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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels -- Four London working class stiffs pool their money to put one in a high stakes card game, but things go wrong and they end up owing half a million pounds and having one week to come up with the cash.

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Director:
Writer:
Guy Ritchie (written by)
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Release Date:
28 August 1998 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Disgrace to Criminals Everywhere. See more »
Plot:
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 13 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Seriously addictive movie - The most balanced movie ever made? See more (509 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jason Flemyng ... Tom

Dexter Fletcher ... Soap

Nick Moran ... Eddy

Jason Statham ... Bacon

Steven Mackintosh ... Winston

Nicholas Rowe ... J
Nick Marcq ... Charles
Charles Forbes ... Willie (as Charlie Forbes)

Vinnie Jones ... Big Chris
Lenny McLean ... Barry The Baptist
Peter McNicholl ... Little Chris

P.H. Moriarty ... Hatchet Harry

Frank Harper ... Dog
Steve Sweeney ... Plank
Huggy Leaver ... Paul
Ronnie Fox ... Mickey
Tony McMahon ... John

Stephen Marcus ... Nick The Greek

Vas Blackwood ... Rory Breaker

Sting ... JD
Jake Abraham ... Dean

Rob Brydon ... Traffic Warden (as Robert Brydon)
Stephen Callender-Ferrier ... Lenny
Steve Collins ... Boxing Gym Bouncer
Elwin 'Chopper' David ... Nathan
Vera Day ... Tanya
Jimmy Flint ... Don

Alan Ford ... Alan / Narrator
Sid Golder ... Phil (as Sydney Golder)
Alex Hall ... Slick
John Houchin ... Doorman
Derek Howard ... Policeman

Danny John-Jules ... Barfly Jack
Bal Jusar ... Gordon
Tim Maurice-Jones ... Drowning Man

Victor McGuire ... Gary
Mark Mooney ... Serg
Suzy Ratner ... Gloria
David Reid ... Samoan Jo (as David 'Disco' Reid)
Graham Stevens ... Policeman
James Tarbuck ... John O'Driscoll

Andrew Tiernan ... Man In Pub (as Andy Tiernan)
Richard Vanstone ... Frazer

Matthew Vaughn ... Yuppy In Car
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Directed by
Guy Ritchie 
 
Writing credits
Guy Ritchie (written by)

Produced by
Stephen Marks .... executive producer
Georgia Masters .... co-producer
Peter Morton .... executive producer
Angad Paul .... executive producer
Sebastian Pearson .... associate producer
Jan Roldanus .... associate producer
Trudie Styler .... executive producer
Steve Tisch .... executive producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos .... line producer
Matthew Vaughn .... producer
Jon Slan .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
David A. Hughes 
John Murphy 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Maurice-Jones (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Niven Howie 
 
Casting by
Celestia Fox 
Guy Ritchie 
 
Production Design by
Iain Andrews 
Eve Mavrakis 
 
Set Decoration by
Jacalyn Hyman  (as Jacalyn [Jack] Hyman)
 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Collie 
 
Makeup Department
Elle Cossington .... haircutter: Nick Moran, Mahogany Designs Ltd.
Rebekah McVitie .... makeup artist
Linda A. Morton .... hair supervisor
Linda A. Morton .... makeup supervisor
Ros Peat .... makeup artist
Robyn Robbins .... haircutter: Dexter Fletcher, Mahogany Designs Ltd.
Catherine Scoble .... chief hair designer
Catherine Scoble .... chief makeup designer
 
