There's No Business... (1994 film)
|There's No Business...|
|Directed by||Kevin Molony|
|Produced by||Claudia Lloyd|
|Written by||Rowland Rivron|
|Music by||Simon Brint|
|Edited by||Piers Douglas|
There's No Business... is a 1994 British partially improvised comedy film directed by Kevin Molony and produced by Claudia Lloyd for Prospect Pictures.
It stars Raw Sex (Simon Brint and Rowland Rivron) as Ken Bishop and his stepson Duane, and Lee Cornes as their musical agent Dickie Valentino, in their attempt to remake a track by Ken's old band, 'The Nice Twelve' for a TV advert for 'Pinkies', a brand of kitchen gloves made by Mort Clayton (Mac McDonald). Alexander Armstrong (Tim) and Sam Graham (Fergus) work for the fictional advertising agency Sprote and Sprote.
The film takes its name from the 1954 film There's No Business Like Show Business which itself borrowed the 1946 song of the same name by Irving Berlin, written for the musical Annie Get Your Gun.
Cast (in order of appearance)
|Luke Hartley Scott||as Boy|
|Rowland Rivron||as Duane Bishop|
|Simon Brint||as Kenworth "Ken" Bishop|
|Alana Carlucci||as Receptionist|
|Alexander Armstrong||as Tim|
|Sam Graham||as Fergus|
|Chris Palmer||as Crispian Sprote|
|Emma Longworth||as Ems|
|Mark Bannister||as Marcus|
|Mac McDonald||as Mort Clayton|
|Stephen Frost||as Reg Prince|
|Mark Benton||as Barman|
|Tilly Vosburgh||as Tilly|
|Lee Cornes||as Dickie Valentino|
|Mark Arden||as Johnny Blackpool|
|Paul Mark Elliott||as Bernie Cosmos|
|Arnold Brown||as Himself|
|Ian Hill||as Accordionist|
|Jan Prince||as Trudi|
|Henry House||as Spider Bishop|
|Jonathan Ross||as Himself|
|Sylvia Grant||as Shopper|
|Penny Smith||as Herself|
Jools Holland (piano) and Gilson Lavis (drums) are uncredited members of the band. Costume design was by Penny McDonald (as Penny Beard)
The film was released in 1994.
Interior locations in London include The Lord Clyde pub on Essex Road, Islington and the Rivoli Ballroom in Crofton Park. Exterior shots include the Carlton Cinema, also on Essex Road; the Imperial War Museum; Lambeth Palace; and Lambeth North tube station.
At the start of the film Ken rides a Panther Model 100 600cc motorcycle with Duane (plus bongos and keyboard) in the sidecar. Dickie Valentino is erratically driven around in a Mark IV Ford Cortina by Johnny Blackpool. Ken travels on a Piccadilly line 1973 Underground train in original livery. During the final credits, Ken and Duane hop on a number 159 AEC Routemaster bus. The Routemaster's final scheduled journey was on the 159 route in December 2005.
The film has had very few critical reviews. It has no entry on Rotten Tomatoes. Andrew O'Neill opens a brief appreciation with the words "No one knows about this film, and that's a fucking tragedy." Rivron and Brint's film "includes pretty much every one of the under-appreciated acts from the first wave of alternative comedy." Brint wrote "music for pretty much every comedy show in the '80s and '90s, but here he is piss-funny as the understated keyboardist and bandleader Ken Bishop."
- The Oblivion Boys
- "Kevin Molony". BFI. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- Claudia Lloyd on IMDb
- "Piers Douglas". BFI. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- "Kevin Molony Writer/Director". Film The Magazine. Film Festival International in conjunction with Madrid & Tenerife IFF 2015 (3): 33. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- Penny McDonald on IMDb
- "ABC Cinema, 161-169 Essex Road, London". Cinema Treasures. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- With front fork tubes and a rear swingarm (or possibly a Model 120)
- "Routemaster makes final journey". BBC News. 9 December 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- O'Neill, Andrew (18 August 2014). "No one knows about this – and that's a tragedy". Chortle. Retrieved 30 November 2019.
- The Lord Clyde's website
- There's No Business on Imdb
- There's No Business... Complete film on Youtube
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