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Sexy Beast (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  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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Gal
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Cavan Kendall ...
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Álvaro Monje ...
Enrique
Robert Atiko ...
Andy
Nieves del Amo Oruet ...
Air Hostess
Enrique Alemán Fabrega ...
Pilot
Gérard Barray ...
Spanish Official (as Gerard Barray)
José Maria Cano Ramos ...
Felipe's Friend 1 (as José Ma. Cano Ramos)
Desirée Erasmus ...
Jean
Santiago Frias Munoz ...
Policia 2
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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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Rated R for pervasive language, strong violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£96,162 (UK) (12 January 2001)

Gross:

$6,940,281 (USA) (21 December 2001)
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Reportedly the other actors were so stunned by ferocity of Ben Kingsley's performance that they occasionally forgot their lines and much of the fear in their performances wasn't difficult to act. See more »

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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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Daddy Rollin' Stone
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The best Brit gangster movie since The Long Good Friday
5 March 2002 | by (Alaska, USA) – See all my reviews

I just don't know why this movie didn't get a large release in America despite Kingsley being up for yet another very justified Oscar. It manages to be tense, funny, and totally absorbing all at the same time. The story is told at breakneck speed and never lets up for a second. All the performances are incredible, most notably Ray Winstone, Amanda Redman and Lovejoy himself, Ian McShane, but as everyone points out, Kingsley just steals the show even when he is not onscreen. If this movie doesn't get a major big screen release in the States, it will be a crime larger than any job that Don Logan or Teddy Bass could plan.


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