After 36 years working as a labourer in the shipyards on the River Clyde (in Govan, Glasgow), Frank Redmond becomes stagnant and quickly sinks into depression. A naturally strong swimmer, Frank gets an idea while on a 'booze cruise' with his friends to swim the English Channel to France. A simple but heartwarming tale, especially relevant now with so many people thrown on the scrapheap again during this next recession. A movie of hope just to make you smile, and that's not a bad thing is it?
The lighthouse is not the only landmark in Ramsey to feature in this film. Queens Pier also features in the very first sequence and later in the film. Coincidentally it's also featured here for a previous my world, skywatch and abc post. Click here to see one of those posts. Just before I started this blog we had a weekend away across in England. On the way to the airport we passed a tent in a field. Nothing special about that you might say. What if I told you that tent had the one and only Burt Reynolds in filming A Bunch of Amateurs. If only I had know I would be doing this blog I would have stopped the taxi to the airport and got the camera out and got his pic.
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