Girls' Night is a 1998 British comedy-drama directed by Nick Hurran. Loosely based upon the real experiences of writer Kay Mellor, the film stars Julie Walters and Brenda Blethyn as two sisters-in-law, one dying of cancer, who fulfil a lifelong dream of going to Las Vegas, Nevada, after an unexpected jackpot win on the bingo.
|Directed by||Nick Hurran|
|Produced by||Bill Boyes|
|Written by||Kay Mellor|
|Music by||Edward Shearmur|
|Edited by||John Richards|
|Distributed by||Granada Productions|
Premiered to a mixed response by critics at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival, who noted it a "rather formulaic tearjerker [with] two powerhouse Brit actresses", Hurran won a Silver Spire at the San Francisco International Film Festival and received a Golden Bear nomination at the 48th Berlin International Film Festival for his work.
- Julie Walters — Jackie Simpson
- Brenda Blethyn — Dawn Wilkinson
- Kris Kristofferson — Cody
- Philip Jackson — Dave Simpson
- George Costigan — Steve Wilkinson
- Anthony Lewis — Mathew Wilkinson
- Maxine Peake — Sharon
- James Gaddas — Paul
- Judith Barker — Helen
- Sue Cleaver — Rita
- Meera Syal — Carmen
- Sophie Stanton — Jane
- Fine Time Fontayne — Ken
- Brent Huff — Bobby Joe
- Nigel Whitmey — Tyrone
- Kathryn Hunt — nurse
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