The Slab Boys


1h 37m 1997

Brief Synopsis

Set in the working-class suburb of Paisley, near Glasgow, during 1957, the film follows the high and low points in the lives of a group of fledgling artists who work in a "slab room" and grind colors for the paint used by carpet designers. Phil dreams of going to art school, Spanky wants to go to A

Film Details

Also Known As
Slab Boys
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Glasgow Film Fund; Mcdonald & Rutter
Distribution Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Set in the working-class suburb of Paisley, near Glasgow, during 1957, the film follows the high and low points in the lives of a group of fledgling artists who work in a "slab room" and grind colors for the paint used by carpet designers. Phil dreams of going to art school, Spanky wants to go to America, and Hector dreams of Lucille who offers her affections to all the boys while dreaming of a singing career.

Film Details

Also Known As
Slab Boys
Release Date
1997
Production Company
Arts Council Of England National Lottery; Film4 Productions; Filmfour International; Glasgow Film Fund; Mcdonald & Rutter
Distribution Company
Channel 4; Channel Four Television; Film4 Productions
Location
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States May 1997

Released in United States August 1997

Shown at Filmfest Hamburg (Britain Swings) September 25 - October 2, 1997.

Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.

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

Project is based on the stage play which ran in the United Kingdom 1981-1982. In 1983 the play was produced in New York City with Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon in the cast.

Completed shooting September 6, 1996.

Began shooting July 1, 1996.

Released in United States 1997

Released in United States 1997 (Shown at Filmfest Hamburg (Britain Swings) September 25 - October 2, 1997.)

Released in United States May 1997 (Shown at the Cannes Film Festival (market) May 7-19, 1997.)

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