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Beautiful Creatures -- Rachel Weisz and Susan Lynch star as two sexy vixens who cover up the accidental murder of a jerk boyfriend and concoct a hilarious scheme to collect a huge ransom.
Beautiful Creatures -- Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them.


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Release Date:
19 January 2001 (UK) See more »
Dorothy & Petula Have A Body To Die For See more »
Two girls thrown together by their boyfriends' violence accidentally kill one of them. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Rachel Turns More Heads As A Blonde
 (From WENN. 8 January 2001)

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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Lynch ... Dorothy

Iain Glen ... Tony
Jake D'Arcy ... Train Guard

Rachel Weisz ... Petula
Tom Mannion ... Brian McMinn

Maurice Roëves ... Ronnie McMinn
Paul Doonan ... Man in Lift

Robin Laing ... Garage Attendant
Pauline Lynch ... Sheena
John Murtagh ... Man on Beach
Shane Cadzow ... Small Boy on Beach
Juliet Cadzow ... Mother on Beach

Alex Norton ... Det Insp Hepburn
Stewart Preston ... Duty Sergeant

Ron Donachie ... Police Pathologist
Joel Strachan ... Sergeant Binnie
Stuart Hepburn ... Policeman on Bridge
Ellie Haddington ... Maureen

Paul Higgins ... Aidan
Storm ... Pluto the Dog

Directed by
Bill Eagles 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Simon Donald  screenplay

