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Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. ... See full summary »

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Beatrice
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Alan Furnace
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Paul Neville
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Bruno
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Mrs. Sturge
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Steve Davis
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Frank Rice
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Goodchild
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Angie
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Barman (Conrans)
Michael Carlin ...
Carlo
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Barman (Kings Head)
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Nurse (as Elisabeth Ash)
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Alan Furnace is a young man with the perfectly proper, quiet life of a London school teacher. But beneath all of that decency lies a burning desire for excitement and he just found it. She's a woman unlike any other: Unruly Irish eyes, Latin lips... her name is Beatrice, but on the streets they call her B. Monkey. She's about to take him on an outrageous, dangerous and sexy ride through the wild side of London. Written by Babalu

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Trouble never looked so good


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Rated R for strong sexuality and language, and for violence and drug content | See all certifications »

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$17,436 (USA) (10 September 1999)

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$34,524 (USA) (17 September 1999)
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Beatrice: Whoever thought I could find happiness in the middle of fucking nowhere?
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THEY CAN'T TAKE THAT AWAY FROM ME
Composed by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin (as George and Ira Gershwin)
Performed by Peggy Lee
Used by kind permission of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd.
Licensed courtesy of Blue Note, a division of Capitol Records Inc.
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Worthy of late-night cable
11 May 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Flipping channels one night, I came across a movie that promised Asia Argento, Rupert Everett and Johnathan Rhys-Meyers (big fan of his) and directed by the guy who did "Il Postino" so I decided to stick around and give it a chance. I should've watched trout fishing instead as that would've been more unpredictable than this. Argento is a revelation in this as she dominates each scene she's in and left me wanting more. Rhys-Meyers does well here as does Everett. The problem is that the movie is too predictable and the leading man is totally dull. When characters go on the run, of course the villains are going to catch up. When two totally different characters fall in love, of course they'll spend 1/3 of the movie arguing. When a thief says "this is my last job", of course you know it won't be. This screenplay seems to come out of a Cinema 101 course. Absolutely NOTHING original. There are tons of plot holes too. The most glaring is when Argento shows up at the house of a woman who threatens her boyfriend's job. How did she get the address? Did anyone re-read the script? Another note to filmmakers: Boring jazz makes boring movies. Jared Harris's choice of music almost put me to sleep. Is that really what you want your audience to do? John Carpenter used jazz in "The Fog" but it was nicely kept to the background but here it's annoying. If you're a fan of Argento, Everett or Rhys-Meyers then check out this movie. If you're not...well, there's always trout fishing. This is strictly a B-Movie that tries for atmosphere and action but just leaves you feeling bored.


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