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Michael Caine ... Billy 'Shiner' Simpson

Martin Landau ... Frank Spedding

Frances Barber ... Georgie

Frank Harper ... Jeff 'Stoney' Stone

Andy Serkis ... Mel

Danny Webb ... Karl

Claire Rushbrook ... Ruth

Matthew Marsden ... Eddie 'Golden Boy' Simpson

Kenneth Cranham ... Gibson

David Kennedy ... Chris

Peter Wight ... Det. Insp. Grant

Nicola Walker ... Det. Sgt. Garland

Gary Lewis ... Vic
Derrick Harmon ... Mikey Peck

Josephine Butler ... Stephanie

Malcolm Tierney ... Fleming
Helen Grace ... Spedding's PA
Joe Montana ... Heavy 1

Winston Ellis ... Heavy 2
Joanna Wake ... Oldish Lady
Siobhan Fogarty ... Mel's Girlfriend
Ian Bartholomew ... Man in Baseball Cap
Nicholas Lopez ... DJ (as Nick Lopez)

Mark Wakeling ... TV Cameraman
Nicholas Hewetson ... TV Producer
Mark Straker ... Paramedic 1
Ged Simmons ... Paramedic 2

Anna Mountford ... TV Presenter

Sam Newman ... Hotel Manager
Eamon Geoghegan ... Security Guard

Emily Swain ... Staff Lady (as Emily Murray)
Robin Kermode ... Reasonable Man
Martin McGlade ... Mistaken Man
George Innes ... 'Little Pete' Jones
Marjie Lawrence ... Aunt Connie
Eric Mason ... Uncle Terry
Adam Maxwell ... Floor Manager
Tony Denham ... Joe Mahoney

Nancy Chandler ... Ring Girl
Louise Hodges ... Ring Girl
Ulrika Laan ... Ring Girl

Diane Shorthouse ... Ring Girl
Ian Darke ... Fight Commentator
Nosher Powell ... Special Character
Jimmy Tippet ... Special Character
Terry Spinks ... Special Character
Sammy McArthy ... Special Character
Barbara O'Sullivan ... Special Character
Rosemary Ellmore ... Special Character
Roy Francis ... Special Character
Mike Goodall ... Special Character
Charlie Magri ... Special Character
Martin Bowers ... Special Character
Mike 'Red' Brennan ... Special Character
Dave Paris ... Special Character
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tony Arunah Abbey ... Boxing Fan (uncredited)

Andrew Blackall ... BT Engineer (uncredited)
David Decio ... DJ Blond (uncredited)

Directed by
John Irvin 
Writing credits
Scott Cherry (screenplay)

