Once upon a Time in the Midlands (2002)

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Set in the (modern) English Midlands, and patterned after the "spaghetti western" genre, this is the story of a man (Carlyle) who returns to his hometown to try to win back the heart of his ex-lover. Shirley lives with Dek and twelve year-old Marlene, her daughter by the sexy but irresponsible Jimmy who went off years ago. One day, Jimmy returns, determined to win her back...

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