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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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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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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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After Gibson shoots Stoney through the head, and Billy crawls toward him, Stoney can clearly be seen blinking as Billy yells at him. See more »

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T.N.T.
Performed by AC/DC
Written by Malcolm Young, Angus Young & Bon Scott (as Bon Scott)
Published by J. Albert & Son, (UK), Ltd.
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Michael Caine in good movie shock!
7 March 2002 | by (West Midlands,England) – See all my reviews

The words starring Michael Caine is enough to strike the fear of God into any movie fan, considering some of the poor films he has made over the past 10 years.

In Shiner however he returns to form in one of his best performances of his career.

Since Lock Stock there has been many poor british gangster flicks but Shiner is up there with The Long Good Friday and Get Carter.

Its so refreshing to see a grim, dark, gritty and powerful movie, especially with all the Hollywood schmaltz and big budget nonesense thats doing the rounds these days.

If your favourite movies are Long Good Friday and Get Carter, I strongly urge you to see this film.


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