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Ray
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Sadie
John Beckett ...
John
William Scully ...
Bill
Mark Burdis ...
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Perry Benson ...
Tony
Lisa Marsh ...
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Ray Burdis ...
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Dominic Anciano ...
Dominic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Ali Brown
Victor Bruce
Simon Chapman
Serna Cook
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Storyline

The film opens with the cast gathering after the funeral of Jude to see a film he had been working on for two years. It turns out that the film is secret videos of all those gathered together in their most despicable moments including thievery, spousal abuse, adultery, etc. The revelations remove the masks from the so-called close friends. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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The camera never lies...it's a pity about friends

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Rated R for language, sexuality, drug use and some violence | See all certifications »
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24 September 1999 (UK)  »

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Final Cut  »

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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All the characters in the film (except Tony, played by Perry Benson) share their forename with the actors playing them. This gimmick was repeated in the directors' follow-up film, _Love, Honor and Obey (2000)_. See more »

Quotes

Jude: Who was that? What was she doing? Well, I might reveal it... and I might not. I have to keep you on the edge of your seats. You see that's the joy of making a cutting edge film. Real life on celluloid. Stay tuned!
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Disappointed that so much ended up as so little
10 March 2001 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I recently watched Final Cut on video. I thought that some of the camera work was very clever and, to me, original. I was very intrigued by the premise of somebody making a film by manipulating friends as well as recording them on a candid camera. However I was hugely disappointed. The idea of letting the actor's improvise is very good, if the director/writer are able to distill that into a sharp image for the audience. I felt that that was where Final Cut falls down heavily. Ray Winstone was forced? /allowed? to dominate the film in a way which ended up as being very unbalanced.On the other hand it appeared that others were left to flounder and turn in some very hackneyed work. Some scenes worked while a large number were, for me completely irrelevant. In a number of areas my impression was that a very good and interesting premise was ruined by a lack of discipline on the part of those behind the fim.


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