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Love, Honor and Obey (2000)

Love, Honour and Obey (original title)
A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sadie
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Jude
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Ray Kreed
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Kathy
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Sean
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Maureen
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Matthew
Dominic Anciano ...
Dominic
Ray Burdis ...
Ray
John Beckett ...
John
Trevor Laird ...
Trevor (as Trevor H. Laird)
William Scully ...
Bill (as William Scully Q.G.M.)
Perry Benson ...
Perry 'Fat Alan'
Mark Burdis ...
Mark
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Storyline

Ray runs North London's most powerful criminal gang, and his nephew Jude is a polished and successful member. Jude's boyhood friend Jonny comes to Jude with an idea he wants to pitch to Ray; Jude is reluctant to mix friendship with business (and family), but he does arrange a meeting. Ray takes Jonny on (he uses his job as a courier to steal credit cards), but Jonny soon finds himself bored: the gang is more interested in goofing around and planning Ray's wedding than in fighting, havoc, and mayhem. Jonny wants violence, so he repeatedly tries to start trouble with the South London equivalent of Ray's gang. Will he succeed? If he does, will he find glory in war? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Love, Honor and Obey  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£316,667 (UK) (7 April 2000)

Gross:

$1,143 (USA) (9 February 2001)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This was the second of a planned trilogy, but due to its lackluster box-office performance that idea was shelved. See more »

Goofs

When Sadie is singing, her tiara disappears for one shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Heckeler: So would you like to join us for a drink?
Sadie: Sorry mates I'm busy.
Heckeler: I tell you what, tell me about your character, 'cause I am your biggest fan
Sadie: I told you I'm busy, I'm waiting for someone.
Heckeler: Now, when you stage kiss, do you use tounges or no tounges?
Sadie: Look, you.
Heckeler: [laughs] Come on, I'm only having a joke
Sadie: Oh, Look. My boyfriends here.
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Connections

References Fireball XL5 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Blue Peach
Written by Thierry Lang
Performed by Thierry Lang and His Trio
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I can watch this, again and again
24 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

From personal experience, I can understand the escalation of violence in the underworld of a large city like London. This film is a superb concise representation as such, but even more of a bonus is the humour that goes with it. Yes it can be childish, just like a Roadrunner cartoon or Tom and Jerry, but does that make it a bad thing? I think not. As for acting, considering the backgrounds of a lot of the actors, it's exceptionally well done. Note how almost all the characters have the same first names as their characters, which in turn makes it easier to keep up with. Some genuinely disturbing and violent scenes also add to the bitter-sweet mix, and possibly one of my all time favourite action scenes with a mass shoot out really get the adrenaline going.

All in all, if you get the chance to see it, do. It's a great "unheard" of film history, certainly up there with Lock Stock or Snatch.


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