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Malice in Wonderland (2009)

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A modern take on the classic fairytale, Alice in Wonderland, set in the North East of England.

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An American law student in London. Knocked down by a black cab, she wakes with amnesia in a world that's a million miles from home - Wonderland. We follow her adventures as she's dragged through an underworld filled with twisted individuals and the lowest low-lifers, by the enigmatic cab driver, Whitey. She needs to find out who she is, where she's from and use what wits she has left to get back home in one piece. As her journey progresses she discovers nothing is what it seems, realizes that fate and life are terminally entwined, and finds true love lurking in the unlikeliest place. Written by Anonymous

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Guns, gangsters, pimps & prostitutes. Wonderland just got dirtier. See more »

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Rated R for language, some sexual content, drug use and brief violence | See all certifications »

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30 December 2010 (South Korea)  »

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Malice in Sunderland  »

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Some of the characters in the movie are based on characters in the 'Alice in Wonderland' book. For Example, Whitey (Danny Dyer) is the White Rabbit. The main character Alice is Alice. Gonzo (Matt King) is the Dodo. Harry Hunt (Nathaniel Parker) is the King and Queen. Hattie (Bronagh Gallagher) is the Mad Hatter. Midge (Steve Haze) is the Doormouse. DJ Felix Chester (Gary Beadle) is the Cheshire Cat. Caterpillar (Paul Kaye) is the Caterpillar. The Duchess (Pam Ferris) is the Duchess who sneezes from the pepper and gives Alice a baby that turns into a pig. Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum are Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. The man that Alice sits next to in the 'Drink Me' bar with the long mustache is the Walrus from 'Through the Looking Glass'. See more »

Quotes

Alice: He sounds... fascinating.
Whitey: I've heard Harry called a lot of F-words. Fascinating's a new one.
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Version of Alice in Wonderland (2010) See more »

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Bring Back Her Head
Written by Holly Ross
Published by Copyright Control
Performed by Angelica
Master recording licensed courtesy of Fantastic Plastic Records
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Surreal twist to a classic tale!
18 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

I don't usually write reviews, but I feel the negative reviews given to this film are quite biased and not objective. Most people hold to heart the traditional tale of the classic: "Alice in Wonderland". If you are one of these people and are expecting a nice, warm and fuzzy remake - please stay clear! This is not how this iteration is intended.

This film is (to what I perceive) a cult twisted vision on what Alice in Wonderland might have been if she had ingested a little more than a bottle of shrinking potion and more like what you might buy on the streets of Amsterdam.

Featuring hookers, gangsters, a Bob Marley wannabe (as the Caterpillar) and DJ Felix Chester as the Cheshire Cat, this twisted rehash is one that deserves its place next to the rest of the Alice in Wonderland legends.


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