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Release Date:
15 April 2010 (UK) See more »
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Tagline:
Getting Out Means Getting Even
Plot:
During a routine hit, "Boots" Mason (Gary Stretch) learns a hit has been placed on his own life when a crooked cop... See more » | Add synopsis »
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So bad but the last 30 minutes almost redeems it! See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Gary Stretch ... Mitchell 'Boots' Mason

Vinnie Jones ... Dunn

Stephen Rea ... Anawalt

Shannyn Sossamon ... Claire

Christopher Lee ... Mr. Mason
Lee Ryan ... Reuben

Adrian Paul ... Christian Mason

Jean Marsh ... Mrs. Mason

Sadie Frost ... Dutch

Geoff Bell ... Frank Marshall

George Harris ... Doctor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Luing Andrews ... Vladimir
Sam Ardley ... Teen One
Dean Bardini ... Frank's Mate

Greg Bennett ... Mason's Lawyer
Hannah Curtis ... Natalie

Richard Durden ... Carl

Adam F. ... Sean (as Adam Fenton)

Adam Fogerty ... Tony

Rufus Graham ... Auctioneer
Nikki Harrup ... Barmaid
Gael Johnson ... Christian's PA
Emma Linley ... Christine

Meredith Ostrom ... Amanda Mason
Austen Palmer ... Henry Holmes

Anton Saunders ... Vladimir Luchko

Gregg Sulkin ... Teen Two
Chris Wilson ... Police Officer

Sarah Hannah ... Bar Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Marcus Warren 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marcus Warren 

Produced by
John Cairns .... producer
Pene Cairns .... co-executive producer
Cameron Casey .... associate producer
Mark Cellier .... executive producer
Mike Corfe .... co-executive producer
John Daly .... executive producer
David Dickson .... associate producer
Cortney Haile .... associate producer
Rowland Huelin .... co-executive producer
Mike Ingham .... co-executive producer
Shirley Ingham .... co-executive producer
Nadya Jary .... associate producer
Mike Klein .... co-executive producer
Caroline Levy .... line producer
Tosca Musk .... associate producer
Byron Schley .... associate producer
Roderick Sheen .... co-executive producer
Gina Stroud .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Oakenfold 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Morris 
 
Film Editing by
David Head 
 
Casting by
Zora DeHorter 
 
Production Design by
Marcus Wookey 
 
Art Direction by
Nick Dent 
 
Costume Design by
Andrew Cox 
 
Makeup Department
Roz Abery .... prosthetic makeup artist
Jemma Carballo .... assistant makeup artist
Tara McDonald .... hair designer
Tara McDonald .... makeup designer
 
Production Management
Jaynie Miller .... production manager
Liz Pearson .... post-production supervisor
Jon Thompson .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ian Hughes .... third assistant director
Jamie Macdermott .... first assistant director
Adam Morris .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Joe Borowski .... dressing props
Joe Borowski .... stand-by props
Christopher Chandler .... standby prop
Charlotte Crosbie .... production buyer
Cathy Featherstone .... production buyer
Dougie Lankston .... dressing props
Adam McCreight .... property master
Tony Statham .... signs and graphics
Dorothy Sullivan .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Naomi Dandridge .... adr recordist
Paul William Edwards .... foley editor
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer
Andrew Felton .... boom operator
Alan Freedman .... adr mixer: Los Angeles
Tony Gibson .... sound effects editor
Scott Jones .... adr mixer
Arran Mahoney .... sound effects editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Chris Navarro .... adr mixer
Rashad Omar .... sound mixer
Filipa Principe .... dialogue editor
Nigel Squibbs .... sound re-recording mixer
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant
Jason Swanscott .... foley artist
Simon J. Willis .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Browne .... special effects technician
Rob Partridge .... armory head
Alastair Vardy .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Joel Bodin .... digital compositor
Ryan Hutchings .... compositor
Jonna Isotalus .... digital compositor
Rick McMahon .... roto/prep
Jola Piesakowska .... visual effects supervisor
Lewis Saunders .... compositor
Robert A. Willis .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Susie Allnutt .... still photographer
Andrew Bailey .... gaffer
Sergio Bernuzzi .... grip
Robert Binnall .... camera operator: "b" camera
Warren Buckingham .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Dan Carling .... camera trainee
David Churchyard .... clapper loader
Martin Cox .... bestboy
Kit Fraser .... additional photographer
Bill Kaye .... still photographer: additional
Terry Robb .... rigging gaffer
Fran Weston .... focus puller: "b" camera
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rebecca Grint .... costume assistant
Lupt Utama .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Ross Baker .... colorist
Sean Barton .... additional editor
Nigel Bunyan .... assembly editor
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Nina Khan .... post-production manager
Steve Knight .... digital intermediate technician
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Laura Metcalfe .... post-production facilities manager
Des Murray .... on-line editor
Andy Richards .... senior digital intermediate technician
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
 
