Modern story inspired by King Lear set in contemporary Liverpool.

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Cast

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Sandeman
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The Boy
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Mandy
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Quick
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Jo
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Puttnam
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Kath
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Dean
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Jug
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The Chair
James Foy ...
Animal
James McMartin ...
Mineral
Danny Lawrence ...
Tigger
Gerard Starkey ...
Minder
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Storyline

A powerful dynasty, headed by a charismatic, manipulative father, falls when he decides to hand over his criminal empire to his three corrupt and power-hungry daughters. Kath runs a brothel down by the docks, Tracy owns a soccer team and Jo, a former junkie--and prostitute--rejects her inheritance, pitting sisters Kath and Tracy against each other. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Release Date:

11 October 2002 (UK)  »

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Crime Kingdom  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)

Gross:

$2,607 (USA) (6 December 2002)
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1.78 : 1
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The film was never released in North America, except for a one-week "memorial" showing in Los Angeles in December 2002, after Richard Harris's death. See more »

Soundtracks

Letting Go
Written by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
Performed by Nitin Sawhney and Tina Grace
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excellent
6 March 2003 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I was completely unfamiliar with this film but as I was watching it I felt it to be something that Shakespeare would have written if he were a contemporary writer.I was surprised to see that the movie was inspired by King Lear. The movie is dynamic and unsettling and although the setting up of the story is a little slow the perfect ensemble playing keeps the viewer gripped throughout.There are no weak performances but, as ever,Tom Bell takes the acting honours. I recommend this to anyone seeking a change from the usual sanitized mindless fare.


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