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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
Craig Kelly ...
Christian O'Neill
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Carl Frazer
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Louis Carnegie
Geoffrey McGivern ...
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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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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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Shot in 38 days. See more »

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Don't Let Up
Written by R. Birch and N. Hallam
Performed by Stereo MC's
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One of the best low budget British Films you'll ever see
6 November 1998 | by (Leighton Buzzard, England) – See all my reviews

You HAVE to remember that he made this at a young age and little examples of first class directing shine through. The Cinematrography is also of a high standard. The subject matter is of the dark world of London and what it holds for young Britains. For some enjoyment and a way of living is achieved through working for an American crime lord who has taken to living in London. Our hero has to decide whether to follow in the footsteps of his own father's past and accept a secure life of working for the American or to change tune and try something different. Those who have seen it and enjoyed it should check out his earlier film "Play Dead". It's probably "Young Americans" with more money and more experience


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