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''Sammy and Rosie Get Laid'' is a 1987 British film directed by
Stephen Frears Stephen Arthur Frears (born 20 June 1941) is an English director and producer of film and television often depicting real life stories as well as projects that explore social class through sharply drawn characters. Born in Leicester Leic ...
, with a screenplay by
Hanif Kureishi Hanif Kureishi, CBE The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry An order of chivalry, order of knighthood, chivalric order, or equestrian order is an order of knights typically founded during or inspired ...

Hanif Kureishi
.


Plot

Sammy (
Ayub Khan-Din Ayub Khan Din (born 1961) is a British Pakistani actor who played Sammy in Hanif Kureishi's film ''Sammy and Rosie Get Laid'' in (1987) and wrote the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA, British Independent Film Awards, BIFA and London Film Critics ...
) and Rosie (
Frances Barber Frances Barber (née Brookes, born 13 May 1958) is an English actress. She received Olivier Award nominations for her work in the plays ''La Dame aux Camélias, Camille'' (1985), and ''Uncle Vanya'' (1997). Her film appearances include: Li thr ...
) are a married couple, both leading a promiscuous
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lifestyle until Sammy's father (
Shashi Kapoor Shashi Kapoor (born Balbir Raj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017) was an Indian actor and film producer who is best known for his work in Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Stan ...
) comes to visit to escape past issues.


Cast

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Shashi Kapoor Shashi Kapoor (born Balbir Raj Kapoor; 18 March 1938 – 4 December 2017) was an Indian actor and film producer who is best known for his work in Hindi Hindi (Devanagari: , हिंदी, ISO 15919, ISO: ), or more precisely Modern Stan ...
as Rafi *
Frances Barber Frances Barber (née Brookes, born 13 May 1958) is an English actress. She received Olivier Award nominations for her work in the plays ''La Dame aux Camélias, Camille'' (1985), and ''Uncle Vanya'' (1997). Her film appearances include: Li thr ...
as Rosie *
Claire Bloom Claire Bloom (born Patricia Claire Blume; 15 February 1931) is an English actress. She is known for leading roles in plays such as ''A Streetcar Named Desire ''A Streetcar Named Desire'' is a play written by Tennessee Williams that was ...

Claire Bloom
as Alice *
Ayub Khan-Din Ayub Khan Din (born 1961) is a British Pakistani actor who played Sammy in Hanif Kureishi's film ''Sammy and Rosie Get Laid'' in (1987) and wrote the BAFTA Award for Best Film, BAFTA, British Independent Film Awards, BIFA and London Film Critics ...
as Sammy *
Roland Gift Roland Lee Gift (born 28 May 1961) is a British singer, songwriter and actor. He is the former singer/frontman of the pop band Fine Young Cannibals. Early life Gift was born on 28 May 1961 in Sparkhill in the city of Birmingham, then in Warwicks ...

Roland Gift
as Danny *
Meera Syal Meera Syal FRSL (born Feroza Syal; 27 June 1961) is a British comedian, writer, playwright, singer, journalist and actress. She rose to prominence as one of the team that created ''Goodness Gracious Me (TV & radio), Goodness Gracious Me'' and ...
as Ranii *
Lesley Manville Lesley Ann Manville (born 12 March 1956) is an English actress. She is known for her frequent collaborations with Mike Leigh Mike Leigh (born 20 February 1943) is an English film and theatre director, screenwriter and playwright. He stu ...
as Margy


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