Deal

Deal

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Director: Stephen Frears

Cast: David Morrissey, Michael Sheen, Frank Kelly

     
 

British director Stephen Frears' political docudrama The Deal was originally broadcast on Channel 4. The film is based on the real-life events that elevated Tony Blair to the seat of Prime Minister. The film shows how the hard-working, but not head-turning, Gordon Brown (David Morrissey) and the flashy Blair (Michael Sheen), two very opposite personalities,See more details below

Overview

British director Stephen Frears' political docudrama The Deal was originally broadcast on Channel 4. The film is based on the real-life events that elevated Tony Blair to the seat of Prime Minister. The film shows how the hard-working, but not head-turning, Gordon Brown (David Morrissey) and the flashy Blair (Michael Sheen), two very opposite personalities, forged a working relationship while opposing Margaret Thatcher's government. When the Labor leader, John Smith, dies of a heart attack, on May 13, 1994, everyone believes Brown will ascend to the top of the party. But that isn't what happens. The film supposes what happened at a historic dinner meeting between Brown and Blair, at Islington, that led directly to Blair's appointment. This film is loosely based on The Rivals, written by James Naughtie.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2008
UPC:
0796019810913
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Miriam Collection
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:24:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; A Conversation with Stephen Frears; Audio Commentary with Writer Peter Morgan; Biographies - Tony Blair and Gordon Brown

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Morrissey Gordon Brown
Michael Sheen Tony Blair
Frank Kelly Actor
Paul Rhys Actor
Dexter Fletcher Actor
Matt Blair Actor
Elizabeth Berrington Actor
Glenna Morrison Actor

Technical Credits
Stephen Frears Director
Leo Davis Casting
Odile Dicks-Mireaux Costumes/Costume Designer
Andy Harries Executive Producer
Alwin Küchler Cinematographer
Christine Langdon Producer
Nathan Larson Score Composer
Reg Mills Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Morgan Associate Producer,Screenwriter
Michael Pickwoad Production Designer
Stuart Renfrew Asst. Director
Adrian Rhodes Sound/Sound Designer
Malcolm Stone Art Director
Lucia Zucchetti Editor

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Deal
1. Main Titles [3:13]
2. Office Mates [5:06]
3. First Speech [5:07]
4. Impressive Teamwork [3:50]
5. Opportunity Knocks [1:46]
6. Sharing [4:40]
7. A Strong Presence [3:34]
8. Four More Years in the Shadows [4:44]
9. Loyalty Tested [5:53]
10. Modernizing the Party [6:12]
11. A Tragic Loss For Labour [5:53]
12. Grief & Opportunity [5:33]
13. Peter Tips His Hand [1:54]
14. What's Best For the Labour Party [3:41]
15. The Funeral [4:46]
16. Setting Up the Meeting [3:54]
17. Granita [6:11]
18. Personal Sacrifice [2:10]
19. End Credits [:55]

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