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High Heels and Low Lifes -- A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

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Director:
Writers:
Kim Fuller (story) &
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Release Date:
20 July 2001 (Ireland) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Crime has never been so attractive See more »
Plot:
A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(8 articles)
Mel Smith dies aged 60
 (From ScreenDaily. 21 July 2013, 8:24 AM, PDT)

R.I.P. Mel Smith (1952 - 2013)
 (From Flickeringmyth. 20 July 2013, 9:39 AM, PDT)

Mel Smith: 1952-2013
 (From Den of Geek. 20 July 2013, 6:47 AM, PDT)

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Implausible but fun. See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Minnie Driver ... Shannon

Mary McCormack ... Frances

Kevin McNally ... Mason

Mark Williams ... Tremaine

Danny Dyer ... Danny

Michael Gambon ... Kerrigan

Darren Boyd ... Ray
Simon Scardifield ... Tony

Len Collin ... Barry
Jane Partridge ... Receptionist
Jason Griffiths ... Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma ... Doctor
Mark Meadows ... Romantic actor
Ben Walden ... Bloodied actor
Michael Attwell ... Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)

Danny Babington ... Suspect

John Sessions ... Director

Kevin Eldon ... McGill

Julian Wadham ... Rogers
Paul Brown ... Barman
James Cameron ... Reporter
James Garbutt ... Mr. Winters
Eve Slickie ... Female patient

Patrick Baladi ... Car driver
Barry Ewart ... Busybody
Ben Lemel ... Paramedic
Sophie Millett ... Paramedic (as Sophie Millet)

Tom Ellis ... Uniformed officer

Ben Farrow ... Julian
Junior Simpson ... Mickey
Darren Tighe ... Clubber
Keir Charles ... Young guy (as Kier Charles)
Stewart Wright ... Officer

Hugh Bonneville ... Farmer
James Taylor ... Ticket collector

Liam Noble ... Delivery man
Amy Mathieson ... Angry Teenager
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Burrows ... Harry
Colin Howdle ... Young Man
Phil Hobden ... Man At Tarin Station (uncredited)
Ruel Rowe ... Football Hooligan (uncredited)

Mel Smith ... Man at train station (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Smith 
 
Writing credits
Kim Fuller (story) &
Georgia Pritchett (story)

Kim Fuller (screenplay)

Produced by
Nicky Kentish Barnes .... co-producer
Uri Fruchtmann .... producer
Kim Fuller .... associate producer
Barnaby Thompson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Charlie Mole 
 
Cinematography by
Steven Chivers 
 
Film Editing by
Chris Blunden 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Kate Rhodes James 
 
Production Design by
Michael Pickwoad 
 
Art Direction by
Roger Bowles  (as Roger A. Bowles)
 
Costume Design by
Jany Temime 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Gooch .... hair designer
Paul Gooch .... makeup designer
Sarah Johnson .... makeup artist
Jane Oakley .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Waldo Roeg .... production manager: second unit
Shellie Smith .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonny Benson .... assistant director: second unit
Fiona Gosden .... assistant director: second unit
John Greaves .... second unit director
Emma Griffiths .... second assistant director
Richard Hewitt .... first assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey .... first assistant director: second unit
Toby Sherborne .... assistant director
Claire Thompson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
David Abbott .... carpenter
Paul Beeson .... stand-by carpenter
Nick Blanche .... stand-by art director
Chris Browning .... stand-by props
Darren Caen .... supervising carpenter
David Creed .... construction manager
Daniel Dray .... stand-by art director
Barry Du Pille .... property master
Rodger 'Dodge' Edwards .... stand-by props
James Fennessy .... stand-by painter
David Fyson .... production buyer
John Galpin .... storeman
Giovanni Giacotto .... supervising carpenter
Douglas Glen .... dressing props
Robert Gould .... dressing props
John Greaves .... storyboard artist
Kevin Hedges .... carpenter
Roy Linnett .... stand-by props
Catriona McKail .... assistant art director
Paul Mowatt .... stand-by props: second unit
Cornelius 'Ted' Restall .... painter (as Cornelius Edward Restall)
Paul Robertson .... scenic carpenter
Lea Smith .... carpenter
Kevin Swabey .... scenic carpenter
Sophie Tyler .... assistant prop buyer
 
