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The Purifiers -- When a community's government and police force continuously faily them, the gangs of a UK neighborhood consider uniting to form one all-powerful confederation. For one of the gangs, the Purifiers, a collection of smart and highly skilled exponents of the Tae Kwon Do, this proposal goes against everything they represent. The rest of the gangs quickly realize that in order for teh new alliance to succeed, they must get rid of the Purifiers. An explosive and volatile unknown terrain faces the Purifiers as their journey becomes an emotional and physical rollercoaster.
The Purifiers -- The story of martial arts clubs who have created their own city infrastructure after tiring of government initiatives...


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  (in credits order)

Kevin McKidd ... Moses

Gordon Alexander ... John

Rachel Grant ... Li

Dominic Monaghan ... Sol

Amber Sainsbury ... Frances
Robyn Kerr ... Sam
Jamie Hayden ... Raz (as Jamie Cho)
Fraser James ... Angel Leader
Rico Pillai ... Angel
Luke Sharaz ... Angel
Patrick Ng ... Angel
Atesh Salih ... Angel
John Edwards ... Angel
Shiraz Hussain ... Angel
Chris Johnstone ... Angel
Fiona MacMillan ... Black Suit
Sarah Riddel ... Black Suit
Karen Parr ... Black Suit
Pamela Clarke ... Deputy
Lewis Macleod ... Deputy
Benedict Relton ... Deputy
Chris Atkins ... Drug Dealer
Olivier Allgrove ... Drug Dealer

Brendan Carr ... Moz
Nuton Stephenson ... Eel
Jay Stephenson ... Eel
Ross Bowers ... Eel

Chloé Bruce ... Eel
Greg Randall ... Eel
Matt King ... Eel
Scott Gray ... Eel
Adrián Gras-Velázquez ... Eel
Thomas Barrett ... Eel
Stuart Sinclair Blyth ... Stalker
Austin Goh ... Mr. Han
Billy Martin ... Mr. Han's Man
Helena Petit ... Pumas Leader

Catherine McQueen ... Pumas
Nairi Bagirian ... Pumas
Meble Tin ... Pumas
Lea Jerova ... Pumas
Beth Caterer ... Pumas
Angharad Jones ... Referee

Cecily Fay ... The Waitress

Silvio Simac ... Wolves Gang Leader

Scott Hinds ... Wolves Gang Member
Chris Jones ... Wolves Gang Member

Oliver Hollis ... Wolf Deputy
Shane Steyn ... Wolves Gang Member
Gary Payler ... Wolves Gang Member
Grant Ritchie ... Wolves Gang Member (as John Ritchie)
Andrew Lucas ... Wolves Gang Member
Keith McBey ... Wolves Gang Member
Steven Mill ... Wolves Gang Member
Lynne Greenshields ... Woman in House
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ashley Beck ... Eel
Mike Krause ... Gang Member
Steve Krause ... Gang Member

Directed by
Richard Jobson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Jobson 

Produced by
Chris Atkins .... producer
Claire Chapman .... executive producer
Richard Jobson .... producer
Bill Kenwright .... producer
Su Lim .... executive producer
Angela Murray .... line producer
Original Music by
Arban Ornelas 
Steven Severin 
Vincent Watts 
Cinematography by
John Rhodes 
Film Editing by
Yannis Sakaridis 
Production Design by
Erik Rehl 
Art Direction by
Jamie MacWilliam (supervising art director)
Costume Design by
Francesca Oddi 
Makeup Department
Fiona Harvey .... makeup designer
Celine Noonon .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ollie Allgrove .... assistant production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Hedges .... third assistant director
Fiona MacMillan .... second assistant director
Dave Moor .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Alan Hill .... sound recordist
Hugh Johnson .... dubbing mixer
Marcus Oliver .... assistant dubbing mixer
Darren Paskal .... sound facility
Vincent Watts .... sound designer
Brian Fredrickson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Perry Costello .... rigging supplier
Visual Effects by
Mark Tremble .... digital artist
Oliver Hollis .... assistant fight coordinator
Chris Jones .... stunt performer
Shane Steyn .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Jaspreet Bal .... first assistant camera
Paddy Blake .... camera operator
Ian Murray .... sparks rigger (as Ian Vincent Murray)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Weldon .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dan Bentham .... assistant editor
Other crew
Gordon Alexander .... fight choreographer
Lynne Greenshields .... production accountant
Amy Gunzenhauser .... Distribution Consultant
Abigail Howkins .... production coordinator
Mark McGhee .... location manager

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Rated R for violence and language
UK:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | USA:R

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29 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
I would advise AGAINST watching this..., 16 October 2004
Author: Dave Paley from Raindance, London

I would advise AGAINST watching this...there's better things to do with your time and/or money. If, for some reason, you ARE gonna be subjected to this, don't expect ANY elements of many sci-fi/action films - no realistic martial arts; no gore; no sex, no logic - virtually no attempts to string together something that is a passable movie. So, it's a no-no, all the way. Rigid acting; illogical continuity (a girl goes off to find a phone box to make an emergency call, telling the guy who see has just seen using his mobile phone), inexplicable jump cuts are common (why did one guy just teleport on to the middle of an ice rink, in another example a girl surrounded by a biker gang suddenly appears on the outside of their ring?). The plot is simple: Copy 'The Warriors', just add a bid of poor martial arts (i.e. four glow sticks are thrashed around in a otherwise black screen to represent a fight, absolute childish crap!) and no one will know the difference, nah! The films title doesn't seem to make any real sense until after watching this movie you'd wish your mind could be purified of the memory of it! I WILLED it to end... from the 90 mins of the Purifiers, you easily have 30 mins of characters running around the place with annoying bad music, including the director singing with his almost forgotten pop band the Skids. That leaves, say, 60 mins of attempting to clone 'The Warriors', but done so badly your jaw will remain hanging throughout this sorry affair. This is not a movie. This is not an essay about a movie. This does not bear any resemblance with entertainment or cheesy fun or anything connected with the movie business. There are some movies which are so bad you can find them amusing, fun, easy to follow because of their badness... well, fascinating stuff. The only fascinating thing here is the will of the director to show us how badly he can try to rip off a classic which he wrongly believes people have forgotten, total boredom is the honest result. This is probably one of the only movies in all movie history where a blank screen can be a better spectacle...Yes it really is that bad!

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