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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy 'Shiner' Simpson
Frank Spedding
Jeff 'Stoney' Stone
Eddie 'Golden Boy' Simpson
Det. Insp. Grant
Det. Sgt. Garland
Derrick Harmon ...
Mikey Peck


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 <>

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All That's Left Is... Revenge.


Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »




Release Date:

14 September 2001 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Bokszkirály  »

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2.35 : 1
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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 »


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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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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