

3rd Assistant Director

Stephen Howell

Scenic Artist

Pam Humphries

Script Supervisor

Jackie Hutson

Scenic Artist

Simone Ireland

Casting

Gareth Jones

Executive Producer

Louis Kramer

Sound Mixer (2nd Unit) (Barra)

John Krausa

Costume Designer

Chris Lee

Location Unit Manager

Paul Lee

Other

Sarah Lee

Location Manager

Brian Leiser

Song ("The Fun Lovin' Criminal")

Dominic Lester

Re-Recording Mixer

Christine Maclean

Production Executive (Bbc Scotland)

John Markwell

Speicial Effects Coordinator

David Mcalmont

Song Performer ("You'Ll Love A Good Thing")

David Mcalmont

Song/Song Performer ("Yes")

Gerard Mccann

Sound Editor

Gareth Milne

Stunt Coordinator

Sheila Fraser Milne

Associate Producer

Amanda Moore

Post-Production Coordinator

Hugh Morgan

Song ("The Fun Lovin' Criminal")

Ennio Morricone

Song ("The Man With The Harmonica")

Bryan Moses

Location Unit Manager (Wales)

Derek Norman

Sound Mixer

Alice Normington

Production Designer

Robin O'donoghue

Re-Recording Mixer

Dolores O'riordan

Song ("No Need To Argue")

Claire Orsler

String Player (Brilliant Strings)

Vanessa Pereira

Casting

Jocelyn Pook

String Player (Brilliant Strings)

John Powers

Song ("I'M So Lonely (Calling You Back)")

Stuart Renfrew

Assistant Director

Nicola Richardson

Titles Camera

Peter Robinson

Steadicam Operator

Jan Roldanus

Development Executive (Handmade Films)

Ben Seresin

Director Of Photography

Philip Sindall

Camera Operator (2nd Unit) (London)

Jon Slan

Executive Producer

Michael Prestwood Smith

Adr Mixer

Michael Prestwood Smith

Foley Mixer

Mark Tanner

Art Director

David M. Thompson

Executive Producer

Alf Tramontin

Steadicam Operator

Martin Trevis

Sound Mixer (2nd Unit) (London)

Alaric Whalley

Scenic Artist

John Whalley

Scenic Artist

Steve White

Drums/Percussion (Brilliant Strings)

David Wiffen

Song ("Lost My Driving Wheel")

Jon Williams

Assistant Director

Mike Wood

Dialogue Editor

Film Details

Also Known As
James Gang
MPAA Rating
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Bbc Films; Mcdonald & Rutter; Peter Govey Film Opticals; Revolution Films
Distribution Company
Abc Distribution; Cinemien; Lucky Red; MIRAMAX; Miramax International; Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Location
Wales, United Kingdom; London, England, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States August 1997

Released in United States November 1997

Released in United States October 1997

Released in United States September 1997

Shown at Dinard British Film Festival in France (in competition) October 2-5, 1997.

Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.

Shown at Festival of Films D'Auteur in Belgrade, Serbia November 20-27, 1997.

Shown at London Film Festival (British Cinema) November 6-23, 1997.

Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1997.

Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.

Feature film directorial debut for Mike Barker.

Began shooting November 6, 1996.

Completed shooting December 19, 1996.

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Montreal World Film Festival (in competition) August 22 - September 2, 1997.)

Released in United States August 1997 (Shown at Edinburgh International Film Festival August 10-24, 1997.)

Released in United States September 1997 (Shown at Toronto International Film Festival September 4-13, 1997.)

Released in United States October 1997 (Shown at Dinard British Film Festival in France (in competition) October 2-5, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at Festival of Films D'Auteur in Belgrade, Serbia November 20-27, 1997.)

Released in United States November 1997 (Shown at London Film Festival (British Cinema) November 6-23, 1997.)