Raining Stones is a 1993 film directed by Ken Loach and starring Bruce Jones, Julie Brown, Ricky Tomlinson, Tom Hickey and Gemma Phoenix. It tells the story of a man who cannot afford to buy his daughter a First Communion dress, and makes disastrous choices in trying to raise the money. The film won the Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.
|Directed by||Ken Loach|
|Produced by||Sally Hibbin|
|Written by||Jim Allen|
|Distributed by||Northern Arts Entertainment (USA, theatrical)|
Fox Lorber (USA DVD)
|11 March 1993 (USA, limited)|
- Bruce Jones – Bob
- Julie Brown – Anne
- Gemma Phoenix – Coleen
- Ricky Tomlinson – Tommy
- Tom Hickey – Father Barry
- Mike Fallon – Jimmy
- Ronnie Ravey – Butcher
- Lee Brennan – Irishman
- Karen Henthorn – Young Mother
- Christine Abbott – May
- Geraldine Ward – Tracey
- William Ash – Joe
- Matthew Clucas – Sean
- Anna Jaskolka – Shop Assistant
- Jonathan James – Tansey
- Ken Strath - Councillor Strath
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- Raining Stones was shot in and around the Langley Estate in Middleton, Greater Manchester.
- Bob Williams' flat – as well as the butcher's shop in the opening scenes – were opposite the junction of Wood Street and Windemere Road.
- The pub from the car park of which Bob's Transit van was stolen was The Falcon on the corner of Threlkeld Road and Bowness Road. The Falcon has since been demolished and the site remains undeveloped as of 2010.