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Shadow Run (1998)

Haskell (Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of ... See full summary »

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Haskell
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Landon-Higgins
Matthew Pochin ...
Edward Joffrey
Rae Baker ...
Julie
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Larcombe
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Melchior
Rupert Frazer ...
Maunder
Leslie Grantham ...
Liney
Tim Healy ...
Daltrey
Emma Reeve ...
Victoria Robertson
Katherine Reeve ...
Zee Robertson
Angela Douglas ...
Bridget
Maurice Thorogood ...
Walter
Richard Tuck ...
Morton
John Bray ...
Hallam
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Haskell (Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of radio contact with the main security firm). He assembles a team to carry out the heist, but things don't go according to plan and Haskell begins to think his boss might be double crossing him. Add to this, a teenage boarding school pupil has already witnessed some of the meetings of the team and Haskell's in real trouble. Written by Marjorie Johns <marjorie@citizencaine.org>

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A hardened gangster plans to steal £100 million in 20 minutes... and take full advantage of the shadow run. All he has to fear is his partner.

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24 June 1998 (Iceland)  »

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Eglimata sti skia  »

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Final film appearance of Angela Douglas. See more »

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In one scene where Haskell talks on his car phone, he is wearing sunglasses, a lavender shirt, and a purple tie. After a brief cutaway, he is wearing eyeglasses, a dark blue shirt, and an orange tie (and while he had the earpiece up to his ear in the earlier shot, he now seems to be talking to a speaker-phone). Later on (that same day), he has returned to wearing the lavender shirt and purple tie. See more »

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Shadow Crawl
8 December 2004 | by (Coventry, England) – See all my reviews

Sir Michael Caine, gives us another fine enthralling performance in a movie that is anything but. Caine is a ruthless gangster thief, with a particular habit of killing people for the slightest discrepancy. The plot is quite clever in as much as it is a 'how to' guide of how to rob an armoured car when your mobile phone has no signal. (thanks for the tips guys). However, the movie is let down by an appalling script, awful support cast and probably the most annoying ensemble of child actors since OLIVER. The film does not gel well either as one scene sees Caine kill an old friend for embezzling some money from him, and another of him killing a single mum hooker simply because she talks too much, yet in Caine's final scene he is with a little boy who can now attach him to a couple of armoured car robberies, but does he kill him? NO. in fact he gives him his gold cigar clipper. There is nothing in the script to show that Caine holds any particular bond with the lad, or any affection for anyone but himself, so why the inconsistency?. It is also a crime that James Fox is grossly underused with his fart-and-you'll-miss-him screen time. great lead role acting by Caine, but put this movie on the ever growing 'bad Michael Caine movie' pile


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