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Dead Man's Shoes -- A disaffected soldier (Considine) returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother (Kebbell) years ago.


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Release Date:
1 October 2004 (Ireland) See more »
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A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
4 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

Paddy Considine ... Richard

Gary Stretch ... Sonny

Toby Kebbell ... Anthony
Stuart Wolfenden ... Herbie
Neil Bell ... Soz
Paul Sadot ... Tuff
Seamus O'Neill ... Big Al (as Seamus O'Neal)

Jo Hartley ... Marie
Paul Hurstfield ... Mark

Emily Aston ... Patti

George Newton ... Gypsy John
Craig Considine ... Craig
Matt Considine ... Matthew

Andrew Shim ... Elvis
Arthur Meadows ... Mourner
Gill Meadows ... Mourner
Neil Dodd ... Mourner
Benn Dodd ... Mourner
Jordan Dodd ... Mourner
Lauren Dodd ... Mourner
Jenna Winter ... Mourner
Pauline Herbert ... Super 8 footage
Mark Herbert ... Super 8 footage
John Farrar ... Super 8 footage
Maurice Hemmingway ... Super 8 footage
Sandra Hemmingway ... Super 8 footage
Darren Hemmingway ... Super 8 footage
Wayne Hemmingway ... Super 8 footage
Hannah Hemmingway ... Super 8 footage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonard Byrne ... Donald (Pub Regular)

Directed by
Shane Meadows 
Writing credits
Paddy Considine (written by) &
Shane Meadows (written by)

Paul Fraser (additional material)

Produced by
Steve Beckett .... executive producer
Peter Carlton .... executive producer
Will Clarke .... executive producer
Mark Herbert .... producer
Louise Meadows .... co-producer
Tessa Ross .... executive producer
Barry Ryan .... line producer
Original Music by
Aphex Twin 
Cinematography by
Danny Cohen (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Celia Haining 
Lucas Roche 
Chris Wyatt 
Casting by
Carol Crane 
Production Design by
Adam Tomlinson 
Art Direction by
Adam Tomlinson 
Makeup Department
Tristan Versluis .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Rebecca Mark-Lawson .... executive in charge of production
Kate Ogborn .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lisa Butler .... second assistant director
Daemian Greaves .... third assistant director
Griffin .... first assistant director
Steve Watson .... third assistant director
Art Department
Rosie Jones .... assistant art director
Gavin Lewis .... art director: second unit
Anjan Sarkar .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
James Feltham .... re-recording mixer
Mark Hackett .... foley mixer
Matt Hall .... dialogue editor
Stevie Haywood .... sound recordist
Nigel Heath .... re-recording mixer
Dave Heels .... sound assistant
Lewis James .... assitant sound re-recording mixer
Greg Marshall .... sound effects editor
Leyton Rooney .... additional sound editor
Ian Waggott .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
Tim Caplan .... visual effects supervisor
Bronwyn Edwards .... 2D artist
Al Ford .... visual effects editor
Elysia Greening .... 2D support
Matthew Leach .... technical assistant
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Bail .... electrician
Mark Clayton .... gaffer
Andy Hill .... clapper loader
Nathan Mann .... focus puller: additional photography
Zac Nicholson .... director of photography: additional photography
Mike Parker .... aerial cameraman
Dean Rogers .... still photographer
Lucie Seymour .... focus puller
Matt Shaw .... focus puller: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Theresa Hughes .... costumes supervisor
Editorial Department
Paul Harrison .... digital colorist
Location Management
Richard Knight .... location manager
Music Department
Dangermouse & Jemini .... music performers
Other crew
Dean Baker .... production runner
Mary Burke .... production assistant
David Finnigan .... production runner
Louise Knight .... continuity
Keeley Naylor .... unit publicist
Rachel Robey .... production co-coordinator
Dan Clark .... special thanks
Rob Garvie .... special thanks

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90 min
Black and White (flashback scenes) | Color
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The ruined castle featured is Riber Castle, which housed a small zoo in its grounds from the 1960s, featuring mostly British wildlife. The zoo closed in 2000 and the castle lay empty until it was bought by property developers, who converted it into apartments.See more »
Continuity: When Sonny, Soz and Herbie set off up the stairs with weapons to check for Richard's presence, they get to the top of the stairs in a different order than they started.See more »
[first lines]
Richard:[narrating] God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that.
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Movie Connections:
References One Million Years B.C. (1966)See more »
Vessel in VainSee more »


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55 out of 84 people found the following review useful.
Raw and edgy., 11 October 2004
Author: Kevin Weedon (wertperch) from Davis, CA

This is not just a "kitchen sink" film. It's an thriller with an edge, a story and believable characters.

It is a fairly violent film, but that violence is given a realistic, documentary treatment, which is some ways makes it all the more shocking. There is no gore splatter, just cold, well-defined revenge. The trailer did leave me with the impression it was going to be much bloodier, but I feel that Shane Meadows got the balance right.

Paddy Considine's script is very good, and leaves enough room for the audience to be surprised at the next turn, and his portrayal of a vengeful brother is spot-on.

Provided they are happy with the lack of Hollywood polish, this is a film I'd recommend to any lovers of the thriller genre. It's well-paced and there are sufficient surprises to keep you guessing throughout.

Overall, it kept me well occupied and it gets a good 8/10 from me.

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