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The Criminal (1999)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  January 2001 (UK)
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A musician is plunged into a world of femmes fatales, espionage, deceit, state-ordered executions and trial by media.

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Jasper Rawlins
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Det. Insp. Walker
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Peter Hume
Natasha Little ...
Sarah Maitland
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Mason
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Det. Sgt. Rebecca White
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Harris
Jana Carpenter ...
Grace
Justin Shevlin ...
The Barker
Barry Stearn ...
Noble
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Clive
Timothy Bateson ...
Thomas
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Arsey Barmaid
Matthew Blackmore ...
Guy
Ingrid Bradley ...
Scantily dressed woman
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Jasper Rawlins, a none-too-successful musician, finds himself chatting with a beautiful woman at his neighborhood bar. She goes home with him, direct and frank in answer to his nervousness. During the night, someone breaks into his flat and cuts her throat. He runs into the arms of the police, who dismiss his story, but release him while they search for the weapon. He investigates the crime, and over the next few days, meets a knowing pornographer, hit men, and other schemers. As dead bodies pile up wherever he goes, the police are soon looking for him with guns drawn. As he discovers secrets about a shadowy corporation, the police close in. Can he find someone to trust? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Innocence Is No Protection

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Peter Hume: The refugees, genocide... they're just a sideshow, distracting everyone from the real agenda: power and influence.
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This is what is called being in the wrong place at the wrong time
15 May 2001 | by (Ramat Gan, Israel) – See all my reviews

i think naf' said about gangster films in england.. but this is "the movie" it's amazing! it's kinda like a mix between guy richie and david lynch just without the bulls**t! it's a really brilliant! when u'll think u finally getting it.. even at the end... you'll than see once again that you wrong and this movie is even brilliant than you thought it is.. that this movie is one of the best movies i've ever saw.. i liked snatch and lsn2sb a lot! i gave them both 9 or 10.. but this one is da' best i saw in the genre


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