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Hard Men (1996)

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Credited cast:
Layla Aldridge ...
Girl at Bar
Victoria Bensted ...
Night Club Hostess 1
Ross Boatman ...
Bear
Keith Brown ...
John
Rocky Byron ...
Pimp 1
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Maltese's Boyfriend
Ken Campbell ...
Mr. Ross
Biba Caprez ...
Tone's Child (2 years)
Emma Caprez ...
Tone's Wife
Mark Channon ...
Hardstore Shop Assistant
Min Clifford ...
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Stuart Jason Cole ...
Winston
Eamonn Collinge ...
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Chantal
Alec Ewe ...
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A Cockney thug becomes a daddy just before he and his two colleagues are supposed to put the screws to some unfortunate deadbeat. The new dad decides that he has had enough killing and wants to start anew. Unfortunately, his partners have other plans, as does his boss who is angry that the thug killed one of his best customers. Written by Anonymous

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You Call. They Deliver. It Ain't Pizzas.

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive strong language, drug use and some sexuality | See all certifications »
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A classic example of excellent British filmmaking
3 August 1999 | by (Cheshire, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

One of the reviewers on the Imdb page was right...you will either love this film or hate it. I loved it.

J K Amalou's directorial debut is a very underrated piece of filmmaking. He pays homage to various similar films of the same genre, and delivers a thought provoking, funny and dark film that, for me, gives hope to the future of British cinema. The main character is Tone, who wants to leave "the life" for domestic tranquility after 15 years of cracking heads and busting jaws for Pops Den, the underworld boss who is "past it". Along for the ride are his two colleagues and friends, Bear and Speed (the latter brilliantly played by the versatile Lee Ross).

Of course, the powers that be decide that Tone should be killed, and it's up to Bear and Speed to do it. As proof, Pops Den wants Tone's severed hand on his desk by 9am the following morning. And so, we are taken on a whirlwind of a night through East London with the boys struggling against their moral consciences, while Tone looks forward to a life with his girlfriend and new baby.

There are pieces of genius in this movie. There is a memorable scene in a brothel where a disillusioned twenty year old prostitute tells her life story with violent consequences, and one can't help but be touched when, in front of his macho colleagues, Tone sings a gentle lullaby to his baby daughter over his mobile phone.

All in all, Hard Men was overlooked and ignored by the British filmgoing public. This is a shame because, while not in the same class as The Long Good Friday, it definitely gives the likes of Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels a good run for its money.


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