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The Grind (2012)

The Grind is a modern urban drama, set in world of sex, drug dealers, dance nightclubs and loan sharks. Vince (Freddie Connor) is the nightclub manager of The Grind in Hackney, East London ...

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The Grind is a modern urban drama, set in world of sex, drug dealers, dance nightclubs and loan sharks. Vince (Freddie Connor) is the nightclub manager of The Grind in Hackney, East London and having fought his way to a decent living and respectable lifestyle he is determined to settle down and take life easier. Upon meeting and starting a relationship with Nancy (Zoe Tapper) Vinces dream of running a casino for his Boss and getting married looks set.

Bobby (Gordon Alexander), Vinces best friend from school, is released from prison and their friendship soon falls apart, Bobbys addiction to cocaine and gambling spirals out of control and he now owes a huge amount of money to Vinces boss, Dave (Jamie Foreman); owner of The Grind and an East End loan shark. Vince's life takes a dramatic turn for the worse. Loyalties are tested and friendships are pushed to their limits.

The Grind features a commanding ensemble cast including Jamie Foreman (Layer Cake, Nil By Mouth), Danny John-Jules (Red ...

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East End Loan... Dead End Debt

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An East End crime drama with a deadly twist
1 May 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A gangster movie set on the streets of London is nothing new. The story is interesting and the rave culture come through well and it's nice to see a new film maker on the scene doing a different take on the gangster genre. The film revolves around Bobby and his debts to the local crime lord Dave. The performances are weak in places and could have done with some stronger female characters being developed such as Zoe Tapper has a great future, but clearly it was a guns and geezers movie with trance music and a heist thrown in. It's definitely not a student film and it's good to see the film doing so well in the charts and doing a lot better than the crapline of films that are out there! 8 out of 10 because of the brave ending and being so high in the charts


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