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Dad Savage (1998)

R  |   |  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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Untouchable
Written by Louis Eliot
Performed by Rialto
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Ran out of twists
25 July 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Dad Savage held all the cards for a classic movie, but threw them away too quickly.

The cast was strong, the script was tight, the flashbacks were clever, and the atmosphere was gritty. There were some chilling moments, and it's a movie I'd like to see a second time because it was quite complicated and intricate too.

But the element of surprise was lost, because it ran out of plot twists too soon and left us watching the rest of the film unfold in a predictable way.

If you enjoy raw and rough films, or if you want to see Patrick Stewart in an uglier role than the shining captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Dad Savage will hold entertainment value for you.

But it's not quite up to par with the likes of "Shallow Grave".


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