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The Debt Collector (1999)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  25 June 1999 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Nickie Dryden
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Gary Keltie
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Val Dryden
Iain Robertson ...
Flipper
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Lana
Alastair Galbraith ...
Colquhoun
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Catriona (as Shauna MacDonald)
Sandy Neilson ...
Duncan
Julie Wilson Nimmo ...
Young Girl (as Julie Wilson-Nimmo)
Alan Francis ...
Young man
James Thomson ...
Jobbie
Stephen Duguid ...
Kev (as Steven Duguid)
Matt Costello ...
Policeman (as Matt Costelloe)
Stuart Sinclair Blyth ...
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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£27,891 (UK) (11 June 1999)

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£27,891 (UK) (11 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

Val Dryden: Keltie came to the house today.
Nickie Dryden: That cunt came to the hoose?
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References Braveheart (1995) See more »

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Written & Performed by Lewis Taylor
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Short and sweet - some after thoughts
26 June 1999 | by (Edinburgh) – See all my reviews

Certainly no evidence of soft, sweet Edinburgh Rock here, instead a hard, boiled "soor ploom" of a film. The explicit realistic, yet necessary, violence does leave a shocked aftertaste, but this is mollified by some humourous sweeteners. Non Scots may wish to take a "universal translator" with them, but the use of dialect merely underlines the authenticity in the setting of the piece. Acting is superb and the story hangs together..well maybe except for the cheesy "tattoo" scene. I certainly would recommend it...and take plenty of sweeties!!


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