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I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)

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Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed ... See full summary »



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Will Graham is a gangster who has left the life of crime and is living in the countryside. He comes out of hiding to investigate the death of his brother when he learns that he committed suicide. Charlotte Rampling is his old girlfriend who owns a restaurant. Boad is the villain responsible for the bad things that happened to Will's brother. Written by Andrea Barney <andrea808@hotmail.com>

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For three long years, Will Graham led a quiet life. Things are about to change. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a rape scene, violent images and brief drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 April 2004 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Dead Simple  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$13,415 (USA) (18 June 2004)


$358,804 (USA) (12 November 2004)

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1.85 : 1
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The title is derived from the song by the late Warren Zevon. See more »


Will: What was he into? He was always into something.
Arnie Ryan: Well, he didn't owe no one. I mean, no one was putting the hand on him, if that's what you mean. Everyone loved him, Will.
Will: Tell me.
Arnie Ryan: There's nothing to tell.
Will: Don't lie to me.
Arnie Ryan: He's dead. What does it matter?
Will: It matters. Of course it fucking matters. I wanna know why he died the way he died. I wanna know why he sat in a bath of cold water for twelve hours in his clothes, and then cut his throat. I want the fucking truth now.
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Composed by Simon Fisher-Turner (as Simon Fisher Turner) and Robin Rimbaud
Recorded by Simon Fisher-Turner (as SFT) and Scanner
Published by Mute Song Ltd and 3MV Music Publishing/Big Life Music Ltd
Courtesy of Sulphur Records
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User Reviews

good movie
2 June 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Not predictable like most revenge dramas. Nice to see Clive Owen's character actually in love with someone his own age. Interesting music, if a little distracting. Very dark. Not a family flick. Not a date flick. Well written. Great acting by most characters. It was too short. It was a big build up to a very short denouement, but I guess that suits the tone and the theme of the film. Not sure why people gave this such low marks. I guess they were expecting Lock stock or snatch seeing as its kind of in the British gangster genre. If you go in expecting that, then you will be disappointed. What was great about this movie was that we slowly got to know the characters without much of significance being said about them outright. It was slow in creating a mood without ever being boring.

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