The Storms of August (1988)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Sandra Brennan

Television comes to a remote Welsh town and a young boy becomes a man in this off-beat comedy. The town is Aberheli and the year is 1957. The town newspaper editor loathes the noisesome invention so much that he secretly builds a transmitter to block all television broadcasts. Family trouble ensues because the editor's son begins making a living installing TV antennas for his father's rival who owns Excelsior Electronics. Meanwhile, the young boy gets more than an eyeful of the secret lives of his neighbors while he installs his antennae. At first he keeps it all to himself, but then he begins using his scandalous information for his own gain.



boy, agent [representative], blackmail, broadcasting, coming-of-age, editor, electronics, employment, father, hatred, journalism, neighbor, nemesis, newspaper, owner, secrets, son, technology, television, town