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The Young Americans (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1993 (UK)
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Experienced N.Y. police detective John Harris is sent to London to help a local task force investigate a series of gangster killings organized by a new player in town - an American. Harris uses a teen wronged by gangsters to get to him.

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John Harris
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Edward Foster
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Richard Donnelly
Terence Rigby ...
Sidney Callow
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Jack Doyle
Craig Kelly ...
Christian O'Neill
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Carl Frazer
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Louis Carnegie
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Brian Carver
Nigel Clauzel ...
Lionel Stevens
Huggy Leaver ...
Mark Byrne
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Gary Washington
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Billy Cohen (as Chris Adamson)
James Duggan ...
Dermot O'Neill
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Storyline

The London police is having trouble with organized crime commited by juvenile delinquents. Their leader is an American who is an expert at turning young men into ruthless gangsters. American cop John Harris is asked to help the London police to break up the organization. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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London Is Not Only Losing Her Soul To The Americans, She's Selling It. See more »

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Crime | Drama

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8 October 1993 (UK)  »

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Young Americans  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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During one of the club scenes, a remix of Nine Inch Nails' "Gave Up" is playing. This version has never been released officially or unofficially and the only know fragment can be heard in this movie. It appears to be an alteration of the remix found on NIN's EP "Fixed." See more »

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Stop The Confusion
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another film ruined by the music
9 December 2012 | by (long beach ca) – See all my reviews

Somehow it seems music directors have a free hand. Over and over I see films and television shows where the music is wrong and being wrong dominates the show. I bought west wing and couldn't watch it as the music was over the top. Sopranos, deadwood starred actors. But lately music seems to rule and often does not fit directors seem to rule. Have they not listened to Max Steiner? He worked with the nuances of the picture. Of late it seems this is grandstanding, showing your chops... want to be a director? Find a script. But goodness gracious stop making the film a vehicle for your score. Watch "White Heat" the music is perfect. It is there in spades, but you don't hear it, you feel it.


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