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London to Brighton (2006)

Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Stanley ...
Kelly
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Joanne
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Derek
Nathan Constance ...
Chum
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Stuart Allen
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Duncan Allen
David Keeling ...
Charlie
Jamie Kenna ...
Tony
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Karen
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Tracey (as Claudie Blakely)
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Shane
Louise Appel ...
Debbie
Cat Meacher ...
Street Prostitute
Nick Ewans ...
Kerb Crawler in Car - Brighton
James Beirman ...
Kerb Crawler in Car - London
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It's 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly's pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive... Written by Vertigo Films

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Innocence has nowhere to hide

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, and strong language | See all certifications »

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1 December 2006 (UK)  »

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Londino - Brighton  »

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£500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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The main characters are from Paul Andrew Williams' short film Royalty (2001). Johnny Harris and Lorraine Stanley reprised their roles as Derek and Kelly, respectively, whilst Nathan Constance and Chloe Bale, who are both featured in the short, took new roles for this film. See more »

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For the exterior shot and interior scenes, the sun is shining from the wrong side for a morning southbound train journey. See more »

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Follows Royalty (2001) See more »

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Freaks
Performed by Scratch Perverts
Written by Prime Cuts, TY, Dynamite
Courtesy of Scratch Pervert Records
Published by Scratch Pervert Records
(C) 2006 Scratch Pervert Records
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Gritty, scary - and brilliant!
12 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't recall the last time a film had such a visceral impact on me. Coming out of the cinema after watching "London to Brighton" I felt my senses reeling and the adrenalin pumping as if I had just stepped off a particularly fiendish theme park ride.

There's a grim nastiness running throughout this story, interwoven with a thin thread of maternal compassion. Life is hard and hopeless for these people. They have few choices open to them. Their environment is sordid and gloomy. Even the seaside resort of Brighton is cold, windy and desolate.

But what lifts the audience out of what might otherwise be a depressing experience is the storyline which builds excitement and fear to the point where my friend felt he had to get up and actually leave the auditorium! Without revealing the plot, I can say that had he stayed, the final scene – which in no way strays from the noir – would have rewarded his perseverance.

The cast turn in convincing performances and Georgia Groome is excellent as the young runaway.


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