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Dirty Tricks -- Part bawdy bedroom farce, part zany crime caper, this saucy British romp stars Martin Clunes (Doc Martin, Men Behaving Badly) as a charming underachiever on the run from the law. Sure, he's manipulative, moneygrubbing, and completely amoral. But is he a murderer? Absolutely not, he insists--despite the pesky corpses piling up.


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Nigel Williams (screenplay) and
Michael Dibdin (novel)
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Release Date:
24 September 2000 (UK) See more »
Dirty Tricks stars Martin Clunes, who plays an English tutor at an Oxford language school. Although Edward can be charming and thoughtful... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Martin Clunes ... Edward

James Bolam ... Moss
George Potts ... Root

Julie Graham ... Karen

Neil Dudgeon ... Dennis

Henry Goodman ... Thomas
Matt Bardock ... Clive Phillips

Fabiano Martell ... Massimo
Martin Marquez ... Garcia
Kanako Morishita ... Kayoko

Lindsay Duncan ... Alison

Anna Popplewell ... Rebecca
Neville Phillips ... Vicar
Robin Griffith ... Welsh Flunkey
Barbara Kirby ... Registrar
Phil Nice ... Businessman
Dafydd Hywel ... Ifor Lewis
Anthony Smee ... Defence Counsel

Julian Fellowes ... Prosecution Counsel
Peter Cellier ... Judge
Brian Abbott ... Language Teacher
Guy Smith ... Reporter

Antonio Gil ... Malagrenan Policeman (as Antonio Gil-Martinez)
Arturo Venegas ... Malagrenan Judge

Directed by
Paul Seed 
Writing credits
Nigel Williams  screenplay and
Michael Dibdin  novel

Produced by
Jonathan Cavendish .... executive producer: Little Bird
Jonathan Powell .... executive producer: Carlton
Annie Rees .... associate producer
Jo Willett .... producer
Original Music by
Jim Parker 
Cinematography by
John Kenway 
Film Editing by
Dave King 
Casting by
Janey Fothergill 
Production Design by
Malcolm Thornton 
Costume Design by
Aideen Morgan 
Diana Moseley 
Makeup Department
Meinir Jones-Lewis .... makeup designer
Art Department
Gill Farr .... production buyer
Sound Department
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Roger Dobson .... sound editor
Steve Finn .... boom operator
Jim Greenhorn .... sound mixer
Alan Sallabank .... sound re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Bailey .... best boy
Jacob Barrie .... camera trainee
Adam Coles .... focus puller: a camera
Campbell McIntosh .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Allen .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Karoline Moser .... first assistant editor
Other crew
Steve Barry .... assistant accountant
Mark Byrne .... production lawyer
Tom Crooke .... location assistant
William Dodds .... floor runner
Sarah Hannam Davies .... production runner
Karen Jones .... script supervisor
Ceri Meyrick .... script editor

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162 min
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Edward states that he learned French so that he could read "Thérèse Racquin" in the original language. "Thérèse Racquin" by Émile Zola is about an adulterous couple who dispose of the woman's husband so that they may be together, a close parallel to the story of "Dirty Tricks."See more »
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References Life with Feathers (1945)See more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Cunningly Ruthless & Funny throughout., 26 October 2002
Author: Jim Woodward (jamesjw) from Tasmania, Australia

I just saw this screen recently on the Australian ABC TV network, it was split over two weeks and after the first half ended I was left longing to see the second part, it did not disappoint!

As a fan of the Men Behaving Badly series, I was interested in seeing Martin Clunes in this role, and he did an amazing performance - played perfectly as the caring and thoughtful as well as the deceiteful and calculating person he was trying to portray, always delivering a fantastic and well balanced mixture of all traits.

If your the type who feeds on fast moving drama's that always keep you guessing then this is one for you. It has everything I like in a British comedy/drama (Infact some parts captured almost a dark humour.)The british definately have the head start in this genre.

Absolutely loved it!

4 out of 5 stars..

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