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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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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 »
NewsDesk:
(80 articles)
Guy Ritchie to Direct ‘Aladdin’ Live-Action Movie for Disney
 (From Variety - Film News. 10 October 2016, 11:29 AM, PDT)

Ritchie To Direct Musical?
 (From WENN. 1 May 2009, 5:06 AM, PDT)

Cinematical Seven: Adrenaline Fueled Movies
 (From Cinematical. 16 April 2009, 8:02 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
''And there's one more thing...it's been emotional' says one of the Slickest 'Gangster' flicks ever! See more (529 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

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
Trudie Styler .... executive producer
Steve Tisch .... executive producer
Ronaldo Vasconcellos .... line producer
Matthew Vaughn .... producer
Jan Roldanus .... associate producer (uncredited)
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)
Rupert Gartrell .... stand-by carpenter
Nick Gottschalk .... art department assistant
Sophy King .... props hand
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
Phil Donoghue .... special props and effects (uncredited)
Peter Wignall .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tony Anscombe .... adr recordist
Matthew Collinge .... sound designer
Matthew Collinge .... sound effects
Henry Dobson .... re-recording mixer
Arthur Fenn .... sound maintenance engineer (as Arthur Turner)
Simon Hayes .... sound recordist (as Simon 'Purple' Hayes)
Scott Jones .... foley recordist
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist (as Clare Mahoney)
Graham McCarthy .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Danny Sheehan .... supervising sound editor
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Steve Cook .... sound supervisor (uncredited)
Arthur Fenn .... boom operator (uncredited)
Scott Jones .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Marc Lawes .... foley editor (uncredited)
Jez Spencer .... foley editor (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 (uncredited)
Rob Gordon .... digital online editor (uncredited)
Paul Lambert .... digital artist (uncredited)
Courtney Vanderslice .... head of production: Cinesite (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 .... camera operator
Terry Williams .... camera grip
Peter Wignall .... steadicam operator: "a" camera (uncredited)
 
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)
 
Location Management
Eddie Standish .... location manager
 
Music Department
Nicola Fletcher .... music supervisor
Daniel L. Griffiths .... production assistant: Torch
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
Chris Williams .... driver
Mark White .... transportation (uncredited)
 
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)
Tina Shadick .... location accountant (as Christina Shadick)
Brian Shemmings .... health and safety: H&S Advisory Service
Karen Walter .... production accountant
Laura Zatloukal .... production assistant
Andrew Rosen .... production assistant: Paragon/Handmade (uncredited)
 
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
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
107 min | 120 min (director's cut)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Even though they did not share a single scene in this film, 18 years earlier, P.H. Moriarty and Dexter Fletcher did share a brief scene in The Long Good Friday (1980). Dexter was the little boy who was watching Bob Hoskins' car and Moriarty was 'Razors' Hoskin's driver/henchmen.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Tom speaks with Nick the Greek about buying weapons, Nick the Greek is playing a fruit machine. We hear the sound, but the machine clearly isn't working.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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Movie Connections:
References For a Few Dollars More (1965)See more »
Soundtrack:
Police and ThievesSee more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
''And there's one more thing...it's been emotional' says one of the Slickest 'Gangster' flicks ever!, 11 May 2008
Author: Chrysanthepop from Fraggle Rock

'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' is one of those films that I can watch x number of times and still enjoy it as much as I did in the first viewing. This is pretty much what an action gangster flick should be like. It has all the required ingredients. The action, humour, drama and suspense balance extremely well. Ritchie's writing and direction are excellent as not only does the film keep one at the edge of his/her seat but the characters (including minor ones) are rich. They're over-the-top but that only works for the film. While the bad guys think they're powerful and all, they're actually portrayed as dumb and the good guys think they're clever and have all the answers to their problems when they're actually not so bright. The characters are portrayed as cool yet they end up getting caught in a mess. The film too is somewhat satirical as it reflects a part of life e.g. the closeness between the four friends, the son following the father's (Big Chris's) footsteps. The humour is mostly dark with sharp, witty and funny dialogues and hilarious situations. It all seems a 'natural' part of the story. Shot in DV, the camera-work and use of music is very effective. The film has a raw and gritty look yet the execution of it makes it very stylish. Richie uses the same style in 'Snatch'. He should become an auteur and make more movies of this kind as it is clearly his fort (remember his disastrous attempt at romance with 'Swept Away'?). All the actors, whether it's Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham or more recognized faces like Vinnie Jones and Sting, seem to naturally fit their parts. 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' is one of the coolest 'gangster' flicks. A must watch to those who love action films that have both substance and entertainment.

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