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

 -  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
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Giovanni
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BMW Man (as Steven Speirs)
Joshua Richards ...
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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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Rancid Aluminum  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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£157,584 (UK) (21 January 2000)

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

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Written by Ali Friend, David Ayers, Richard Thair, Byron Wallen
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A misunderstood parody
11 January 2003 | by (Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

I'm often amused, and sometimes amazed, at the negative reviews given for films which I enjoyed, and where I think the reviewers missed the point of the whole thing. This was roundly criticized by several reviewers who evaluated it entirely as an attempt at serious action/drama, and overlooked the satire and tongue-in-cheek nature of the whole thing. The story was not only unbelievable, but fantastic. The characterization were shallow because they are caricatures; the bumbling son and heir, his avaricious and disloyal "friend" and partner who engages in an absurdly elaborate scheme to gain control of his business; the type cast Russian "Mafioso," their "femme fatale," whose bizarre actions go beyond the absurd. I think the scenario where our hero tries to establish an airtight alibi by producing a condom with DNA material from both him and her (despite the fact he could have produced the real thing a few hours earlier) is one of the funniest sequences I've ever seen in a movie. Lighten up out there! You missed a very funny movie.


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