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The Young Americans (1993)

R  |   |  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Dave Duffy ...
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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Young Americans  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Was one of many films released in the early 90's that was criticized by the UK Government for glamorizing youth violence. See more »

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

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15 Minutes Of Fame
Written by Sheep On Drugs
Performed by Sheep On Drugs
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great photography

I am a tad biased here when writing regarding this film, because I live in London myself.

I thought that TYA lacked a little in as far as character depth, but never the less I thought the acting was slick and to the point. The photography in this flick really captures parts of London that are rarely seen on film. The underground. The rave at the beginning. The market seen where christian is collecting his wages are so familiar. Keitel again was very good. I especially liked the way he acted around the London police - cool, calm with lack of visual emotion. I guess that at present TYA is quite ironic in some ways as london police are using NY methods to battle crime.

I liked this film alot, and would give it an eight out of ten based on photography, soundtrack and a cool storyline,


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