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WHERE'S THE MONEY, RONNIE? - (1st edition)

(June 1994) - Written by Shane Meadows


SYNOPSIS

Ronnie is a debt collector.. He's out to collect £1000 pounds from Ronnie who owes it to Ronnie.. Ronnie can't afford the full debt, but he says he can get Ronnie £400 from his mate (Ronnie) to hold off Ronnie for a bit longer.. But can Ronnie get this £400 or will Ronnie have to cut off one of Ronnie's wife's fingers?

If that all sounds confusing, then matters are not made any clearer by the fact that Shane plays all the parts himself!. Each character is distinguished by having a different form of headgear (although Scottish Jimmy simply has a checked shirt perched on his head!).

"Where's the Money, Ronnie?" is actually a mini-series split into three parts.. In part one Ronnie (the collector) confronts Ronnie (the debtor) about the money he owes.. He's owed Ronnie (the big boss) £400 for six weeks now, and at an interest rate of £100 a week, the debt has grown to a full £1000!.
In part two, Ronnie (the collector) visits Ronnie (the mate of debtor Ronnie who has his £400) and teaches him a lesson when he gets a bit lippy.
In part three, Ronnie's cousin Jimmy (that's the Ronnie that has the £400) hears about what's happened to Ronnie (the debtor's mate) and comes down from Scotland to sort it all out.
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STILLS

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TRIVIA

Shane not only plays all of the parts in the film, but also did all of the production of the film himself, from the camera work to the editing.

The film features some amazing blood symbolism!.
When Ronnie (the one wearing the backwards crash-helmet) is given a hiding by Ronnie (the debt collector) he is seen to be rolling about the floor waving a bottle of tomato ketchup about.. This represents blood of course... but without making a mess of his shirt.

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CAST LIST

Ronnie
Shane Meadows

Ronnie
Shane Meadows

Ronnie
Shane Meadows

Jimmy
Shane Meadows






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