Produced by
Simon Donald .... producer
Alan J. Wands .... producer
Andrew Macdonald .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Murray Gold 
Cinematography by
James Welland (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Jon Gregory 
David Head (uncredited)
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Andy Harris 
Art Direction by
Frances Connell 
Costume Design by
Trisha Biggar 
Makeup Department
Christine Beveridge .... makeup artist (as Chrissie Beveridge)
Aileen Seaton .... hair designer
Aileen Seaton .... makeup designer
Alan Hedgcock .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Cliff Wallace .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Production Management
John Booth .... production manager
Callum McDougall .... executive in charge of production: DNA Films
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Cain .... third assistant director
Graeme Gordon .... assistant director
Alison Goring .... second assistant director
Art Department
Brian Adams .... carpenter
Alan Ashby .... painter
Muir Balfour .... carpenter
Ross Balfour .... construction manager
Mat Bergel .... stand-by props
Frank Cameron .... carpenter
Stephen Campbell .... draughtsman
Stephen Campbell .... modelmaker
Stewart Cunningham .... dressing props
Sam Curren .... painter
Paul Dowdalls .... apprentice painter
Tommy Dowdalls .... carpenter
Andy Downer .... sign writer
Gordon Farlow .... painter
Suzanne Field .... floor art director
Gordon Fitzgerald .... property master
Iain Geddes .... chargehand painter
Bobby Gee .... stand-by painter
Richard Hassall .... stand-by carpenter
Piero Jamieson .... dressing props
Scott Keery .... stand-by props
Peter Knotts .... carpenter
Tim Monroe .... art department assistant
Danny Oji .... painter
Jerry Organ .... production buyer
Duncan Robertson .... stagehand
Bert Ross .... construction chargehand
David Roy .... stagehand
David Weatherstone .... property hand
Billy Wilson .... stand-by rigger
Stephen Wong .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Julie Ankerson .... foley artist
Philip Barnes .... dialogue editor (as Phil Barnes)
Ben Brazier .... sound editor
Kevin Brazier .... sound editor
Robert Brazier .... assistant foley mixer
Wayne Brooks .... sound editor
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Roger Dobson .... sound editor
John Fewell .... foley artist
Stephen Griffiths .... sound effects editor
Dave Humphries .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Humphries)
Louis Kramer .... production sound mixer
Sandy Miller .... cableman
Trevor Swanscott .... foley mixer
Robert Thompson .... sound re-recording mixer
Julie Anderson .... foley artist (uncredited)
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby (uncredited)
Alan Sallabank .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Greg ten Bosch .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Peter Akass .... special effects supervisor
Ralph McNeill .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Adrian De Wet .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Robert Duncan .... digital effects supervisor (uncredited)
Ian Fellows .... digital artist (uncredited)
Helen Caldwell .... stunt performer
Tom Delmar .... stunt coordinator
Jeff Hewitt-Davis .... stunt performer
Andy Merchant .... stunt performer
Ray Nicholas .... stunt performer
Mark Southworth .... stunt performer
Camera and Electrical Department
Mike Alcock .... electrician
Chris Belcourt .... rigger
Kieran Bogne .... video assistant operator (as Kieran Boyne)
David Bourke .... best boy
Lewis Buchan .... focus puller: second unit
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller: "a" camera, main unit
Robert Etherson .... grip: second unit
Tom Gates .... lighting gaffer
Tony Jackson .... camera operator: second unit
Iain Johnstone .... camera grip
Micky May .... generator operator
Jackie Oudney .... clapper loader: second unit
Micky Seymour .... rigger
Jamie Summers .... electrician
Derek Walker .... clapper loader
Alan Wylie .... still photographer
Kerry Brown .... still photographer: poster (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynn Glaser .... casting assistant (as Lynn Emblem)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona King .... wardrobe assistant
Anna Lau .... wardrobe assistant
Michael Mooney .... costume supervisor
Marnie Ormiston .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Martin Corbett .... assistant editor
Sally-Anne Duffy .... assistant editor
Valentina Giambanco .... assistant editor
Katya Jezzard .... assistant editor
Ian Seymour .... associate editor
Martin Walsh .... color grader
Steve Farman .... negative cutter (uncredited)
Steve Harrow .... post-production consultant (uncredited)
Music Department
Jimmy Keane .... music copyist (as James Keane)
Mae McKenna .... featured musician: voice
David Munday .... featured musician: guitar
Steve Parr .... music engineer
Jellybean Benítez .... executive music supervisor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Andy Bell .... transportation captain
Tommy Bryce .... unit driver
Jeff Derby .... driver: facilities (as Geoff Derby)
Jimmy Derby .... driver: facilities (as Kom Derby)
Angus Gentleman .... driver: dressing props
Pat Harkins .... driver: stand-by props (as Pat Harkins Snr)
William Laidler .... driver: dacilities (as Bill Laidler)
Stephen McCallum .... unit driver
Brian Morrison .... action vehicles
Barry Nelson .... driver: construction stand-by
Ramsay Stobo .... unit driver
Other crew
Nicky Agnew .... catering crew
Brian Ainsworth .... hal title template
Chris Allies .... title designer
Campbell Atkinson .... location manager
Julie Bills .... additional crew
Hilda Booth .... production accountant
Neil Cairns .... cashier
Daniel Cohen .... additional crew
Perry Costello .... armorer
Louise Coulter .... production accountant
Sarah Critchley .... legal clearances
Neil Davidson .... additional crew
Clive Derbyshire .... additional crew
Brendan Diver .... catering crew
Louise Donald .... production assistant
John Donne .... additional crew (as Johnny Donne)
John Ensby .... laboratory contact
Andrew Ford .... additional crew
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Tommy Gibb .... catering crew
Cyril Gibbons .... health & safety officer
Theodore Goddard .... production legal services: DNA Films
Barry Gornell .... location assistant
Peter Hargrave .... additional crew
Carol-Anne Henderson .... film office trainee: Glasgow
Martin Henderson .... production runner
Niall Higgins .... additional crew
Grace Hodge .... development executive: DNA Films
Ben Johnson .... additional crew
Kenny McGhee .... unit nurse
Mandy McKay .... production coordinator
Keith McNamara .... additional crew
Derek Murray .... stand-in
Colin Nicholson .... additional crew
Zac Nicholson .... additional crew
Jim O'Donnell .... unit nurse
Emma Perry .... stand-in
John Rattigan .... catering crew
Raymond Reddington .... animal handler
Keir Roper-Caldbeck .... film office trainee: Glasgow (as Keir Roper Caldbeck)
Lucy Seymour .... additional crew
Vincent Shaw .... additional crew
Colin Smart .... additional crew
Joanne Smith .... general manager: DNA Films
Tonny Smith .... blacksmith
Elaine Stewart .... unit nurse
Stef Swiatek .... unit nurse
Jane Walker .... additional crew
Janis Watt .... script supervisor
Michael Wilson .... floor runner
Pip Ayers .... behind the scenes director/producer (uncredited)
Jenifer Booth .... accounts assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for strong violence and sexuality, drug use and language
86 min
Color (Technicolor)
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Dorothy:I need a smoke! I'm on the run from a maniac. So's my dog.See more »
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Spoofs Thelma & Louise (1991)See more »
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33 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
A defence of 'Beautiful Creatures'!, 19 February 2001
Author: fran1727 ( from Leicester, Engalnd

I felt like I had to leap to the defence of ‘Beautiful Creatures' after what everyone had been saying about it. I made it my film of the month in my college magazine film pages. I loved it! I think that not only is it a great British film but a great film full stop. I know it only survived two weeks and was slated by the critics. I think perhaps lots of people were put off by the director's claims of it's dark humour and general shockingness whereas in reality (or unless I am unknowingly deeply psychologically disturbed) it wasn't all that bad. It does deserve it's certificate rating though, I wouldn't go that far.

I found it a welcome antidote to the recent deluge of lad's gangster/thriller flicks. It was fresh and much freer than any of those films. With good reason it has been compared to ‘Thelma and Louise' but as far as I can see it has more in common with the Wachowski brothers' ‘Bound'. Susan Lynch and Rachel Weisz were excellent. Their characters of Dorothy and Petula never came close to being your stereotypical man's-eye women. This reversal on the general way of gangster/thriller films was great stuff. The film was unapologetically British, the very British sense of humour was one of it's best points. Americans do not spare our feelings with their cruel characterisations of British people - why do our films have to America-friendly?

I think it's a shame no-one really gave a chance cos far as I'm concerned you've missed out on one of the warmest, funniest and most realistic films.

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