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Release Date:
14 July 2000 (UK) See more »
Some lines should never be crossed.
The film is based loosely around events in December 1995 that culminated in the murders of three drug dealers in Rettendon... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charlie Creed-Miles ... Billy Reynolds

Sean Bean ... Jason Locke
Gareth Milne ... Chippy

Alex Kingston ... Lisa Locke
Amelia Lowdell ... Nicole

Larry Lamb ... Peter Chase

Michael McKell ... Wayne Lovell

Holly Davidson ... Suzy Welch

Terence Rigby ... Henry Hobbs

Tom Wilkinson ... John Dyke

Billy Murray ... Perry Elley
George Jackos ... Kiri Christos
Sally Hurst ... Beverley
Louise Landon ... Jemma

Gary Love ... Detective
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Michael Andrew ... Boy 3 (uncredited)

Philip Howard ... Andrew - Blondes Nightclub in Southend (uncredited)
Richard Lewington ... Clubber (uncredited)
Stuart Walker ... Doorman (uncredited)

Directed by
Terry Winsor 
Writing credits
Jeff Pope (written by) and
Terry Winsor (written by)

Produced by
Pippa Cross .... executive producer
Paul Frift .... line producer
Jeff Pope .... producer
Original Music by
Colin Towns 
Cinematography by
John Daly (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Edward Mansell 
Casting by
Corinne Rodriguez 
Production Design by
Chris Edwards 
Art Direction by
Tim Stevenson 
Set Decoration by
Andy McLean 
Costume Design by
Sarah Lubel 
Makeup Department
Janis Gould .... makeup assistant
Hilary Martin .... hair designer
Hilary Martin .... makeup designer
Production Management
Simon Crook .... unit manager
Tracy Tucker .... assistant unit manager (as Tracey Tucker)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sara Desmond .... second assistant director
Emma Griffiths .... third assistant director
Andrew McEwan .... crowd assistant director
Richard Whelan .... first assistant director
Art Department
Keith Amey .... stand-by props
Vince Ball .... stand-by carpenter
Jim Cornish .... storyboard artist
Paul de Csernatony .... dressing props
Paul Gilpin .... additional art director
Michala Jermy .... stand-by props
Gerry Kelly .... stand-by painter
Warren Lever .... carpenter
Sam Lorimer .... construction manager
Tony Rycyk .... dressing props
Tony Rycyk .... stand-by property master
Duncan Wheeler .... production buyer
Tim Youngman .... property master
Sound Department
Chris Atkinson .... sound assistant
Christopher Atkinson .... sound assistant (as Chris Atkinson)
Mark Briscoe .... adr editor
Sandy Buchanan .... adr mixer
Craig Burns .... boom operator: second unit
Elizabeth Cresswell .... dialogue editor (as Elizabeth Price)
Simon Firsht .... boom operator
James Seddon .... dolby consultant
John Senior .... sound effects editor
Ian Voigt .... sound
John Whitworth .... re-recording mixer
Andy Wyatt .... re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Peter Ch. Arnold .... special effects technician
David Harris .... special effects technician
Graham Hills .... special effects technician
Christopher Longhurst .... special effects technician
Graham Longhurst .... special effects supervisor
Marc Cass .... stunts
Gabe Cronnelly .... stunt performer
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer (as Ray De Haan)
David Forman .... stunt performer
Joss Gower .... stunt driver
Nick Hobbs .... stunt performer
Phil Lonergan .... stunt performer
Tom Lucy .... stunt performer
Tina Maskell .... stunt performer
Gareth Milne .... stunt coordinator
Peter Pedrero .... stunts
Bill Weston .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
David Bourke .... best boy
Paul Chedlow .... still photographer
Nick Cox .... camera trainee
Dan Finnigan .... electrician
Tom Gates .... gaffer
Jeremy Gee .... camera operator
Will Humphris .... clapper loader
Gary Hymns .... grip
Micky May .... generator operator
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
Jamie Summers .... electrician
Roger Tooley .... steadicam operator
John Trew .... grip
Steve Wallace .... focus puller
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Johnathon de Domenico .... wardrobe supervisor
Sue Mewton .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Steve Farman .... negative cutter
Peter Ferrari .... grader
Kezia Martin .... assistant editor
Mark Neale .... first assistant editor
Paul Swann .... laboratory liaison
Location Management
Ben Rimmer .... location manager
Matthew Wortman .... location scout
Music Department
Iain Rousham .... music supervisor
Colin Towns .... music arranger
Colin Towns .... music programmer
Transportation Department
Mark-Oliver-Tlo .... picture car coordinator (as Mark Oliver)
Other crew
Danielle Brandon .... production coordinator
Phil Buckley .... title designer
Terry Connors .... production accountant
Pete Daly .... unit publicist
Dennis Davidson .... Publicity campaign (as Dennis Davidson & Associates)
Tim Desbois .... aerial coordinator
Mary Haddow .... script supervisor
Jason Horwood .... stand-in
Andrew Michael Jolley .... runner
Diana Lander .... unit nurse
Andrew Mannion .... production assistant
Vicky Marks .... floor runner
Garry Marriott .... medic: second unit (as Gary Marriott)
Greg Pearson .... armorer
Jason Potter .... assistant accountant
Joy Schoenborn .... post-production accountant
Bill Shephard .... head of production
Joan Washington .... dialect coach
Steven M. Smith .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence, language, sexuality and drug content
102 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Based on a true storySee more »
Billy Reynolds:[voiceover] See 'im, Peter, he's the top boy - he runs the show. And 'im, Wayne, does whatever Peter tells 'im. And Jason, well, every firm needs a mad acid-bath murderer, don't they?See more »
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
If you liked "Blue Velvet"..., 9 May 2005
Author: sharlyfarley

I didn't really like this movie, but had to admit it was compelling. Sean Bean gives a performance as the evil drug thug that compares favorably (if that's the word I want) with Dennis Hopper's crazed bully in "Blue Velvet." It's outstanding work, but if you're a Sharpe fan (and who isn't?) it may be a bit jarring. I mean, this guy throws acid in faces, beats his wife, laughs at suffering, rapes a teenager and strangles her more or less accidentally. That's in addition to selling the drugs and other criminal activities.

Bean is, in fact, so good at being bad, he almost tips the movie over. Alex Kingston and Jim Wilkinson - versatile, dependable and often outstanding actors themselves, do what they can to take a scene away from him, and never quite manage. Charlie Creed-Miles, as the innocent who gets drawn into all this, is quite convincingly intimidated.

An icy jazz score and crisp direction keep the story moving along at a brisk pace. You may be repulsed, but you probably won't be bored.

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