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The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 14 October 2007 (USA)
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

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Mike Sullivan
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Kate Merrill
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Roberta Elliot
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Don Roberts CEO
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D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)
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Professor Cranshaw
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Sadie Miller
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Dwayne
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Interview Room PC (as Vince Bishop)
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Harry the Hat
John Enright ...
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An ambitious London sports journalist, an enigmatic tramp and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub. Written by Anon

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Der geheimnisvolle Code  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)
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This is the third film that Vinnie Jones and P.H. Moriarty have appeared together the first was 1998 film Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels the second was Submerged in 2005. However unlike the other two films one of the characters Moriarty plays survives. See more »

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Same serial code "62655" on white Five Pound notes being counted between time index 1:31:54 & 1:31:59 ... where the policeman is counting out money on public house table. See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: The Condemned (2012) See more »

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Black N Blue
Composed by B. Gleddon, S. Dymond, D. Hoyle
Courtesy of Audio Network plc
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Utterly dire
17 September 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Words fail me for this appalling waste of two hours of anyone's life. The story is contrived to the point of complete incredibility.

The acting is leaden and so much of this is laughably dreadful. Vinnie Jones - so wonderful in Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, is unbearably awful and unbelievable as Mike Sullivan, journalist.

I honestly can't ever remember seeing a worse film. It's only worth watching for the appalling continuity lapses. After Jones is handed a huge beating he emerges without a scratch on him. His girlfriend upends a drink over him and he chases her, emerging from the pub bone dry. It's quite dreadful, made all the worse by the talented actors who appear in it.


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