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Dad Savage (1998)

 -  Crime | Thriller  -  5 June 1998 (UK)
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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Day is Done
Written by Nick Drake
Performed by Nick Drake
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Licensed by kind permission of PolyGram Commercial Marketing Division
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fast paced thriller, with an interesting twist and very naughty people
1 March 1999 | by (new orleans, louisiana, usa) – See all my reviews

The opening is very dramatic and is an attention grabber. The rest of the movie spends its time with flashbacks which are a bit distracting but the viewer catches on fast enough. The performances are strong. Motivations might be a bit pat, but the emotions seem real enough. Patrick Stewart fans will see their hero in a very different and dark light but will enjoy the performance. The other four younger actors are very much ones to be looked for in future films.


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