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RocknRolla -- London is ground zero for the changing times with big-time mobsters from the East, criminals from the streets, all vying to change the rules of commerce and crime.
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RocknRolla -- Behind The Scenes: Chris Bridges And Jeremy Piven's gun goes off
RocknRolla -- Interview: Gerard Butler "On the story"

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Guy Ritchie (written by)
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Release Date:
31 October 2008 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
A story of sex, thugs and rock 'n roll.
Plot:
In London, a real-estate scam puts millions of pounds up for grabs, attracting some of the city's scrappiest tough guys and its more established underworld types, all of whom are looking to get rich quick. While the city's seasoned criminals vie for the cash, an unexpected player -- a drugged out rock 'n' roller presumed to be dead but very much alive -- has a multi-million dollar prize fall into his hands. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Ritchie Snatches from himself Lock, Stock and Barrel. See more (192 total) »

Cast

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Gerard Butler ... One Two

Tom Wilkinson ... Lenny Cole

Thandie Newton ... Stella

Mark Strong ... Archy

Idris Elba ... Mumbles

Tom Hardy ... Handsome Bob

Karel Roden ... Uri Omovich

Toby Kebbell ... Johnny Quid

Jeremy Piven ... Roman

Ludacris ... Mickey (as Chris Bridges)

Jimi Mistry ... Councillor

Matt King ... Cookie

Geoff Bell ... Fred the Head

Dragan Micanovic ... Victor

Michael Ryan ... Pete

Nonso Anozie ... Tank

Gemma Arterton ... June
David Bark-Jones ... Bertie (as David Bark Jones)

David Leon ... Malcolm

Bronson Webb ... Paul
Kelly George ... Danny

Roland Manookian ... Bandy

Jamie Campbell Bower ... Rocker
Alex Kovas ... Chechnyan
Mario Woszcycki ... Chechnyan (as Marios Woszezycki)
Mickey De Hara ... Turbo
Scott McNess ... Johnny - 12 Years old

Tim Wallers ... Property Lawyer

James Greene ... Judge
Jasper Jacob ... Barrister

Joanna Bacon ... Speeler Girl

Johnny Harris ... Gary

Tiffany Mulheron ... Jackie

Ben Caplan ... Estate Agent
Ben Homewood ... Estate Agent

David Sterne ... Barman

Oliver Dimsdale ... Posh Man In Shorts

Blake Ritson ... Drowned Sloane
Robert Stone ... Nightclub Bouncer
Andy Linden ... Waster
Jason Courtis ... Accountant

Charlotte Armer ... Nurse
Rory Sadler ... Eton Boy
Oliver Dean ... Eton Boy

Anton Saunders ... Detective Sergeant Barnes
James Puddephatt ... Detective Sergeant
Laura McIntosh ... Sexy Girl In Bathroom
Billy Lunn ... The Subways
Charlotte Cooper ... The Subways
Josh Morgan ... The Subways (as Joshua Morgan)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morne Botes ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Ian Houghton ... Held up Accountant (uncredited)
Aaron King ... Theatre Goer (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... Policeman (uncredited)

Guy Ritchie ... Man riding bicycle (uncredited)

Tom Rooke ... Waiter (uncredited)
Johan van Vuuren ... Sloane 2 (uncredited)

Directed by
Guy Ritchie 
 
Writing credits
Guy Ritchie (written by)

Produced by
Martin Askew .... associate producer
Steve Clark-Hall .... producer
Mickey De Hara .... associate producer (as Mickey De'Hara)
Susan Downey .... producer
Navid McIlhargey .... executive producer
Lauren Meek .... associate producer
Steve Richards .... executive producer
Guy Ritchie .... producer
Joel Silver .... producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Isles 
 
Cinematography by
David Higgs (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James Herbert 
 
Casting by
Reg Poerscout-Edgerton 
 
Production Design by
Richard Bridgland 
 
Art Direction by
Andy Nicholson (supervising art director)
 
