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Sexy Beast (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  13 July 2001 (USA)
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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cavan Kendall ...
Álvaro Monje ...
Robert Atiko ...
Nieves del Amo Oruet ...
Air Hostess
Enrique Alemán Fabrega ...
Gérard Barray ...
Spanish Official (as Gerard Barray)
José Maria Cano Ramos ...
Felipe's Friend 1 (as José Ma. Cano Ramos)
Desirée Erasmus ...
Santiago Frias Munoz ...
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Gal, Deedee, Aitch and Jackie, having left behind respective lives of ill-repute, bask in the sun of Spain and in the most essential brand of leisure. A hazy yarn of barbecues, beer and botched hunting expeditions make up their retirements, until a sudden and unforeseen disruption emerges from their past. Enter the childishly violent and hilariously edgy Don Logan. Through a series of side-splitting negotiations and irrevocable acts, retired crook Gal is forced to shake off the rust and accept one last mission, put forth by the menacing Logan, his ex-mentor. A heist of legendary proportion and personal implications, this job should make for one hell of an encore. Written by gjtackach@gmail.com

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, strong violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bestia salvaje  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£96,162 (UK) (12 January 2001)


$6,940,281 (USA) (21 December 2001)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The conversation in the kitchen between Gal and Don originally took place in the living room, but the director decided that a more domestic and less formal setting would be more effective. Also, the shot where Don kicks the cabinet doors was done in only one take; the director decided that coverage wasn't necessary. See more »


When the rock rolls down the hill and almost hits Gal, we see it passing at his right side. But when the rock falls in the pool, it's clearly at his left side. See more »


[first lines]
Gal: [Gal is sunbathing by poolside] Oh, yeah. Bloody hell. I'm sweating in here. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. It's like a sauna. Furnace. You can fry an egg on my stomach. Ohh, who wouldn't lap this up? It's ridiculous. Tremendous. Fantastic. Fan-dabby-dozy-tastic.
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G Spot
(Back In The Day Mix)
Performed & Written by Wayne Marshall
Produced by W. Marshall & O. Gittens
Additional Keyboard J. Chue
Courtesy of Soultown Records
Published by Westbury Music Ltd / House of Magic
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Go Ben, go!
25 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the movie in total was reasonably good, but not particularly memorable. However, Kingsley's performance made this a MUST see... particularly for those only familiar with Kingsley's Ghandiesque roles. His character is great - a small, but veritable rabid dog of a man fully versed in the art of conversational terror and humiliation. Again, the film isn't great, but provides more than a reasonable backdrop for Kingley's timeless performance. There is a fair amount of gore, but not gratuitous in my opinion, and it could even be considered somewhat modest by gangster movie standards. However, the psychological terror generated by Kingsley's character is something I will take with me for a very, very long time - and will become, for me at least, the standard by which all similar characters are measured.

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