That Sinking Feeling (Re-Release) DVD


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Unemployed teenager Ronnie (Robert Buchanan, Gregory's Girl) and his hapless pals spend their time hanging around the rainy parks and dingy cafes in Glasgow, but their world is about to change when Ronnie hatches a plan to make them all rich by stealing … a job-lot of stainless steel sinks!

Hilarious and inventive, this zero budget debut from celebrated director Bill Forsyth (Gregory's Girl, Local Hero, Comfort and Joy) provides an authentic depiction of 1970s Glasgow youth culture, and is presented here in a digitally remastered transfer, complete with the original Glaswegian dialogue track and an extensive range of extra features.


  • Optional alternative dubbed dialogue track
  • Feature-length audio commentary with Bill Forsyth and Mark Kermode
  • Kermode Uncut (2012, 9 mins): an analysis of That Sinking Feeling’s budget
  • A Conversation with Robert Buchanan (2014, 14 mins)
  • Bill Forsyth BAFTA Film (Bill Forsyth, 2009, 7 mins)
  • KH-4 (John Schorstein, 1969, 13 mins): short film starring Bill Forsyth
  • Mirror (John Schorstein, 1970, 33 mins): short film starring Bill Forsyth
  • Glasgow 1980 (Oscar Marzaroli, 1971, 30 mins): film edited by Bill Forsyth
  • Islands of the West (Bill Forsyth, 1972, 30 mins): travel documentary directed by Forsyth

Cast and Crew:

Director: Bill Forsyth (Gregory’s Girl, Local Hero, Being Human)

Cast: Tom Mannion (Iris, Star Wars), Robert Buchanan (Gregory’s Girl)


Product Details

  • Tom Mannion
  • Bill Forsyth
  • 2
Number of Discs:
  • 1
Run Time:
  • 93 mins approx.
  • BFI
Theatrical Release Year:
  • 1979
  • 12

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