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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ray Winstone and Kathy Burke previously appeared in Nil by Mouth (1997). 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 Harder They Come
Written by Jimmy Cliff
Performed by Ray Winstone
Backing vocals by Lisa Law
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An under-appreciated comic gem
8 July 2001 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

This film opened in London in April 2000 and was roundly panned as inept and self-indulgent. The 'Time Out' reviewer professed annoyance at the script's instant-classic nonsense line: 'Don't mac me off like a two-bob,' a imaginary bit of Sarf London street jargon. But the film's Jabberwocky dialogue is an essential part of its charm. It's a takeoff on cockney gangster films (Raymond Creed, head wideboy, is loosely modeled on Reg Kray, and is even mistakenly called 'Kray' in the DVD subtitling) and the violence is about as fearsome as that of a Roadrunner cartoon.

The best bits are tasteless and edgy, and certainly not everyone's cup of tea. A pathetic fat little hanger-on (Fat Alan) is forever being stabbed, clubbed, and tortured, or force-fed microdot LSD and made to eat dogfood. Another whingy gang member is chronically impotent and always being offered 'helpful' sexual advice from his colleague, who explains at one point how erections are caused by the penis bone being thrust forward from the spinal column during a state of sexual excitement.


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