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Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of ... See full summary »

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Iain Robertson ...
Highwayman Rob
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Chance
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Eddie
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Dennis
James Thornton ...
Catchpole
Terence Rigby ...
Harrison
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Lord Pelham
Karel Polisenský ...
Newgate Priest
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Liz
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Sir Oswald
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Viscount Bilston
David Foxxe ...
Lord Ketch
Jake Gavin ...
Newgate Gent
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Will Plunkett and Captain James Macleane, two men from different ends of the social spectrum in 18th-century England, enter a gentlemen's agreement: They decide to rid the aristocrats of their belongings. With Plunkett's criminal know-how and Macleane's social connections, they team up to be soon known as "The Gentlemen Highwaymen". But when one day these gentlemen hold up Lord Chief Justice Gibson's coach, Macleane instantly falls in love with his beautiful and cunning niece, Lady Rebecca Gibson. Unfortunately, Thief Taker General Chance, who also is quite fond of Rebecca, is getting closer and closer to getting both: The Gentlemen Highwaymen and Rebecca, who, needless to say, don't want to get any closer to him. But Plunkett still has a thing to sort out with Chance, and his impulsiveness gets all of them in a little trouble. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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Rated R for some strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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2 April 1999 (UK)  »

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Rob the Rich  »

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£760,281 (UK) (2 April 1999)

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$471,427 (USA) (22 October 1999)
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Robert Carlyle and Johnny Lee Miller have worked together before. They both starred in the 1996 cult classic "Trainspotting". See more »

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During the card game, Rochester feeds his dog chocolates. Cocoa is extremely toxic to canines and even the one or two pieces Rochester gives his dog would be enough to make it severely ill. See more »

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Judge Beresteade: Captain James Macleane, for drunkenness, unruly behavior, causing an affray and disturbing the King's, I hereby sentence you to be placed in the Knightsbridge debtors' jail and to be held there until you are sober. Take him away.
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The person in charge of overseeing the duel between Chance and Plunkett is listed as the "Dual Referee". See more »

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Spoofs Batman & Robin (1997) See more »

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Written by Martyn Jacques
Performed by The Tiger Lillies
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don't get your hopes up...
11 March 2000 | by (Berlin) – See all my reviews

... because while I thoroughly enjoyed this film, it seems from other user comments that I'm in the minority. Maybe not one for the philosopher (eek), there are some wonderful scenes here (- particularly the techno), and the great life adventure story originally portrayed. Go see for yourself!


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