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The Young Americans (1993)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  8 October 1993 (UK)
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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. ... See full summary »

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

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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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badly aging thriller drama
13 July 2005 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

'The Young Americans' was made in the 90s - a quite routine thriller story about an American cop sent to London to follow a drug baron. The theme of cops in foreign territory was largely dealt with before and after this movie, and allowed for some good films to be made. Detective stories, and stories about detectives are a good ground to present culture clash in the context of tense situations. Not here, where the only difference is in the hard spoken accents of the characters, and no real tension or relationship develops around the main character or with respect to his Brit counterparts. Some good acting from Harvey Keitel and the two young actors trying to describe a pure relationship in the trash of the underground world cannot save the day in this rather boring movie, where nothing special happens, not more than in an average BBC police drama.


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