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Rancid Aluminum (2000)
"Rancid Aluminium" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Drama  |  21 January 2000 (UK)
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Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do ... See full summary »

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Pete Thompson
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Sean Deeny
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Sarah Thompson
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Mr Kant
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Dr Jones
Dani Behr ...
Charlie
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Trevor
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Harry the dealer
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Mr. Kant's bodyguard Naz (as Olegario Fedoro)
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Doctor
Brian Hibbard ...
Giovanni
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BMW Man (as Steven Speirs)
Joshua Richards ...
Police officer
Mariusz Czajka ...
Mittelmaier
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Pete Thompson thinks he has it all. However, following the death of his father his close friend and accountant reveals the company he has been left is bust and the only way out is to do business with the Russian mafia. His life and heart are on the line when he leave to restore the fortunes of the family firm. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content, violence, language and drug use | See all certifications »
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21 January 2000 (UK)  »

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Rancid Aluminum  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£157,584 (UK) (21 January 2000)

Gross:

ESP 4,335,525 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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The last film of Barry Foster. See more »

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It's Rancid Alright
12 October 2005 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This is a film that had a lot to live down to . on the year of its release legendary film critic Barry Norman considered it the worst film of the year and I'd heard nothing but bad things about it especially a plot that was criticised for being too complicated

To be honest the plot is something of a red herring and the film suffers even more when the word " plot " is used because as far as I can see there is no plot as such . There's something involving Russian gangsters , a character called Pete Thompson who's trying to get his wife Sarah pregnant , and an Irish bloke called Sean . How they all fit into something called a " plot " I'm not sure . It's difficult to explain the plots of Guy Ritchie films but if you watch any of his films I'm sure we can all agree that they all posses one no matter how complicated they may seem on first viewing . Likewise a James Bond film though the plots are stretched out with action scenes . You will have a serious problem believing RANCID ALUMINIUM has any type of central plot that can be cogently explained

Taking a look at the cast list will ring enough warning bells as to what sort of film you'll be watching . Sadie Frost has appeared in some of the worst British films made in the last 15 years and she's doing nothing to become inconsistent . Steven Berkoff gives acting a bad name ( and he plays a character called Kant which sums up the wit of this movie ) while one of the supporting characters is played by a TV presenter presumably because no serious actress would be seen dead in this

The only good thing I can say about this movie is that it's utterly forgettable . I saw it a few days ago and immediately after watching I was going to write a very long a critical review warning people what they are letting themselves in for by watching , but by now I've mainly forgotten why . But this doesn't alter the fact that I remember disliking this piece of crap immensely


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