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The Young Americans (1993)

R | | Crime, Drama | 8 October 1993 (UK)
Experienced New York 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

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John Harris
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Edward Foster
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Richard Donnelly
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Sidney Callow
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Jack Doyle
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Christian O'Neill
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Rachael Stevens
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Carl Frazer
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Louis Carnegie
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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)
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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)  »

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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 known fragments can be heard in this movie. It appears to be an alteration of the remix found on Nine Inch Nails' EP "Fixed". See more »

Goofs

When the Molotov cocktail is thrown through the windshield of the vehicle with the two cops inside, you can easily see, by the way it breaks, that the windshield is not made of safety glass. All vehicle windshields have been made of safety glass for decades. See more »

Connections

Featured in Björk: Play Dead (1993) See more »

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15 Minutes Of Fame
Written by Sheep On Drugs
Performed by Sheep On Drugs
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One of the best low budget British Films you'll ever see
6 November 1998 | by 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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