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London Kills Me (1991)

For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull ... See full summary »

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Headley
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Hemingway the Restaurant Manager
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Bike
Stevan Rimkus ...
Tom Tom
Emer McCourt ...
Sylvie
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Muffdiver
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Burns
Joseph Alessi ...
Plainclothes Policeman
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Plainclothes Policeman
Ben Peel ...
DJ at Party
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Black Man at Party
Oliver Kester ...
Black Thug at Party
Paudge Behan ...
White Thug at Party
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Faulkner
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For want of a nail a shoe was lost, for want of a shoe... a young man's life is almost lost, which is exactly what this film is all about: a man barely twenty who wants desperately to pull out of London's drug world by taking a job as a waiter in a 'normal' restaurant. But to do this he must come up with a "sensible pair of shoes," an item that his homeless meanderings hasn't provided him. In fact, the shoes become a symbol of his striving to break away from those, like himself, who are caught up in the tragedy of drugs and lasciviousness which is so aptly described... sometimes graphically, always realistically... in this film. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for drug use, language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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13 December 1991 (UK)  »

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London Kills Me - levottomat jalat  »

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$170,667 (USA)
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18 October 1999 | by (The South) – See all my reviews

I rented this movie , just seeing it there on the shelf. I had no idea what to expect. I watched it and thought it was wonderful. Clint is very adorable, very lost, very determined. He is trying to get out and all that matters is his pair of nice shoes. He has transferred all his hopes for a new life and a future outside of drugs in this one very simple thing. Its a beautiful concept. The other characters left me wanting more, but yet being satisfied with that feeling. I was left with the feeling of respect for tiny things that I take for granted sometimes and a great respect for a good pair of shoes or as Clint would say a "cute boot"!


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