Rancid (2004)

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Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Hayson
Monica Klein
Crispin Klein
Patrik Ersgård ...
Andy Fell (as Patrick Ersgard)
Capt. Peters
Det. Kent
Det. Olsen
Angela Morris
Paul Satterfield ...
Richard Desmond
Ms. Bergquist
Officer Wang
Alex Zonn ...
The Bum
Daniela Svensson ...
Lazy Telemarketer


Once a promising writer, John Hayson now gets by on the odd writing job. A personal tragedy has left him dispassionate about the world and his work and he lives his life in limbo. In the midst of this existential crisis he attends a high school reunion and meets three old friends; acquaintances he's tried to forget but who now emerge like ominous shadows from his past. Once again, face to face with the love of his life, Hayson tries to right old wrongs and get his life back on track. However, life has other plans, and he realizes that the past is best laid to rest or it might haunt you forever. He soon finds himself embroiled in a nightmarish brew of deceit, passion and murder. Wanted by the police for a heinous killing, he must choose between succumbing to his darkest desires or the light that will renew his faith in himself and his future. Written by Anonymous

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Do some people deserve to die?


Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2004 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Eglima sti Nea Yorki  »

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SEK 40,000,000 (estimated)

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A citizen walks into the line of fire as a police-officer fires at the stolen taxi who takes of around the corner. See more »


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James Hayson: Rancid.
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Excellent thriller!
23 November 2004 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Excellent thriller with a slick cool look. The story is intense and the plots twists and turns, it keeps you guessing all the way to the end. As far as thrillers goes, this is as good as it gets. The acting is great and it's good to see Matthew Settle in a staring role. He has movie star quality and works great in this one. The narration is broken up and consists of flashbacks which adds to the building of tension. The movie is shot in studios in Sweden and the exterior in New York. The sets are just great and you could never guess that the movie isn't made on location in New York. If you like fast pacing slick thrillers then you should catch this one.

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