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Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (1987)

This biting social/sexual satire was from the same team responsible for My Beautiful Laundrette (1986).

Sammy (Ayub Khan-Din) and Rosie (Frances Barber) are a hip and unconventional middle-class London married couple. They live in the midst of Thatcherite inner-city chaos, surround themselves with intellectual street people, and sleep with everybody – except each other.

Things become interesting when Sammy’s father, Rafi (Shashi Kapoor), who is a former Pakistani government minister, comes to London (where he lived as a youth) to retire.

Roland Gift from Fine Young Cannibals proves himself as good an actor as he was a singer.

Rafi Rahman
Shashi Kapoor
Sammy
Ayub Khan-Din
Rosie Hobbs
Frances Barber
Alice
Claire Bloom
Danny “Victoria”
Roland Gift
Anna
Wendy Gazelle
Vivia
Suzette Llewellyn
Rani
Meera Syal
Ghost
Badi Uzzaman
Bridget
Tessa Wojtczak
Eva
Emer Gillespie
Margy
Lesley Manville

Director
Stephen Frears