• Film

Up the Junction


Time Out says

Hard to see what all the fuss was about (at least from this movie cash-in on Kenneth Loach's teleplay version of Nell Dunn's novel). The idea that the decision of middle class Polly (Kendall) to forsake Chelsea and move to Battersea should provide enough substance for either a book or a film now seems ludicrous. Nevertheless here it all is. In the shadow of the power station, she helps working class Rube (Posta) cope with abortion and death: part of the short-lived and generally muffed attempt by the film industry to make a foray of sorts into the realities of working class life in Britain.

Release Details

  • Duration:119 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Peter Collinson
  • Screenwriter:Roger Smith
  • Cast:
    • Suzy Kendall
    • Dennis Waterman
    • Adrienne Posta
    • Maureen Lipman
    • Michael Gothard
    • Liz Fraser
    • Hylda Baker
    • Alfie Bass
    • Susan George
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