In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged-out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million-dollar prize fall into... See full summary »
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Martine offers Terry a lead on a foolproof bank hit on London's Baker Street. She targets a roomful of safe deposit boxes worth millions in cash and jewelry. But Terry and his crew don't realize the boxes also contain a treasure trove of dirty secrets - secrets that will thrust them into a deadly web of corruption and illicit scandal.
Stephen Campbell Moore
After seven years in solitary, Jake Green is released from prison. In the next two years, he amasses a lot of money by gambling. He's ready to seek his revenge on Dorothy (Mr. D) Macha, a violence-prone casino owner who sent Jake to prison. He humiliates Macha in front of Macha's lieutenants, leaves, and keels over. Doctors tell him he has a rare disease and will die in three days; Macha also puts a hit out on him. Loan sharks, Zack and Avi, demand Jake's cash and complete fealty in return for protection. Jake complies, and through narration and flashbacks, we watch him through at least three days of schemes, danger, and redemption. Who is his greatest enemy? Written by
In keeping with the "chess" theme of the movie, the first person they loan money to is Mr. Horowitz. I.A Horowitz was a major chess master and chess journalist in the early 20th century. See more »
When Mr Green delivers the first bag of cash, the notes are clearly denominated 'TWELVE' in the centre of the their reverse. US dollar bills have the denomination at the bottom. See more »
One thing I've learned in the last seven years: in every game and con there's always an opponent, and there's always a victim. The trick is to know when you're the latter, so you can become the former.
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There are six title cards carrying quotes (some real, some made up) which appear, the first four before the film starts; the ideas in the quotes are referred to in the dialogue. 1. "The greatest enemy will hide in the last place you would ever look." - Julius Caesar, 75 B.C. 2. "The only way to get smarter is by playing a smarter opponent." - Fundamentals of Chess, 1883 3. "First rule of business, protect your investment." - Etiquette of the Banker, 1775 4. "There is no avoiding war, it can only be postponed to the advantage of your enemy." - Niccolo Machiavelli, 1502 At 1:13 : 5. "The only real enemy to have ever existed, is an internal one." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 1 At 1:36 : 6. "Your friends are close, but your enemy is closer." - The Road to Suicide, pg1, line 2 See more »
This is my first review here, so please read other's reviews as well before deciding if this movie is for you.
An excellent performance by Ray Liotta, he's been great throughout the entire movie. I haven't seen him in films for a while, but sometimes he just manages to amaze me. A good actor knows how to shift between that solid, iron mask that defines his character, and the soft, narrow borderline that defines his personality. In this picture, Ray did it amazingly.
The film is well worth seeing by all those who like psychological and mob-style movies.
Probably not the best of its kind, but for the performance of the actors, for the script well written, for the action-packed adventure of our hero, I gave it a 9 out of 10. And I don't give 10 very often :)
All-in-all, a very good opinion.
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