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The Young Americans (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 October 1993 (UK)
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
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Christian O'Neill
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Carl Frazer
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Louis Carnegie
Geoffrey McGivern ...
Brian Carver
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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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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Referenced in Nobody Does It Better: The Music of James Bond (1997) See more »

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Hypocrisy Is The Greatest Luxury
(remix by Joe Nicolo)
Written by M. Franti
Performed by Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy
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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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