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The Spongers (1978)

Drama,TV Movie

104 minutos

Drama,TV Movie

104 minutos

Director: Roland Joffé

Reparto: Christine Hargreaves,Bernard Hill,Peter Kerrigan,Paula McDonagh,Gary Todd,Grace Allen,Dawn Booth,Angela Catherall,Gertie Almond,Elaine Lindsay,Bernard Atha,Fred Pearson,Ina Clough,Donald Gee,Roger Sloman,Frances Cox,Josephine Antosz,Lesley Nightingale,Marion Shakespeare,Ann Haydn-Edwards,Ann Aris,Len Annett,Joanna Clay,Eileen Beldon,Ken Rose,Gwen Harris,Joe Kenyon,Barry Hart,Johnny Allan,Jack Platts,Anthony Dutton,Peter Ellis,David Hatton,Yvonne Nicholson,Joan Peters,Fred Gaunt,Peter Lawrence,Phil Kernot,Gwyll Williams,Johnny Hackett,Ted Carroll,Emrys Evans,Bill Moores,Mick Miller,Stuart Lee,

Fecha de Estreno: 1978-01-24

Sinopsis

Set against the backdrop of Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II, the play depicts a single mother's struggles as welfare cuts affect the poor and disabled. The derogatory term 'spongers' is used by British tabloid press to describe people who are dependent on welfare support, however the play presents the case of a family who really need the help of welfare support. The title sequence shows the title of the play, 'The Spongers', superimposed over a picture of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, denoting them as 'the real spongers' as Royal finances are paid by British taxpayers.