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UK: Icon Film Distribution
Cast: Lee Evans, Kathy Burke, Linda Bassett, Eric Byrne, Terri Dumont, Frank Finlay, Lennie James, Jack Shepherd, Mark Strong, Lloyd Harvey, Tameka Empson, Paddy Considine, Ronnie Fox, Alison Egan, Owen Brenman
Director: Tony Grounds
UK: 86 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language
UK Release Date: 14 September 2001
The Martins are the family from Hell. Robert Martin (Lee Evans) is an unemployed dreamer. He spends his life hoping to win competitions in order to give his wife and children all the things they deserve. Angie (Kathy Burke), Robert's adoring long-suffering wife, just wants Robert to face reality. She doesn't want them to be the family people cross the street to avoid. Their two children are Katie (Terri Dumont), their heavily pregnant 14 year-old and angelic Little Bob (Eric Byrne), their 18 year-old son who worships his well meaning but slightly unhinged dad. Then there's Angie's mum Anthea (Linda Bassett) who never tires of telling her unusual son-in-law exactly what she thinks of him. One day when Robert discovers that he has NOT won yet anotherdream family hjoliday of a lifetime, he decides to take matters into his own hands and steal one!
From the makers of KEVIN & PERRY GO LARGE and BILLY ELLIOT, THE MARTINS is an Icon Entertainment presentation of a Tiger Aspect Pictures and Icon Productions film, presented in association with the Isle of Man Film Commission. Starring Lee Evans, Kathy Burke and Linda Bassett. Introducing Eric Byrne as Little Bob and Terri Dumont as Katie. Written and directed by Tony Grounds. Produced by Greg Brennan, Dixie Linder and Bruce Davey. Executive Producers are Peter Bennett-Jones, Paul Tucker, Ralph Kamp and Steve Christian.