A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.
Billy Bob Thornton,
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Bi-polar mall security guard Ronnie Barnhardt is called into action to stop a flasher from turning shopper's paradise into his personal peep show. But when Barnhardt can't bring the culprit to justice, a surly police detective, is recruited to close the case.
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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
For the karaoke scenes, the actors pre-recorded their singing. See more »
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So would you like to join us for a drink?
Sorry mates I'm busy.
I tell you what, tell me about your character, 'cause I am your biggest fan
I told you I'm busy, I'm waiting for someone.
Now, when you stage kiss, do you use tounges or no tounges?
Come on, I'm only having a joke
Oh, Look. My boyfriends here.
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From the hilarious opening karaoke sequence (which I can and will watch again and again) I found myself enjoying this film immensely. Although at times disjointed the laughs came thick and fast as visual and verbal jokes flew around. The sex and violence was always played for laughs and often just suggested rather than displayed in gory detail. Just thinking of the blow up doll, the erect arabs and 'say something in Italian' still makes me laugh (now you need to watch to find out what I'm talking about).The many karaoke scenes in the film were occasionally over-indulgent but still good fun especially Elvis.
As for the ending being described by some as 'too serious' - how can this fancy dress scene be anything but out and out comedy?
Don't expect a cinematic gangster masterpiece - this is purely good fun and although not as clever and twisting as Lock, Stock it will stick in my mind for a long time. To Anciano and Burdis I say "more of this please or I'll throw you in the river!"
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