Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing

Andrew Fraser
Director: Hettie MacDonald Cast: Andrew Fraser
Andrew Fraser
, Linda Henry
Linda Henry
, Glen Berry
Glen Berry
Hettie MacDonald

DVD (Wide Screen)



In this alternately somber and witty coming-of-age drama, a pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood become aware of their homosexuality. Introspective Jamie (Glen Berry) is the son of Sandra (Linda Henry), a tough but warm-hearted barmaid who lives in a public housing block in a rough-and-tumble section of South London. Living a few doors away is Jamie's classmate Ste (Scott Neal), an athletic type who often has to take a beating from his hard-drinking father and hard-headed brother. One night, Jamie and Sandra discover that Ste has been kicked out of the apartment and has nowhere to spend the night; Jamie lets him stay at his place, and a casual closeness eventually stirs sexual feelings. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses, and once Jamie and Ste decide that they're attracted to each other, neither is sure just what to do. Tony (Ben Daniels), Sandra's boyfriend, doesn't know what to think about Jamie's new lifestyle. Meanwhile, Jamie and Ste are themselves a bit puzzled by their neighbor Leah (Tameka Empson), a teenager obsessed with the life and music of Mama Cass Elliott.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
UPC: 0043396009684
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Digitally mastered audio & anamorphic video; Widescreen; English Dolby Digital Stereo; Bonus trailers; Interactive menus; Scene selections

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Andrew Fraser Jayson
Linda Henry Sandra Gangel
Glen Berry Jamie Gangel
Julie Smith Gina
Jeillo Edwards Rose
Scott Neal Ste Pearce
Daniel Bowers Trevor Pearce
Ben Daniels Tony
Tameka Empson Leah
Ozdemir Mamodeally Slasher
Beth Goddard Brewery Official
Anna Karen Marlene
Marlene Sidaway Betty
Liane Ware Claire
Catherine Sanderson Kelly
Dave Lynn Drag Performer
Jonathan Harvey Wheelchair Queen
Meera Syal Miss Chauhan
Martin Walsh Mr Bennett
Steven M. Martin Ryan McBride
John Savage Lenny
Garry Cooper Ronnie Pearce
Terry Duggan Kevin
Sophie Stanton Louise
John Benfield Rodney Barr
Davyd Harries Brewery Official

Technical Credits
Hettie MacDonald Director
John Altman Score Composer,Songwriter
Kevin Brazier Sound Editor
Wayne Brooks Sound Editor
Don Fairservice Editor
Tony Garnett Producer
Victoria Goodall Asst. Director
Jonathan Harvey Screenwriter
James Imber Asst. Director
Elisa Johnson Makeup
Susie Liggat Asst. Director
John Midgley Sound/Sound Designer
Andy Pryor Casting
Chris Seager Cinematographer
Bill Shapter Producer
Chrysoula Sofitsi Art Director
Gail Stevens Casting
Mark Stevenson Production Designer
Pam Tait Costumes/Costume Designer
Jim Wilkinson Asst. Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Start [3:30]
2. Home Early [2:18]
3. "One Way Ticket" [2:33]
4. Funny Tummy Accident [1:38]
5. "What's That Bloody Noise?" [2:33]
6. Tony [:42]
7. Dinner With the Pearces [1:04]
8. "Age Is Just a Number" [1:57]
9. Leah & Slasher [3:09]
10. A Word With Mr. Barr [1:33]
11. Comforting Ste [1:50]
12. A Young Man's Fancy [3:07]
13. The Interview [:58]
14. "California Earthquake" [5:38]
15. A Lot Like His Dad? [3:30]
16. "Ever Kissed Anyone?" [9:17]
17. Worried About Ste [3:37]
18. A Venomous Little Cow [7:29]
19. A Gift for Jamie [1:36]
20. Gay Times [4:35]
21. The Gloucester [2:14]
22. "Make Your Own Kind of Music" [1:34]
23. No Time for Lying [6:26]
24. "Creeque Alley" [3:32]
25. "I Don't Believe in Secrets" [2:52]
26. The Anchor [2:24]
27. End of the Affair [2:56]
28. "Dream a Little Dream of Me" [6:19]

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