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London Kills Me (1991)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  13 December 1991 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Muffdiver
Emer McCourt ...
Sylvie
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Dr. Bubba
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Headley
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Hemingway the Restaurant Manager
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Burns
Stevan Rimkus ...
Tom Tom
Eleanor David ...
Lily
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John Stone
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Faulkner
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Bike
Garry Cooper ...
Mr. G.
Joseph Alessi ...
Plainclothes Policeman
David Hounslow ...
Plainclothes Policeman
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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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$170,667 (USA)
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Intelligent, subtle film to be seen repeatedly.
11 September 1998 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

I found this film to be very touching and intelligent in the subtlety of language and human interaction it portrays. It's not overwhelming, as many films with drug/street culture themes are, but, rather, very intent on describing the emotional nuances of the characters' personalities. Unlike more popular films which describe a downward spiral and general glamour of a pathetic existence, this film concentrates on the human evolutionary condition into something better than one was yesterday. The main character is such a sweet personality, that, unlike "Trainspotting," et.al., I really felt emotionally involved in the story, rather than just watching it out of a misguided curiosity as to what it would be like to be an addict. Overall, London Kills Me has just the right mix of "style," drama, and comedy to make it a film I'd recommend for anyone to watch more than once.


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