Production Management
Adam Bohling .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Burt .... third assistant director
David Reid .... first assistant director (as David 'Disco' Reid)
Daniel Toland .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alex Chandon .... props hand (as Alex 'Jackie' Chandon)
Phil Donoghue .... special props and effects
Rupert Gartrell .... stand-by carpenter
Nick Gottschalk .... art department assistant
Shay Leonard .... props hand
Simon Morrissey .... props master
Hannah Moseley .... assistant art director
Susie Plant .... props runner
Fanny Taylor .... props buyer
Martin Turner .... scenic artist
Julian Weaver .... on-set advance rigger
Peter Wignall .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... adr recordist
Matthew Collinge .... sound designer
Matthew Collinge .... sound effects
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor
Henry Dobson .... sound re-recording mixer
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator (as Arthur Turner)
Arthur Fenn .... sound maintenance engineer (as Arthur Turner)
Simon Hayes .... sound recordist (as Simon 'Purple' Hayes)
Scott Jones .... adr recordist
Marc Lawes .... foley editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (as Clare Mahoney)
Graham McCarthy .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Danny Sheehan .... supervising sound editor
Jez Spencer .... foley editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Scott Jones .... foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Casper Lailey .... special effects technician (as Caspar Lailey)
Ken Lailey .... special effects supervisor
Alastair Vardy .... special effects technician (as Alistair Vardy)
 
Visual Effects by
Martin Body .... rostrum cameraman
Rob Gordon .... digital online editor
Courtney Vanderslice .... head of production: Cinesite
Paul Lambert .... digital artist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Richard Graydon .... stuntman
Sy Hollands .... stunt driver (as Sy Holland)
Glenn Marks .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Bateman .... generator operator (as Ray 'Basher' Bateman)
Catharine Brown .... camera trainee
Andy Duncan .... gaffer (as Andrew Duncan)
Matthew Hale .... focus puller (as Mathew Hale)
Dean Kennedy .... best boy
Jake Marcuson .... clapper loader
Richard Oxley .... electrician
Sebastian Pearson .... still photographer
Peter Wignall .... Steadicam operator: "a" camera
Peter Wignall .... camera operator
Terry Williams .... camera grip
 
Casting Department
Emma Buckley .... assistant casting director
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sue Coates .... dresser
Lisa Shanley .... assistant costume designer (as Lisa Stanley)
 
Editorial Department
Heather Clarke .... post-production coordinator
Martin McGlone .... color grader
Matt Reed .... assistant editor
Kurt Smith .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Nicola Fletcher .... music supervisor
Daniel L. Griffiths .... additional score production
Laurence Kaye .... music supervisor
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Greg Francis .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Mark Hinton Stewart .... assistant music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Martin Alylmore .... driver (as Martin Aylemore)
John Beach .... driver
John Botton .... driver
Frank Church .... driver
Debbie Holland .... driver
Javid Kahn .... driver
Carlos Peres .... driver (as Carlos 'Senna' Peres)
John Quinn .... driver
John Stone .... driver
Roger Sturtridge .... driver
Mark White .... transportation
Chris Williams .... driver
 
Other crew
Charles Bodycomb .... armourer (as Charlie Bodycomb)
Dan Cadan .... runner
Heather Clarke .... production assistant
Ayo Davis .... production assistant
Lyn Gaskin .... set runner (as Lyn P Gaskin)
Gwendoline Hayat .... production coordinator (as Gwenda Hayat)
Kathy Hughes .... script supervisor
Albert James .... security: High Risk Security
Jessica Kirsh .... unit publicist: Spirit Publicity
Lucy Knight .... set runner
Johanna Pilgrim .... assistant to producer and director
Jules Powell .... set runner (as Jules Digby)
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Paragon/Handmade
Tina Shadick .... location accountant (as Christina Shadick)
Brian Shemmings .... health and safety: H&S Advisory Service
Eddie Standish .... location manager
Karen Walter .... production accountant
Laura Zatloukal .... production assistant
 
