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Shiner (2000)

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The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

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Billy 'Shiner' Simpson
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Frank Spedding
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Georgie
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Jeff 'Stoney' Stone
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Mel
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Karl
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Ruth
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Eddie 'Golden Boy' Simpson
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Gibson
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Chris
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Det. Insp. Grant
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Det. Sgt. Garland
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Mikey Peck
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Stephanie
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Billy Simpson is a shady boxing promoter in South London banned from legitimate fights. It's the biggest day of his life, though, because he has a champion on his hands, his 20-year-old son, Eddie. Billy's put all his money on a victory, as have his quarreling daughters. But Eddie is nervous, an odd guy in a cap is hanging about, the licensed promoter Billy has hired to arrange the evening's other fights has hired dogs, the manager of Eddie's opponent looks down scornfully on Billy and on South London, and Scotland Yard wants to Billy in gaol for the death of a club brawler. When the night goes disastrously wrong, Billy tries to find out who double-crossed him. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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All That's Left Is... Revenge.

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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14 September 2001 (UK)  »

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The flag on the wall of Mel's bedroom is the national flag of Angola. See more »

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To Earth With Love
Written by Cliff Jones, Nick Crowe, Nigel Hoyle and James Riseboro
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
Performed by Gay Dad
Courtesy of Warner Strategic Marketing
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Caine shines but the film fades away.
17 September 2001 | by (LONDON, ENGLAND) – See all my reviews

A powerhouse performance from Sir Maurice is ultimatly let down as the film begins to fall apart in the second half. A very promising set up is wasted as the plot gets more convoluted and handicaped by a very weak finish, you will literally cry out "Is that it then" when the reason for the whole catalogue of events becomes clear. It's a shame really as there are some very good performances in this movie. Both Frank Harper and Andy Serkis as Caine's henchmen are excellant and Claire Rushbrook shines (no pun intended) as his daughter. Violence and fights galore, in fact even Caine's daughters, Rushbrook and the very menancing looking Frances Barber have a lively dust up in the Kitchen. it's all to easy to believe Barber as Caine's daughters as she duffs up Rushbrook, grabs her by the hair and menacingly looks down at her screaming abuse, this is not a pleasant family! But at the end they can't save you leaving the film feeling it's a wasted opportunity, still probably worth seeing if you want to see Caine at his most powerful.


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