44 Inch Chest (2009)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  15 January 2010 (UK)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.


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Colin is in agony, shattered by his wife's infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by -- they kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place and as the situation escalates Loverboy's life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down the pub. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 January 2010 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

44 дюймa  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£152,171 (UK) (15 January 2010)


£152,171 (UK) (15 January 2010)

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The word 'cunt' is used 48 times See more »


Meredith: What I choose to do with my nine-and-a-half has fuck all to do with you.
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References Thunderbirds (1965) See more »


Prelude from Samson and Delilah
Written and Conducted by Victor Young
Courtesy of Paramount Pictures & Sony/ATV Publishing
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Just fantastic
23 September 2012 | by (Minneapolis, USA) – See all my reviews

It's so simple, but just fantastic. Dump of a warehouse, cheated husband,5 faithful friends( thugs or thugs wannabe's), and funny, brilliantly profane, smart script and actors to die for.If you are easily offended with cussing( and I never understood the nation appalled with word f..k, and in the same time in exaltation with violence in their favorite sports and news), just miss this movie. It just isn't for you and your ilk. This is a treatise on machismo and marriage and friendship, and it shows why man are the weaker sex. After all the bluster and violence, what stays is bottomless sadness. This is not "Sexy Beast", it is much better and deeper. Just fantastic...It just proves my point that I've been informed that my review contains a prohibited word. If I owned 20 guns and rifles, nobody would care. But a word that describes a common sexual practice scares everybody.

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