Produced by
Neil Bowman .... co-executive producer
Al Burgess .... line producer
Guy Collins .... co-executive producer
Geoffrey Reeve .... producer (as Geoff Reeve)
Jim Reeve .... producer
Barry Townsley .... executive producer
Laura Townsley .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Grabowsky 
Cinematography by
Mike Molloy (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ian Crafford 
Casting by
Marilyn Johnson 
Production Design by
Austen Spriggs 
Art Direction by
Alan Cassie 
Set Decoration by
Maggie Gray 
Costume Design by
Stephanie Collie 
Makeup Department
Nuala Conway .... makeup artist: Michael Caine
Betty Glasow .... hair stylist
Katia Sisto .... additional make-up
Penny Smith .... make-up and hair designer
Julia Wilson .... hair stylist
Julia Wilson .... makeup artist
Felicity Wright .... hair stylist
Felicity Wright .... makeup artist
Production Management
Phyl Allarie .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fletcher Rodley .... third assistant director
Matthew Sharp .... second assistant director
Bill Westley .... first assistant director
Kevin Westley .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Robert Betts .... stand-by painter
Syd Cain .... storyboard artist
Stan Cook .... prop storeman
Matthew Gray .... assistant art director (as Matt Gray)
Gary Ixer .... stand-by props
Steve Rogers .... stand-by carpenter
Peter Rutherford .... production buyer
Peter Wallis .... dressing props
Barry Wilkinson .... property master
Jamie Wilkinson .... supervising dressing props
Simon Wilkinson .... chargehand stand-by propman
Sound Department
Brigitte Arnold .... adr editor
Vicky Brazier .... dialogue editor
Colin Codner .... sound maintenance
Robert Farr .... sound re-recording mixer
Alex Hudd .... sound consultant: dolby
Tim Lewiston .... supervising sound editor
Rocky Phelan .... foley editor
James Seddon .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Martin Trevis .... sound
Ken Weston .... production sound mixer
Special Effects by
Sam Baker .... special effects technician
Danny Hargreaves .... special effects technician
Tom Harris .... special effects supervisor
Nicky O'Sullivan .... special effects technician
Russ Perkin .... special effects technician
Peter Toulson .... senior special effects technician
Barry Woodman .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Craig Chandler .... visual effects producer
Richard Clare .... optical cameraman
Richard Orpin .... digital effects compositor
Gerry Crampton .... stunts
Clive Curtis .... stunts
Tom Delmar .... stunt double: Frank Harper
Tom Delmar .... stunts
Dorothy Ford .... stunts (as Dorothy Anne Ford)
Sarah Franzl .... stunts
Steve Griffin .... stunts
Tiddler James .... stunts (as Tiddle James)
Derek Lea .... stunts
Tony Lucken .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunts
Mike McBride .... stunts
Valentino Musetti .... stunts
Dinny Powell .... stunts
Matt Price .... stunts
Eddie Stacey .... fight coordinator
Eddie Stacey .... stunt coordinator
Alan Stuart .... stunts
Rocky Taylor .... stunts
Bill Weston .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Attwood .... still photographer
James Bloom .... clapper loader
Richard Broome .... camera grip
Julian Bucknall .... focus puller: "a" camera, main unit
James Burgess .... camera trainee
Perry Evans .... gaffer
Mark Gay .... electrician
Michael Green .... focus puller: "b" camera
Alan Grosch .... generator operator
Pip Hare .... camera trainee
Vince McGahon .... Steadicam operator
Vince McGahon .... camera operator: "b" camera
Les Mills .... stand-by rigger
Ossa Mills .... best boy
Ricky Pattenden .... electrician
Philip Sindall .... camera operator
Casting Department
Amanda Harding .... casting associate
Mindy Marin .... casting: USA
Matt Western .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Fiona Lucas .... costume assistant
Lisa Shanley .... assistant costume designer
James Smith .... costumer: Mr. Caine (as Jim Smith)
Gabrielle Spanswick .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Lalit Goyal .... assistant editor
John Nuth .... first assistant editor
Music Department
Robin Gray .... score recording engineer: Australia
Isobel Griffiths .... orchestra contractor
Tom Jenkins .... assistant score recording engineer
The London Oratory School Schola .... musicians: boys choir
Dennis Muirhead .... executive music producer
Steve Price .... score recording engineer
Dashiell Rae .... music editor
Bruce White .... viola
Yuri Worontschak .... music engineer
Transportation Department
Mark Allen .... driver
Vince Bartlett .... driver
Roger Hardman .... driver
Mark Hatchwell .... driver
Roy Hopkins .... driver
Jeremy Jacobs .... driver
Ian Johnson .... driver
Dave Jones .... driver
Paul Jones .... driver
Stanley Milton .... driver
Mike Moran .... driver
Colin Morris .... driver
Gerry O'Connor .... driver
Sean O'Connor .... driver
Harry Smith .... driver
Tom Weldin .... driver (as Tommy Weldin)
Ian Clarke .... vehicle technician (uncredited)
Graham Kelly .... action vehicle coordinator (uncredited)
Sean Thornton .... picture vehicle technician (uncredited)
Other crew
Phyl Allarie .... production coordinator
Mary Allon .... assistant to director
Charles Atkinson .... technical advisor
Jon Baker .... armorer
Jon Baker .... armourer
Andrew Barratt .... stand-in (as Andy Barratt)
Charles Bodycomb .... armorer
Michael Brent .... production accountant
Zeina Durra .... production assistant
Martin Joy .... co-location manager
Justine Karim .... production assistant
Jen Lambert .... nurse (as Jennifer Lambert)
Carl Merritt .... fight advisor
Laura Miles .... location assistant
Janice Mordue .... title designer
Virginia Nelson .... unit publicist
Rosie Newall .... runner
Jim Owen .... production runner
Quentin Pierre .... stand-in
Patricia Poole .... assistant accountant
Caroline Sax .... script supervisor
Al Senter .... script development
Jane Soans .... location manager
Liam Spooner .... production assistant
Debbie Thomset .... stand-in
Susie Tullett .... unit publicist
Reg Turner .... stand-in: Mr. Caine
Martin Ward .... in-picture video supervisor
Julian Rathbone .... the producers would like to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of

