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Shiner (2000)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  14 September 2001 (UK)
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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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »
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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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(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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For Once In My Life
Performed by Andy Williams
Written by Orlando Murden & Ronald Miller
Published by Jobete Music Co., Inc./EMI Music
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing Sony Records
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15 March 2004 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

`Shiner' was OK. It was a very uneven movie and suffered from an uninspired script. Michael Caine was good in his role and did the best he could with a weak script. The story was simple enough but was stretched out too thin. The ending with the surprise villain was too deus ex machinaish for me. Frank Harper was good as Stoney and Martin Landau played his part well. Some of the accents were a bit hard to understand but that added to the appeal for me, more of an atmosphere thing. An OK movie if you like Cockney gangster flics. It was violent and had lots of cursing but that's typical for these movies. "The Long Good Friday" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" are two better representations of the genre.


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