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Shopping -- Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives to leave their mark on "a British city in the near future" while attempting to avoid a rival gang.


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Release Date:
9 February 1996 (USA) See more »
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Lone group of teens, led by recently released joyrider and his disenchanted Belfast girlfriend, strives... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sadie Frost ... Jo

Jude Law ... Billy

Sean Pertwee ... Tommy

Fraser James ... Be Bop

Sean Bean ... Venning

Marianne Faithfull ... Bev

Jonathan Pryce ... Conway
Daniel Newman ... Monkey (as Danny Newman)
Lee Whitlock ... Pony

Ralph Ineson ... Dix

Eamonn Walker ... Peters (as Eammon Walker)

Jason Isaacs ... Market Trader
Chris Constantinou ... Yuppie
Tilly Vosburgh ... Mrs. Taylor

Melanie Hill ... Sarah
Grant Russell ... Store Owner
James Hill ... Lippy Kid

Clint Dyer ... Car Thief
Brian Croucher ... Billy's Dad
Simon Bateso ... Tommy's Gang #1
Polly Moore ... Tommy's Gang #2

Vinny Mann ... Tommy's Gang #3
Julian Sandell ... Tommy's Gang #4

Sarah Phillips ... Reporter's Voice
DJ Tim ... Himself
Kate Lauren ... Policewoman
Paul McNeilly ... Policeman #1
Dave Roberts ... Policeman #2
Simon Austin ... Policeman #3

Sidney Cole ... Policeman #4
Chris Armstrong ... Policeman #5
Paul Wong ... Venning's Minder
Shion Abdillah ... Local Kid
Francis Pope ... Kid #1
Leon Black ... Kid #2
Anthony Lee ... Kid #3
Becky Van der Post ... String Quartet #1
Clio Gould ... String Quartet #2
Monica Scott ... String Quartet #3
Philip Bagenal ... String Quartet #4
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Helm ... Danny (uncredited)

Directed by
Paul W.S. Anderson  (as Paul Anderson)
Writing credits
Paul W.S. Anderson (written by) (as Paul Anderson)

Produced by
Jeremy Bolt .... producer
Laurie Borg .... line producer
Original Music by
Barrington Pheloung 
Cinematography by
Tony Imi 
Film Editing by
David Stiven 
Casting by
Jane Frisby 
Production Design by
Max Gottlieb 
Art Direction by
Chris Townsend 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Michelle Daniels .... key hair stylist
Michelle Miles .... hair trainee
Michelle Miles .... makeup trainee
Pebbles .... key makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Gilchrist .... third assistant director
Simon Moseley .... second assistant director
Alan J. Wands .... first assistant director
Art Department
Alan Bailey .... property master
Ian Bailie .... stand-by art director
Peter Bryant .... dressing prop
Aly Burge .... production buyer
Alan Chesters .... construction manager
Danny Evans .... dressing prop
Richard Haigh .... storyboard artist
Bill Hargreaves .... stand-by props
Simon Hicks .... storyboard artist
David Ned Kelly .... stand-by carpenter
Louise Long .... art department assistant
Darryl Paterson .... stand-by prop
Debbie Wilson .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Terry Busby .... assistant sound editor
Jeremy Child .... assistant dialogue editor
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Victor Garrick .... sound department trainee
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer
Nicolas Le Messurier .... sound re-recording mixer
Archie Ludski .... dialogue editor
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Rocky Phelan .... foley editor
Les Wiggins .... sound editor
Sandy Buchanan .... post-production sound assistant (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mathew Horton .... special effects technician (as Matthew Horton)
Lucy Allen .... stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts
Marc Boyle .... stunts
Helen Caldwell .... stunts
Stuart Clark .... stunts (as Stuart Stark)
Abbi Collins .... stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunts
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Tracey Eddon .... stunts
Terry Forrestal .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Richard Hammatt .... stunts
Frank Henson .... stunts
Glenn Marks .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (as Val Musetti)
Gary Powell .... stunts
Greg Powell .... stunts
Nick Powell .... stunts
Lee Sheward .... stunt double: Jude Law
Lee Sheward .... stunts
Colin Skeaping .... stunts
Alan Stuart .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
John Ferguson .... clapper loader
Robert Johnson .... camera department trainee
Paul Kemp .... electrician
Nigel Kirton .... Steadicam operator
John Lake .... electrician
Simon Lucas .... electrician
Ronnie McKay .... best boy electric
Alan McPherson .... electrician
David Morgan .... focus puller
Christine Parry .... still photographer
Mike Proudfoot .... camera operator
Stuart Reid .... electrician
Dominick Reyntiens .... assistant camera
Kate Robinson .... Steadicam operator
Tony Turner .... camera grip
Al Watson .... generator operator
Micky Wilson .... gaffer
Paul Wood .... electrician
Casting Department
Dominick Reyntiens .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Verity Hawkes .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Nick Dunbar .... second assistant editor
Andrew Perrier .... editing department trainee
Tom Mayclim .... negative cutting assistant (uncredited)
Music Department
Tim Arrowsmith .... music editor
Jim Gottlieb .... music associate
Pete Tong .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Stuart Reid .... driver
Other crew
Gavin Alexander .... production runner
Tony Clarkson .... location manager
Rob Dickinson .... video effects advisor
Lisa Fabry .... assistant to director
Zoe Grace .... stand-in
Paul Higgins .... floor runner
Richard Hyland .... production accountant
Helene Lenszner .... location assistant
Su Lim .... production executive
Steve Morphew .... stand-in: Jude Law
Cormac Murphy .... security officer
Sara Newman .... assistant to producer
Eoghan O'Neill .... security officer (as Eoghan Oneill)
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor
Lucinda Sturgis .... production coordinator
Julia Wall .... production assistant
Joan Washington .... voice coach

