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The Debt Collector (1999)

Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen ... See full summary »

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Nickie Dryden
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Gary Keltie
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Val Dryden
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Lana
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Colquhoun
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Catriona (as Shauna MacDonald)
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James Thomson ...
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Policeman (as Matt Costelloe)
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Policeman (as Stuart Blyth)
Gordon Orr ...
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Mean, gritty, dirty and low and that's just the Policeman Gary Keltie (Ken Stott) out for retribution for the horrendous crimes against the helpless people of Edinburgh during the nineteen seventies, by notorious, torturous, and killer, debt collector Nickie Dryden (Billy Connolly). This is as hard as they come; giants of their professions one with a trade that needs to be kept secret and the other holding a grudge. Shot around the beautiful City of Edinburgh years later, with it coarse language and criminal underclass, we see the wrath of spite, hate, jealousy and violent vengeance all in the final showdown of justice and with it its uncompromising final debt to society. Written by Cinema_Fan

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25 June 1999 (UK)  »

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£27,891 (UK) (13 June 1999)
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As a condition of funding from the Glasgow Film Fund, Glasgow locations stand in for most of the film's Edinburgh settings. See more »

Quotes

Colquhoun: You're a grumpy old cunt. I almost got used to having you around.
Gary Keltie: You're a grumpy old cunt, sir!
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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Mist Covered Mountains of Home
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Arranged by Major Gavin Stoddart
Performed by The Lone Piper
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Powerhouse performances from the main actors
20 November 2000 | by (London, Home Counties, South East) – See all my reviews

Ken Stott who is the policeman who just keeps on hounding Billy Connolly an ex-con, even after the latter has served his sentence, puts in a really brilliant performance. Francesca Annis as Connolly's wife is very good as well. Well paced and riveting throughout this film is well worth seeing when one is sick of all the bang-wham of the big American movies.


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