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Sexy Beast (2000)

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 (as Alvaro Monje)
Robert Atiko ...
Andy
Nieves del Amo Oruet ...
Air Hostess
Enrique Alemán Fabrega ...
Pilot
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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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Sometimes It's Hard To Say No See more »

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Crime | Thriller

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

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13 July 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bestia salvaje  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£96,162 (UK) (12 January 2001)

Gross:

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

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Ben Kingsley is a non-smoker, so Don Logan never actually smokes his cigarettes. He puffs on them but doesn't inhale. 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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Goodbye Sweet Cavan See more »

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Referenced in 50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) See more »

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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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Big Bad Ben's Show!
9 June 2002 | by (Miami, Fl) – See all my reviews

Throughout film history, there have been so many grimacing villains that make us tremble as we watch their repugnant behaviors. The latest one is Don Logan from the film `Sexy Beast'. Ben Kingsley co-stars as Logan. His devious & energized performance make him the `king' of all villains that I have seen in film this year. Kingsley's performance was definitely oscar worthy. Logan is the scowling criminal who effortlessly tries to recruit a retired ex-thief in executing another score. Ray Winstone stars as the ex- bank robber. However, it was Kingsley who stole this show! The film does get a bit uneasy at times, and its beast representation definitely was not one of beauty. But for what it's worth `Sexy Beast' is Big Bad Ben's finest hour! *** Average


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