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Rated R for violence/mayhem, pervasive language and some drug content
105 min | USA:87 min | Argentina:106 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Sadie Frost and Jude Law first met on the set of this film.See more »
Conwat:What has prison taught you, Billy?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Making of 'Event Horizon' (2006) (V)See more »


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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Soundtrack, visuals redeeming features, 22 September 2004
Author: donkeyfur from southwest Wisconsin USA

Having read all the other reviews on this site, I notice that most people either completely hate the film or completely love it. I take the middle ground. I greatly enjoyed the visual elements, both with regard to the good-looking leads and the stylish camera work. I enjoy a film where I can pick out performers from other films and this one offered a few. I recognized Jason Isaacs (Captain Hook in the recent "Peter Pan" film), for one. That being said I was disappointed that Sean Bean's part was so small. However, I was glad Marianne Faithful's role was only a small cameo. It is painful to me to see her looking so haggard.

I also enjoyed the pulsating soundtrack and believe that, with an inferior effort, the film would be even less appealing.

As others have pointed out, there's not much of a plot, but, beyond that, it was difficult to sympathize with the characters -- other than the police! The law officers in this film were not portrayed as sadistic or even unlikable. Frustrated, yes. The "protagonists" had no redeeming characteristics other than youth, good looks and energy. The film seems to present the viewpoint that the police deserved the treatment they received from the thugs. To me, the film produces a nihilistic, 'who gives a damn' about anything attitude. It made me think about anarchy: after "the system" is demolished, with what will it be replaced?

I'm probably waxing too philosophical about a movie that never even aspired to such musings. The producers probably just wanted to give a youthful audience the smash 'em up, 'wham bam thank you ma'am' form of entertainment many seem to want. (Witness "The Fast and the Furious" and Vin Diesel's "XXX" among others.) I like a bit of action, too, but I prefer to care about someone or something along the line.

Nevertheless, I maintain that I have seen worse films. I confess to an admiration of British films and actors that causes me to overlook aspects of a movie that I don't like in order to focus on what I consider to be redeeming features. For example, I found Sean Pertwee's character in this film interesting, even if the character is what we Americans like to call a "scumbag". The bottom line, to me, is that the positives -- including the soundtrack, visual elements, and interesting cast -- outweigh the negatives. I bought the film at what you British call a jumble sale for $2.00 (American money), so I'm not out a lot of loot in any case. I will keep the film alongside "Love, Honour and Obey", another second-hand bargain I found along the way. It too, has redeeming features.

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