Failed parole officer Simon Garden (Coogan) is framed for a murder committed by one of Manchester's leading police officers. The only evidence proving his innocence is a CCTV video tape locked inside a bank vault. With the help of four inept ex-criminals and token love interest Emma (Lena Headey), Garden must break into the bank and steal the CCTV footage in order to clear his name. Written by
Stephen Dillane (Inspector Burton) and Lena Headey (Emma) both went on to star in Game of Thrones as Stannis Baratheon and Cersei Lannister respectively. See more »
During some of the scenes outside the bank, the sea can be seen down the street, e.g. when Simon meets Emma, dressed as a prostitute. Manchester is inland, whereas Liverpool (where the scenes were filmed) is beside the Mersey Estuary. See more »
[Trying to bribe the gunmen on the roof]
'OK, look. Er, in my wallet I've got forty pounds, that's twenty each!'
[Sounding to be a great deal and holds the money up enticingly]
'I've also got a cashcard here; the daily limit is two hundred, of which I've withdrawn forty, you've got that.'
[Like a gameshow host: 'you're prizes are safe']
'Now, the pin number; it's the Battle of Hastings... '
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During the first part of the credits there is footage showing the cast dancing to "Heroes" by David Bowie See more »
Performed by Supertramp
Written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
Used by kind permission of Rondor Music (London) Ltd /
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of A&M Records/Polydor UK Ltd
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A very funny film with some good one liners. Also filmed not that far away from myself plus one of the actors actually come's from Halifax which makes a change from the normal Hollywood type cast. The plot is also orginal for a change.
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