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The James Gang (1997)

After an audacious jewellery robbery the whole James family heads for home on the run with the obsessive detective Julia Armstrong in hot pursuit.

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Spendlove James
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Bernadette James
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Julia Armstrong
Darren Brownlie ...
Spendlove Jr.
David Brownlie ...
Spendlove Jr.
Lauren McMurray ...
Geraldine James
Lauren McCracken ...
Jessica James
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Graham Armstrong
Elaine Lordan ...
Simone
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Spanner
Caroline Berry ...
Bronwyn
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Storyline

Bernadette and her four children go to London to find their husband and father Spendlove, who left them alone a while back. When she finds him, her brother-in-law Frank offers Spendlove some money to return to Edinburgh with the family. But soon one night Bernadette unexpectedly robs a jewelry store and they have to head north, with obsessive cop Julia Armstrong on their tail. Written by Anonymous

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Armed and Dangerous - Do not approach under any circumstances!

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Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »
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7 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Die James Gang  »

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2.35 : 1
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Awful
24 October 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This movie lacks everything a good movie needs. The plot is rather idiotic and the characters remain very superficial with Mom James playing a key role: hit & run over and over again, and her boys (Spendlove Sr, Jr and Uncle Frank) making sure there is always an escape route. Except a few 'esthetic' shots which please the eye, even camerawork is not quite inviting a higher rate than it deserves: 1. There is however some goods news: the first frame in which a bird can vaguely be seen on a blue and musical background might give the viewer reason to believe a decent movie will unfold, and yes, sometimes there is a twist to the story which might surprise some viewers. Unfortunately I was not one of them.


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