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The Young Americans (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1993 (UK)
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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
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Christian O'Neill
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Carl Frazer
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Louis Carnegie
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Brian Carver
Nigel Clauzel ...
Lionel Stevens
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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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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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America has London's soul, now 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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A powerful dark drama with millieu and mood first and story second.
10 December 2001 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

There's hardly a smile to be found in this dark, brooding, oppressively heavy drama which tells of an American DEA agent (Keitel) who comes to London to assist in the capture of a drug trafficker as the UK bends under the strain of a virulent drug trade. The camera spends most of the time examining the bleak, grim, and sad expressions of police, innocents, and others caught up in the drug war leaving the plot muddled and somewhat buried in its attempt to show that where drugs are involved there are no winners. A powerfully compelling drama for those who can appreciate the reality of the lose-lose nature of crime.


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