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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language and some nudity
99 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Finland:K-15 | Germany:16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:15 | Spain:18 | UK:18 | UK:15 (re-rating) (2007) (cut) | USA:R (certificate #37663)
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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 »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: (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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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A knockout drama that delivers, 7 January 2013
Author: PeterMitchell-506-564364 from Australia

I remember taking my Dad to see this, almost ten years ago now. It only ran for two weeks, and we went two days shy of it's quick departure. As not really knowing anything at all about the movie, except for some info on the leaflet I took, before we made our way into the cinema, I got my money's worth. I love the way this movie unfolded. Caine, this fine actor, just superb here, plays Billy, nickname Shiner Simpson, indeed a really bad guy, who holds underground fights, one of most recent, which has put the loser into a vegetative state, only now he's met a much worse fate. The cops are soon knocking on Billy's door, and it's the worst timing. Billy void of any sympathy, stating the victim was "always in a vegetative state" has bigger things to worry about on this special day. It's the day of his son's fight, where everything's riding on him. The son seems to be the only human, Billy cares about. He treats people like ants, including the thugs, security, who work for him. He's also a manipulator, even with the law, which I liked. The two detectives, a male and female, are persuaded to hold off the Q and A, until after the fight, at Caine's request. Yes, they agree. This has Caine, jumping into the shower, euphoric and all. This deal's made on one condition, at the detective guy's request: Caine gets a signed autograph from his son's competition, Golden Boy. He's got balls, this guy. The female cop is less enthused, and not amused. And we see how vicious Caine can get, when one of his associates finds a whole batch of crap fighters, at Billy's expense, despite the fact the victim is, a small sixty plus guy, who after getting his arm broken in a discreet fashion, by Billy and his thugs, is then brushed by a passing car who hits him where it hurts most. One of his fighters lasts 29 seconds which was such a laugh, the loser decked. There are some funny bits, partly thanks to Andy Serkis's performance as one of Caine's thugs, where everything's a joke to him, that so much resembles me. Billy's day is about to get a whole lot worse. His son, who really didn't have a fighting son when racked up against this other bloke, decamps and is later shot. Here, the movie becomes a surprisingly good thriller, where Caine is pointing his finger left, right, centre, at a sea of suspects, where's he overtaken by rage and revenge. His warring adversary, Martin Landau, a representative of the other fighter, is one such suspect, who Caine hijacks, which eventuates in a small chain cat collision in a tunnel, Landau getting the upper hand on Caine. The two detectives monitoring Caine's moves, have lost him too, so they're not happy chappies, where now, their investigation takes a backseat to this tragedy. There's one thing Caine is great at, and that's playing the villain, as seen in Mona Lisa, even in On Deadly Ground. Here, he reprises that badness, where almost at the same time, he was doing The Quiet American that earned him another Oscar nomination. His bedside manner at the start, when going the wrong way down a one way street, and asking the oncoming motorist to ever so politely (sarcasm reference) move over was a great and comic start to this underrated movie, that becomes increasingly violent towards the end, specially in it's great shoot out climax, as bullets fly, after the killer and his motives catch us by complete surprise, as though we been led on a different track. This is a great vehicle for Caine, one of those fine actors, that's a dying breed, who'll hopefully be around for many more years.

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