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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 »
NewsDesk:
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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Big Chris was allegedly based on real life ex-gangster Dave Courtney.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Winston opens the security gate, he leaves the keys in the gate, then after Dog butts him and drags him to the stairs, Winston still has the keys in his hand. When he gets to the top of the stairs, the keys are no longer in his hand.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:
Referenced in Double or Nothing (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
18 With A BulletSee more »

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166 out of 205 people found the following review useful.
Have a butchers..., 1 March 2002
Author: Quag7 from Tucson, AZ

I was a total and complete sucker for this film.

If I were to write and direct a movie about gangsters or crime, this would be it. I wouldn't change one damn thing. Not a thing. Everything in this film was, to my eye, perfect - casting, the camerawork, the excellent dialogue ("It's been emotional.")

Now I don't have much to compare this to, and I've heard some criticism that it basically draws quite heavily from older British crime dramas. I've got a bunch of these on my queue to rent, but I doubt you could make a crime film better than this.

This film oozes with style, class, dark humor, plot twists and turns, and doesn't drag one bit. The casting and characterization is perfect, and Ritchie isn't afraid to move the cameras around; no pretense is really made here at "realism" - Ritchie doesn't mask the fact that it's a film and he runs with it.

I really don't think of myself as easily impressed, and I have seen a hell of a lot of films in my time, but this one instantly made my Top 10 after only a single viewing. Yes, I'm raving about it, and while it may not be "spiritually enriching" or contain any deep sociological content (which I actually do look for in films), somehow it still scores as one hell of a film; memorable and entertaining, and stands up well to multiple viewings.

I am a bit dismayed to see some of the marketing of this film comparing it to other things like Quentin Tarantino films or Trainspotting. It really does it a disservice because this film really is its own phenomenon and stands on its own two feet; if anything it is similar to Trainspotting and Tarantino films only because it actually has its own bold style.

Can't recommend it enough.

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