Four in the Morning

Synopsis: Drama which follows the parallel stories of two couples in crisis and their connection to a drowned woman found in a river.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Anthony Simmons
Production: VCI Entertainment
  Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win.
94 min

(eerie music)

- How old do you think, sarge?

- 24, 25.



- Got it, grab this.

(soft music)

- Good night.

- Good night.

- How's my honey, ready to set shop?

- You're honey's going home as soon as

she's changed her clothes.

- I'll come and help you.

- Any rings?

- No rings.

- Earrings?

- Nope.

- Right, well, cover it up.

- How's she doing, all right sarge?

- Yes, all right.


- Hello, club?

Who, oh.

Here, it's for you.

- Hello?

- Hello, it's me.

- Oh, hello.

- I just thought I might

come around and pick you up.

- Well I'm not finished yet.

- Then in about 20 minutes?

- I'm sorry, I must go.

- Okay, in 30 minutes.

- Look, you must be tired and I've got a

lot of sorting out to do.

- Look, I'll be there.

Are you still there?

(soft music)

- All right, straight up there.


Steady there.

All right, up.


- Are you still crying?


Shut up.




Oh, I'm coming.


Shut up.

I can't be any quicker.


Now, come on, come on, come on.

Come on.

Take it.

Go to sleep.

Sleep, sleep, go to sleep.

Go to sleep.

Go to sleep, shh.


Stop it!


Stop it.

Stop it!




- Oh, I'm exhausted.

- Where are we going to now then?

- There's only one place to go to now, home.

You know what that other lot

had stopped, don't you?

- Yeah, won't be any good though.

- I don't know, Id postpone the evil hour.

- No, no, I'll take you home.

I'll get you some coffee, eh?

- No, I don't think under the circumstances

that'll be a very good idea.

- Come on, we can woo her.

Stand under the window

and sing her a serenade, eh?

- You try that, you see what you get.

- We'll be a couple of cherubs.

- No, no.

I think I shall plan a campaign.

Slink off back to the other party.

No, peace offering.

Bring her flowers.

That's a very good idea.

- Excuse me, sir,

I wonder if you could help us in

connection with some robberies

we've had around here.

- Fool, you put the heart across me.

- Resisting arrest, eh?

Uh huh, uh huh.

(imitating gunfire)


(soft music)

- Finished, have you?

I'll get you a cab, dear.

- No, I've forgotten my cigarettes.

- Hello.

(soft music)

- Hello.

- Hello.

- Would you like to walk for a while?

- Good night.

- Good night.

- Cold?

What do you do most mornings?

- Cab.

- Straight home?

Thought you may go for a walk or

maybe have a cup of coffee.

- Coffee.

- That was the first job

I had after I got to Canada.

- How old were you then?

- Oh, about 17 and a half.

Anyway, I was no salesman.

I'm still not.

You know, it's this business

of worshipping something

because you have to sell it.

It's like a religion with them.

I mean, they believe

that this is the greatest thing

that's ever happened and it's not.

Well, can you believe this?

- No, I'm sorry.

I was watching you, not listening to you.

- I mean, you're a customer

and I've got to sell

you this thing

and I've got to convince you it

will give you more pleasure than any man

you've ever slept with, right?

Look, I'm buying you a cup of coffee,

not a glass of champagne.

I'm not a drunken punter trying to make you.

- Aren't you?

- I see.

Well, shall I buy you

another cup of coffee?

Or shall we just go home?

(soft music)

How many of these do you smoke a day?

- 40.

- Didn't you read the reports?

You're going to die young.

- What do you do?

- I bite my nails.

- You do too.

- I'd like to touch you.

- It's all right.

There's a table between us.

- Does there have to be a table between us?

All right, I'll just have to carry

my own table with me.

- Morning, John, what's in this morning?

- Dead one.

- Dead one, oh.

Who's he?

- He's a doctor.

- Doctor, she don't want a doctor,

she wants an undertaker I should think.

- Good morning, doctor.

- Good morning.

- Sorry to drag you out

this time of the morning,

but I'm afraid we've got another one here.

Young girl.

- Let's have a look.

- We thought she'd been in about 36 hours.

- Quite a long time anyhow.

- Thank you very much.

- [Girl] You get used

to being independent, that's all.

- Like taking taxis

instead of standing in bus queues?

You're an expensive lady.

- I pay for them.

If I had my way,

I'd spend my life in taxis and hotels.

- Did you ever live in a hotel?

I lived in hotels for nine months.

It's awful, one room is just like another.

You can't do anything with them.

- You just perch there

and fly off at the first footstep.

Anyway, I don't do anything

with the room I've got now.

- No, there's people

who come in to clean and

there's people who,

you've got not control over it.

- Of course you have.

If you want tea, tea can arrive.

If you don't want, nothing can arrive.

- You don't want a hotel,

you want a servant.

- That's true.

- Then get yourself a servant,

don't live in a hotel.

- What else don't you like?

- What else don't I like?

- Girls who can't make up their minds.

- Nobody likes girls

who can't make up their minds.

Least of all the girls themselves.

- True.

- What else?


- Well nobody likes nightmares.

- No.

I used to have one where

there was a whole lot

of people tearing at me and then I screamed

blue murder then zoom, I'd wake up.

Then there was this death figure.

- Death figure, what's that?

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Anthony Simmons

Anthony Simmons is the name of: Anthony Simmons (writer) (1922–2016), British writer and film director Anthony Simmons (American football) (born 1976), former NFL linebacker Anthony Simmons, called Tony Simmons (athlete) (born 1948), Welsh and English athlete more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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