Sound Department
Tony Cook .... boom operator
Michael Crouch .... foley editor (as Mike Crouch)
Adam Daniel .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark DeSimone .... adr mixer
Peter Eusebe .... second boom operator
Diana Flores .... adr mixer
Susan French .... assistant sound editor (as Sue French)
Diane Greaves .... foley artist
John Hayes .... second sound mixer
Mark Heslop .... sound effects editor
Max Hoskins .... supervising sound editor
Ray Merrin .... sound re-recording mixer
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Lyle Scott-Darling .... sound recordist
Jack Stew .... foley artist
Nick Watson .... sound consultant: Dolby
Colin Cooper .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Colin Cooper .... foley recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Jonathan Bullock .... special effects technician
Ricky Farns .... special effects supervisor
Garth Inns .... pyrotechnician
Jeremy Lovett .... special effects senior technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dan Duran .... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Douglas Larmour .... digital compositor
Paul O'Shea .... visual effects artist
Susi Roper .... visual effects producer
Gregory Salter .... sequence supervisor: titles
Tom Wood .... digital effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Dani Biernat .... stunt double: Frances
Dani Biernat .... stunt performer
Dani Biernat .... stunts
Peter Brayham .... stunt coordinator
Sarah Franzl .... stunts
David Garrick .... stunts
Tom Lucy .... stunt coordinator
Daz Parker .... stunt double: Shannon
Dean Forster .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eugene Adabari .... still photographer
Jeremy Braben .... aerial director of photography
Chris Connatty .... camera trainee
Julian Pugh Cook .... clapper loader
Terry Eden .... generator operator
Raymond Flindall .... stand-by rigger
Merritt Gold .... focus puller: second unit (as Merrit Gold)
Mark Goldeman .... stand-by rigger (as Mark Godleman)
Stuart Graham .... daily cinematographer: additional stunt unit
Tony Hair .... lighting electrician
Demetri Jagger .... video assist operator
Andy Laenen .... electrician
Jason Lobb .... gaffer: second unit
Nathan Matthews .... electrician
Phil Mullally .... additional cinematographer
Phil Mullally .... first assistant camera
Phil Mullally .... focus puller
Zac Nicholson .... focus puller: second unit
Gary Parnham .... additional electrician
Phil Penfold .... best boy electric
Larry S. Prinz .... gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... focus puller: second unit (as Chunky Richmond)
Matt Shaw .... clapper loader: second unit
Andrew Trewartha .... video assist operator: second unit
Karl Watkins .... director of photography: second unit
Peter Wignall .... Steadicam operator
Peter Wignall .... camera operator
Terry Williams .... grip: second unit
Oliver Ward .... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Bill Mather .... animator
 
Casting Department
Sam Chandley .... casting assistant
Kelly O'Brien .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Finlay .... wardrobe supervisor
Françoise Fourcade .... assistant costume designer
Helen Ingham .... stand-by wardrobe
Fola Solanke .... stand-by wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Nicola Armstrong .... post-production coordinator
Jens Baylis .... assistant editor
Heidi Freeman .... first assistant editor
Matthew Tucker .... assistant editor
Natasha Wilkinson .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Geoff Alexander .... conductor
Geoff Alexander .... orchestrator
James Bellamy .... assistant music editor
Tony Lewis .... music editor
Rupert Lord .... music supervisor
Steve Parr .... music mixer
Steve Parr .... music recordist
 
Transportation Department
Julian Anthony .... driver: minibus
Jim Atkins .... driver: minibus
Chris Billings .... unit driver
Richard Cain .... unit driver
Rick Cunningham .... unit driver (as Rik Cunningham)
Ron Narduzzo .... unit driver
John Paul Palmer .... unit driver
Matthew Strange .... special vehicles
Mick White .... driver: minibus
Glen Carroll .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Colin Anderson .... chef
Jonny Benson .... floor runner
Jake Bogert .... assistant to producer
Daniel Budd .... assistant accountant
Natalie Cheary .... unit publicist
Natasha Coombs .... script supervisor: second unit
Manuela Cripps .... assistant to director
Manuela Cripps .... second unit coordinator
Ian Evans .... aerial helicopter pilot
Pauline Gill .... utility stand-in
Polly Harper .... assistant post-production accountant
Tarn Harper .... post-production accountant
Russell Hayer .... production runner
Charmian Hoare .... voice coach
Neil James .... catering manager
Sarah Lee .... location manager
Jamie Lengyel .... location manager
Sheryl Leonardo .... production accountant
Bernadette Lovett .... production secretary
Steve Lunnon .... script supervisor
Ann Lynch .... production coordinator
Emilie Maison .... press attache france
Richard Morrison .... title designer
Clarissa Newman .... assistant to producer
Caroline Oxley-Mcleod .... unit nurse
Rob Partridge .... armorer (as Robert Partridge)
Greg Pearson .... armorer
Rufus Rawley .... floor runner
Jocelyn Roberts .... production runner
Louise Savage .... utility stand-in
Olive Segré .... title producer
Rebecca Sutton .... location assistant
Dee Taylor .... script supervisor
Charlie Thompson .... location supervisor
Jane Trower .... first assistant accountant
Dean Wares .... title typography
Mat Whitecross .... floor runner (as Matthew Whitecross)
 
Thanks
Daniel Battsek .... thanks
Anna Derby .... thanks: Lavish Locations
Harvey Edgington .... thanks: London Film Commission
John Hardy .... thanks: Hackney Film Office
Jere Hausfater .... thanks
Kristin Jones .... thanks
Dawn Malins .... thanks
Emma Plimmer .... thanks: Hackney Film Office
Jason T. Reed .... thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language, some violence and nudity
Runtime:
86 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
Director Cameo: [Mel Smith]Pushing past Mason at the train station whilst he is trying to explain to the ticket collector why he has not got a ticket.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: On the train ride from London to Brighton there is an announcement "Next stop Haywards Heath" just before the train stops and the characters get of the train. The actors actually get off at Preston Park station (blurred sign visible).See more »
Quotes:
Clubber:How 'bout a shag?
Frances:How about a punch in the mouth?
See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Mission: Impossible" (1966)See more »
Soundtrack:
Spanish Eyes (Moon Over Naples)See more »

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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Implausible but fun., 12 April 2004
Author: gridoon

This movie starts out unremarkable, but it gets better, so stick with it. It is alternately silly (mostly in the first and last 15 minutes) and edgy (in the middle), but if you can ignore the various implausibilities (why would such a well-organized and highly professional team of robbers have such a moron as their lookout in the first place?) it's fun, with engaging performances particularly by Minnie Driver and Kevin McNally (who does the right thing by playing his role straight). In any case, it is much better than the very similar and mean-spirited "Beautiful Creatures" from the same year. (**1/2)

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