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Brothers in Trouble (1995)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

Amir is an illegal Pakistani immigrant smuggled into England in the 1960's to work, to send money to his family and perhaps even bring them over with him. A skilled laborer, he is forced to do unskilled work like shoveling sheep dung and ...See moreAmir is an illegal Pakistani immigrant smuggled into England in the 1960's to work, to send money to his family and perhaps even bring them over with him. A skilled laborer, he is forced to do unskilled work like shoveling sheep dung and processing wool. He lives in a boarding house with nearly a dozen other men, under the supervision of Hussein Shah. He befriends a young student, Sakib, who dreams of being a writer. Their existence is punctuated by secret movies, a visiting prostitute, fear of detection and deportation, and the gangster-like smuggler who comes by for his take every week. The household is shaken up by the arrival of a white girl, Shah's girlfriend, and the sense of femininity and family she brings. Written by Gary Dickerson See less
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Robert Buckler | Abdullah Hussein (novel "Return Journey")
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May 14, 1997 (United States)

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38 cast members
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Om Puri
Hussein Shah Hussein Shah   See fewer
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Ace Bhatti
Irshad (as Ahsen Bhatti) Irshad (as Ahsen Bhatti)   See fewer
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Bhasker Patel
Gholam Gholam   See fewer
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Badi Uzzaman
Old Ram Old Ram   See fewer
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Kumall Grewal
Akbar Dal Akbar Dal   See fewer
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Marc Anwar
Raja (as Omar Salimi) Raja (as Omar Salimi)   See fewer
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Pal Aron
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Shiv Grewal
Shona Mian Shona Mian   See fewer
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Lesley Clare O'Neill
Prostitute Prostitute   See fewer
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Huggy Leaver
Market Porter (as Huggy Lever) Market Porter (as Huggy Lever)   See fewer
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Aftab Sachak
Sakib's Uncle Sakib's Uncle   See fewer
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John Lambert
Registrar Registrar   See fewer
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Tich Saund
Driver (as Tich Saunders) Driver (as Tich Saunders)   See fewer
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Peter Silverleaf
Belgian Docker Belgian Docker   See fewer
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Mellan Mitchell
Cafe Owner Cafe Owner   See fewer
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Shereen Wheeks
Baby Michael Baby Michael   See fewer
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Sian Holland
Baby Michael Baby Michael   See fewer
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Luke Johnson
Baby Michael Baby Michael   See fewer
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Shadin Khosru
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Shekhar Bassi
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Balraj Singh Somal
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Steven Nijjar
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Sanjit Sil
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Rez Kempton
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Asheer Kaleem
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Vimal Stephens
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Priest (uncredited) Priest (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 131 votes