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The Fruit Machine
The Fruit Machine

The Fruit Machine 1988


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The Fruit Machine 1988 15

102 mins United Kingdom

Berated by his father for his camp behaviour, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins his friend Michael, a streetwise hustler who is also on the run. The boys witness the gangland murder of Annabelle, the transvestite hostess of the Fruit Machine Club. Fearing for their lives, they are thrown into the arms of a gay opera singer and his manipulative manager.

Directed by BAFTA winner Philip Saville from a script by Frank Clarke, The Fruit Machine stars two virtual unknowns - Emile Charles and Tony Forsyth - as two unfortunate gay youngsters on the run when they witness a murder.


Emile Charles

Tony Forsyth

Robbie Coltrane




Gay Cinema - Out of the Archive LGBT Britain Flare LGBT






United Kingdom



Production company

Granada Film Finance Corporation

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