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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
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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
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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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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 »

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 »

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Featured in Björk: Play Dead (1993) 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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No Action, No Suspense, No Thrills, A Big Grey Blob
3 October 2014 | by (Phoenix Arizona USA) – See all my reviews

I found myself pausing the movie and then not returning for a couple of days. It was that UN-exciting. The film drags on forever with those "Oh so polite" British cops and that "Is he trying to play a bad cop?" Harvey K. All set in the Oh so boring scenery of what I presume is supposed to be the rough district of London.

Harvey was a lot better bad cop in "Border".

The film quickly gets to the point where you don't really care who committed what crime, who killed who, who the real bad guys are, you just want it to be over so you can go in the kitchen and make more nachos.


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