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Circus (2000)

 -  Crime | Thriller | Drama  -  5 May 2000 (UK)
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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Christopher Biggins ...
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

Genres:

Crime | Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Also Known As:

Circul  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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$8,406 (USA) (15 September 2000)
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Fred Ward replaced Frederic Forrest at very short notice 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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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

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12 Hole Shoes
Written by Alex Heffes
Performed by The Alex Heffes Trio
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it's not the twists that make this film bad
9 September 2001 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I think that saying this film has too many is not what makes this film bad. The twists are not the problem of the film. The story is quite clever and could have been very cool if filmed right. The major problems why everyone is complaining about the twists in the film is that the film is just not fascinating enough to make people follow them. The film is badly shot (at least in comparison to its genre brother Lock, Stock). Worse: the characters are (although often well acted) just plain flat. The characters don't have enough time to be introduced well enough to let the viewer get involved with a single one of them, let alone understand them. Oh, and the locations are just terrible: locations-person (I didn't bother to watch the credits for your name) - get another job (maybe still photography or interior design)


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