Music Department
Claire Freeman .... assistant music supervisor
Marc Marot .... music supervisor
Michael J. McEvoy .... composer: additional music
Paul Oakenfold .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Nick Kenyon .... driver: cast
Cain Lee .... cameracar driver
 
Other crew
William Archer .... assistant to producer
Lucy Chilton .... production assistant
Matthew Clarke .... location scout
Lucy Eldridge .... runner
Nikki Ellis .... assistant to director
David Fennings .... set runner
Claire Finbow .... production assistant
Ben Hopwood .... production runner
Richard Hyland .... production accountant
Amanda Lean .... script supervisor
Kelly Marcel .... script editor
Tom Mulberge .... set runner
Suzanne Nolan .... story consultant
David O'Donoghue .... business affairs
Helene Oosthuizen .... script supervisor
Andrew Ryland .... location assistant
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for some strong brutal violence and pervasive language
Runtime:
102 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #46352)
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The car "Boots" Mason drives is a TVR Sagaris.See more »

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9 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
So bad but the last 30 minutes almost redeems it!, 26 October 2010
Author: andy-gilligan from United Kingdom

I had high hopes for this movie. The plot was a man out of jail working as a debt collector for a local business who was asked to do one last job, in order to get out of it all!! then you have his brother Christian (played by an awful Adrian Paul from the Highlander TV series) who was responsible for putting him in prison who wants to make amends for what happened. When i say "make amends" it certainly doesn't pan out in that way. More on this character later.

Gary Stretch who plays the lead character Mitchell Mason, has a good on-screen presence, but he is not a leading man. He is surrounded by some heavyweights and some seriously bad "lightweights" that actually make him look like Robert De Niro at times (no offence Bob). He tries his best but even Vinnie Jones as the corrupt cop makes him look like a cardboard cut-out as he hams up the "bad cop" role like a spit-roasted pig.

Christopher Lee and Jean Marsh are on show (yet i can't see what possessed them to want to be part of this?) play the parents and some of their scenes are so painful to watch as they are put in scenes with such awful acting that you feel embarrassed for them!

Stephen Rea does his best as an upper class bad guy but you still cringe watching the drivel script he has to deal with. Then you have Sadie Frost as a local Bar Owner (i'm not sure what this part of the film's purpose was, as it was pointless).

Then you have the worst acting I have seen in a long time. Hang on, 2nd worst!

Adrian Paul who plays Mitchell's brother Christian, simply CANNOT act, and that is an understatement. I have seen dead people show more emotion and talent than this guy. I think the director actually did him a favour in hiring the actress to play his wife as she is even worse, and that must have been tough. The acting by these 2 characters would've been perfect in an Olaf Ittenbach horror movie. Yes, its that bad!!

The storyline is all over the place as it tries to be cool and modern by going back and forth in the timelines. I think the film would have worked better if they had just done it from first date to last. I think new directors must think this works in gangster style movies but in this one it fails.

On a plus point, the scenes with Shannyn Sossamon (Claire) are the high points of the film. If only they had put more into this than they did, it could've actually been a good film. There is definitely a chemistry there between the 2 characters and they should have focused on this a lot more. I would say Shannyn's performance is one of the better ones overall.

The last 20-30 minutes of this film are actually not bad, if you can endure the first 70 minutes. But don't expect anything special with this film. You won't get it!! Best thing to do? go and dig out Going Off Big Time. Similar film but better acting, script, plot, etc.

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