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Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife... See full summary »

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Cast

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Leo
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Lily
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Troy
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Elmo
Brian Conley ...
Bruno
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Moose (as Tiny Lister)
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Gloria
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Caspar
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Roscoe
Michael Attwell ...
Magnus
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Dom
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Arnie
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Helen
Louise Rolfe ...
Julie
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Bruno, a sadistic criminal, wants clever con man Leo out of the way. Leo and his equally clever wife, Lily, are up to something. So too is Julius: he hires Leo to kill Gloria, Julius's wife. Leo does it, but then Julius shows up with the murder on tape, saying Gloria isn't his wife - it's blackmail. Leo's bookie, Troy, is also closing in, wanting to be paid. Bruno and Lily as well as Bruno and Julius have their own scams running, and Leo is their target. Maybe Leo can get Troy off his back, avoid Moose (Bruno's huge enforcer), send Gloria's corpse out of England, turn the tables on Bruno's murderous brother Caspar, and outfox Lily. Or is Lily his fox? It's a three-ring circus. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Don't trust any of these clowns

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Rated R for strong violence, sexuality and language | See all certifications »
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5 May 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£164,067 (UK) (5 May 2000)

Gross:

$8,406 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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Trivia

The ad for "Shannon, Brighton's Most Convincing Pre-Op TRANSEXUAL" actually shows 1940's Hollywood actress 'Lake, Veronica'. See more »

Quotes

Troy: Nuh, nuh, nuh. Another one bites the dust! Duh-nuh nuh, nuh, nuh. Another one bites the dust! And another one down, another one down- another one bites the dust! Ooh. I'm gunna git you boy, another one bites the dust, DUH-nuh.
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Connections

Features The Lady from Shanghai (1947) See more »

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That's Life
Written by Dean Kay and Kelly Gordon
Performed by Hinda Hicks
Hinda Hicks appears courtesy of Universal-Island Records
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Had it's moments..but not enough to keep me interested.
25 April 2002 | by (Bedfordshire,England) – See all my reviews

Over the last few years the British film industry has made countless films like Circus , some brilliant some not so brilliant. Circus comes under the " Not so brilliant" catagory .The problem with this movie is that it tries to be far to clever for it's own good, which leaves the viewer bemused by the plot and in the end not caring what ,or if there is a final twist. The acting is good by most of the cast.John Hannah is convincing as a con man and Eddie Izzard is fantastic as the loan shark (why couldnt we se more of him?)but Brian Conley is not so convincing as the gangland boss. Every time he grimaces and tries to look nasty he looks like he is about to start laughing. Which is what you might do when you enter the circus for an hour and a half. 5 out of 10


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