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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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Now do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill ya See more (512 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
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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MPAA:
Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, sexuality and drug content
Runtime:
107 min | 120 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
Vera Day, who plays Tanya the dealer bars a striking resemblance to the character of Lady Fingers in the famous film, The Cincinnati Kid. A classic about a young card pro who takes on a older foe.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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Soundtrack:
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83 out of 142 people found the following review useful.
Now do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill ya, 12 December 1999
Author: Popcorn-28

I've avoided this movie for sometime now. Firstly because friends told me that it was 'Pulp Fiction'-ish (and boy do I hate that movie). Secondly, because its British and although I'm from South East London myself and love British television comedies, I have rarely found British humour well translated onto the big screen. Normally it is toned down to plain slap-stick goofy uncomplicated Inspector Cleuseau type humour tailored for American audiences.

But to find not just British, but straight-faced East London cockney-slang and swear filled humour in a really stylish movie was a revelation.

I have always believed that British humor, especially East London humor is much more sophisicated than American humour. Maybe the reason why American audiences have been more forthcoming with LS&2SB is that despite the accent, they finally 'get it' without having to have it remade into an American version, ala Faulty Towers and Threes company and other British comedies. Yet, I believe Tom Cruise is remaking the movie with an American cast. I suppose for those who just cannot understand English unless its spoken in an American accent. That is really a shame as there are so many diverse accents all around the world and LS&2SB could not have been done in any accent other than cockney.

Still, there are bits only the British will get, like the scene with the three guys pouncing on the traffic warden in the back of the van. That scene had me clutching my sides. Only someone living in London can feel true loathing for a traffic warden, the most hated person in Britain.

Cinemtography was superb. I wont go into who's already done the slow-mo's and stop action argument. It is near impossible to do anything in a movie today that has not already been done. You can either do nothing - or do whatever you can as long as it suits the mood and the flow of the movie, and Guy Ritchie just cannot be faulted. He projects the seedy, thin laned, miserable weathered London, yet with such style that you want to see more. The camera work could not have been better. Just see the projection of Eddy's unsteady, light-headed wooziness as he gets up from the gambling table having lost everything and owing even more. Brilliant.

The Soundtrack was as diverse and yet brilliant as I have ever heard in a movie. I dont want to look like waving the Union Jack here, but this movie shows that the British have a more diverse taste in music. From Reggae, to Ska, to Rock, to Mikis Theodorakis every track played just added to the scene showed.

In short, LS&2SB is a movie that just does not stop for a second, is full of refreshing humour, filmed with style, has a lively soundtrack, some violence thrown in for good measure, and a story with more twists and turns than a bowlfull of spaghetti.

Dont let this movie slip you by. You'll either love it, or hate it.

If this movie was not British, I'd give it an 8/10, but since it is, it gets 9/10 from me.

Favourite dialogue: Rory Breaker: If you hold back anything, I'll kill ya. If you bend the truth or I think your bending the truth, I'll kill ya. If you forget anything I'll kill ya. In fact, you're gonna have to work very hard to stay alive, Nick. Now do you understand everything I've said? Because if you don't, I'll kill ya.

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