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Icarus Descending (1998)

Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." ... See full summary »

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Philip Ayckbourn ...
Hayden Lorry
Julie Rivier ...
Lizbeth Hiver
David Brainard ...
Manny Varjak
Todd Mei ...
Johnny Sing
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Professor Arthur Ayers
Robin Mukherjee ...
Godwin Keyes
Andrew Balmforth ...
Tolly Martin
Marissa Afton ...
Ginny Novak
Binky Greene ...
Dick Delieuze
Nick Harris ...
Riordan
David Crockford ...
Rock Thompson
Valentin Gerlier ...
Joseph Bannion, Lounge Piano Player
Robin Wilkowski ...
Hitwoman
Elvira Tanassescu ...
Lilith Alisdaire
Steve Edwards ...
Rico Boyer
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Hayden K. Lorry is a British military operative who gets embroiled in a caper to track down an ancient Grecian Urn, called the Icarus Urn, or more appropriately named, the "Urn of Death." Lisabeth O'Shaughnessy is the elusive femme fatale who seduces Lorry into thinking he can save both himself and O'Shaughnessy by locating the urn. But who is O'Shaughnessy: needing and vulnerable damsel or complotting and villainous dame? Meanwhile, a myriad of hit men affiliated with various organizations, including the Alexander Boys (the gay mob), are trying to track down both the urn and Lorry. Written by Robert Banks

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Twenty-eight of the locations used were found in a 48-hour period by the directors before the first day of filming. See more »

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Ginny Novak: How would you like your steak cooked?
Hayden Lorry: Chicken-fried's the only way.
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Beguiling
8 October 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

As Arthur Ayers says 'We understand Plato and Kant better than they understood themselves' and so the same can be said for the writers, the viewers understand the film better than Mei and Edwards! The story is interesting, based in an anachronistic period of time, a rather peculiar leading lady, sadly the weakest link and a clever use of philosophy, archaeology and Shakespeare. Best viewed inebriated with a cocktail shaker in one hand and a chilled Martini in the other. If there's one thing I learnt from this film, it's the fact that London is closer to the cliffs of the South Coast than I originally thought. I plan to do the same run the killers did in the CHASE.


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