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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Vic
Derrick Harmon ...
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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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Like many of the films picked up by Miramax in the early 2000's, this one was supposed to be given a theatrical release, but ended up debuting on DVD when the company encountered financial trouble. See more »

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(at around 1 min) After the crash in the tunnel, a lady gets out of her car and demands to know "What sort of driving do you call that? It's out..." then a gun is pointed at her and her mouth drops open and moves no more, but we hear her voice carry on - "...rageous - you shouldn't be allowed on the road." See more »

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Mel: Now that little heart is going to have to keep pumping for 78 old years and I made it. Fucking blew me mind.
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T.N.T.
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Written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young & Bon Scott (as Bon Scott)
Published by J. Albert & Son, (UK), Ltd.
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Shiner fails to deliver knockout blow
21 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Shiner is a watchable movie, and decent enough in places, but this is mainly down to Michael Caine's top notch performance. But the film itself flatters to deceive, and scratch away at the surface, and it certainly leaves a lot to be desired. The problem is a weak script and unrealistic plot that tries to gloss over its vulnerabilities. Caine plays a shady boxing promoter, who after years of trying to make it big, finally has a contender for a title belt - who just happens to be his son. But the problem is the script can't decide if Caine is a boxing promoter or a gangster. And the suspicion is that this is a wannabe gangster movie with the boxing as a distraction. Caine is not nasty or heartless enough to be a convincing gangster - he leaves all the unpleasant stuff to his two henchmen (played excellently by Frank Harper and Andy Serkis). Which makes his latter scenes (with the pregnant wife of Serkis, for example) too superimposed to be effective enough. But this shouldn't detract from Caine's performance which carries the whole movie, and is a must for fans. It's just other elements along the way that fail Shiner. Marsden, for example, is a nightmare piece of casting gone wrong. We are supposed to think he is a big time boxer yet he looks like he's just stepped out of a boy band and is the least convincing 'contender' in boxing cinematic history. The movie won't live long in the memory, but it is a good vehicle for Caine to yet again display his enormous talents, which stops it being as mundane as it should be.


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