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Dad Savage (1998)

R | | Crime, Thriller | 5 June 1998 (UK)
Six people become embroiled in mayhem and murder when Dad Savage attempts to determine who murdered his son and stole his stash of cash.

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A wealthy, successful, East-Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's unemployed school friends, Bob and Vic, to help with the business and the crime. After some careless talk from Harold, just known as 'H', about Dad's pension fund, Vic and Bob decide to steal the money from Dad if they can find it. The plans to liberate the money go awry and Sav is killed requiring Bob to call upon his sister Chris to rescue them. Dad intercepts their escape and forces a showdown to try to determine exactly the events of the night in order to identify his son's killer. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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If you're going to sell out your friends...Make sure you get a good price

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Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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5 June 1998 (UK)  »

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Maffiás leszámolás  »

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£3,500,000 (estimated)
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Screenwriter Steve Williams was originally a London cabbie. See more »

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Going Underground
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by The Jam
Courtesy of Polydor UK Ltd
Licensed by kind permission of PolyGram Commercial Marketing Division
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Typical of its time, but with an interesting Twist.
10 May 2002 | by (City of Dead Kings, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Very much in the style of contemporary films like Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Reservoir Dogs and The Usual Suspects, Dad Savage is a more realistic and significantly less humourous film.

Patrick Stewart definitely carries the film as the patriarchal head of a family of criminals - not to belittle the performance of the films other actors it's just that none of them are as memorable. Although far removed from the Star Trek universe, Patrick Stewarts portrayal of Dad Savage is reminiscent of Capt. Picard: namely that of a man with a hard outside and a soft - even vulnerable - inside. Dad Savage is a cantankerous old man as easily capable of sticking a shotgun in the face of someone who betrayed him, as he is of dressing in country and western clothes and going line-dancing with the other local senior citizens.

I've tried - unsuccessfully - to convince my friends to see this, I hope many more people will though...


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