Thanks
Barry Bloom .... with thanks to
Kathy Ceaton .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of
Robert Clark .... with thanks to
Lucy Currie .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of
Janet de Botton .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of (as Janet De Botton)
Rebecca Green .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of
Holly Greet .... thanks: the costume department wish to thank
Lenny McLean .... in memory of: The Guv'nor
Vinay Melwani .... with thanks to
Leon Morgan .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of
Kate Myers .... with thanks to
Taha Ali Reza .... acknowledgment: this film would not have been possible without the help of (as Taha Alireza)
Jane Sutor .... with thanks to
Scott Walterschied .... thanks
 

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
107 min | 120 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
Lenny McLean was ill during filming with what he believed was the flu. After filming had ended he was hospitalized and initially told that he had pleurisy. However, tests revealed that he had lung cancer which had metastasized to his brain.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Rory Breaker and his crew back the van in front of the boys' house, it backs up onto the curb. When everyone is shot and Nathan starts up the van, it's off the curb.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bacon:Right. Let's sort the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy, and those who trust me from the ones who don't, because if you can't see value here today, you're not up here shopping. You're up here shoplifting. You see these goods? Never seen daylight...
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319 out of 373 people found the following review useful.
Seriously addictive movie - The most balanced movie ever made?, 18 December 1999
Author: CriticNick from NY, USA

The first time I saw this movie I had difficulty in understanding a lot of the dialogue not just because of the weird accent, but because the actors spoke so damn fast. But despite this I became literally addicted to it. To begin with my wife got pretty annoyed because any other movie we rented would be ejected after about 20 minutes of viewing and in would go LS&2SB. Now she is hooked as well.

I have lost count of the number of times I have seen LS&2SB and still cannot put my finger on why I find this movie so good to watch. I suppose the most obvious feature of this movie is that it is beautifully balanced between being serious and humorous at the same time. The characters are two-dimensional. The villains are menacing, and yet they are made to look like idiots, and the good guys think they are so smart yet keep getting the rug pulled from under them. They are all projected as 'cool' yet the situation is always out of their control. Maybe it could be called a satire on true life.

The style of this movie is unique, full stop. I cannot think of any movie that can be compared to LS&2SB. Quite a few people say that the style is a mix of 'Pulp Fiction', 'Goodfellas', 'Trainspotting' and 'Reservoir Dogs', but I think that you would make that kind of description only if you are really desperate to match LS&2SB to something.

The best description I can think of is 'MTV does a crime comedy', and I honestly don't think there is anything wrong with that. Like music videos, it is all non-stop movement and sound. Something is always happening but unlike music videos, not without reason.

The humor is incredibly sharp yet 'as a matter of fact'. No one is really trying to be extraordinarily funny, but again it is the balance between being menacingly serious and funny that the humor really flies at you. I think that it is for this reason that a few people are really disappointed with LS&2SB. If you are expecting a 'belly laugh Leslie Nielson, Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, typecasted' type all out comedy, or a serious 'Al Pacino, Andy Garcia, DeNiro typecasted crime thriller, you will find this movie a big let down.

My favorite characters are Rory Breaker (Vas Blackwood) and Big Chris (Vinnie Jones) mainly because their two dimensional over-the-top characters are the most obvious. Big Chris takes his son with him debt collecting, and while he beats up someone who owes chastises him for swearing in front of his son and Rory Breaker is the most idiotic drug-lord you could come up with.

I haven't even mentioned the excellent and unique camerawork, speaker blowing soundtrack, beautifully threaded plot, perfect ending and the grittiest visuals I've seen. You wont see any reflective glass laden sky scrapers here, or 'over head city shots', or incredible special effects. This movie has actors I have never heard of, dialogues that you have to rewind and replay to understand, buildings that look as though they have been condemned for demolition, cars that wouldn't even be seen in our scrap yards, has probably been made with a budget that most movies in Hollywood use for make-up alone, has no love scenes, or romance or complex relationships, no Oscar-worthy performances, and yet is perfect entertainment.

Where our movies normally rely on budgets, this movie works on human talent alone.

If any movie deserves a 10 out of 10, then this is it.

'And there's one more thing...............it's been emotional'

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