Set Decoration by
Debbie Moles 
 
Costume Design by
Suzie Harman 
 
Makeup Department
Anna Cash .... makeup artist: one day
Kirstin Chalmers .... hair designer
Kirstin Chalmers .... makeup designer
Jenny Harling .... makeup artist
Laura Lilley .... makeup trainee
Laura McIntosh .... makeup artist
Kath Rayner .... makeup artist
Laura Lilley .... hair trainee (uncredited)
Waldo Mason .... prosthetics (uncredited)
Brigitta Smart .... makeup artist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tom Avison .... unit manager
Mark Mostyn .... production manager
Emma Zee .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Baker .... second assistant director (as Matt Baker)
Paul Bennett .... second second assistant director
Max Keene .... first assistant director
Paul Bennett .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Sarah Brand .... assistant director runner (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ben Bagley .... stand-by props
Lee Biggs .... carpenter
Julian Caldow .... storyboard artist
Neal Callow .... stand-by art director
Tina Charad .... graphic designer
George Dean .... senior painter
Peter Edge .... stand-by painter
Nick Flatt .... stand-by stagehand
David Gibson .... carpenter
Jane Gilchrist .... store person
Gavin Grant .... dressing props
David Gray .... stand-by rigger
Darren Hayward .... carpenter
Sarah Jenneson .... set decorator assistant
Alex King .... picture car coordinator
James Mannell .... dressing props
Simon Marjoram .... carpenter
Paul Anthony McGill .... architectural illustrator
Garry Moore .... stand-by carpenter
Greg O'Donnell .... stand-by painter
Mark Papworth .... stand-by props
Steve Register .... prop master
Julie Signy .... production buyer
David Smith .... stand-by stagehand
Rob Sutton .... senior carpenter
Chris Tooth .... art department assistant (as Christopher Tooth)
Luke Whitelock .... assistant art director
Dennis Wilson .... construction manager (as Denis Wilson)
Galo Make Canote .... title art drawings (uncredited)
Paul Couch .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Adriaan Engelbrecht .... foam technician (uncredited)
Thomas Jones .... props mould-maker (uncredited)
Morgan Parker .... props (uncredited)
Antony Parnell .... props (uncredited)
Evie Wray .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Christopher Alba .... first assistant sound editor
Ron Bartlett .... sound re-recording mixer
Pierre Brouard .... dialogue editor
Alessandro Checcacci .... re-recording mixer: italian dubbing
Lukas Chyska .... adr recordist
Valerie Davidson .... supervising foley editor
Eric Flickinger .... sound recordist
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
John Hayes .... production sound mixer
Doug Hemphill .... sound re-recording mixer (as D.M. Hemphill)
Devin Joseph .... dialogue editor
Garie Kan .... boom operator
Susan Kurtz .... dialogue editor
Mary Jo Lang .... foley mixer
Mark Larry .... supervising sound editor
Kimberly Ellen Lowe .... dialogue/adr supervisor (as Trillby Kimberly Lowe)
Alyson Dee Moore .... foley artist (as Alyson Moore)
Ian Morgan .... adr editor: UK
Jordan O'Neill .... DTS Sound Mastering Engineer
Tom Ozanich .... sound effects editor
Nancy Parker .... foley artist
John Roesch .... foley artist
Andrew Rowe .... sound assistant
Paul Schwartz .... boom operator
Bryan O. Watkins .... co-supervising sound editor (as Bryan Watkins)
Nathan Whitehead .... assistant sound editor
Hugo Jeffreys .... adr recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David Harris .... special effects supervisor
Graham Hills .... senior special effects technician
Craig Leong .... special effects assistant
Kyle May .... special effects trainee
Karl Openshaw .... special effects engineer
Stuart Wishart .... senior special effects engineer
Danny Hills .... special effects trainee (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Dave Bannister .... senior compositor: Rushes Post Production
Seb Barker .... CG artist: Rushes Post Production (as Seb Baker)
Jocelin Capper .... visual effects executive producer: Rushes Post Production (as Joce Capper)
Michael Deming .... digital film bureau
Guy Elson .... senior compositor: Rushes Post Production
Neil Harrison .... digital intermediate systems administrator
Warwick Hewett .... visual effects coordinator: Rushes Post Production
Louise Hussey .... visual effects producer: Rushes Post Production
Alex Jenyon .... digital matte painter: Rushes Post Production
Timothy P. Jones .... digital film bureau
Tom Kimberley .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
Alex Llewellyn .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
Ian Murphy .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
John Palmer .... digital film bureau manager
Mark Pascoe .... CG artist: Rushes Post Production
Kate Porter .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
Scott Pritchard .... composite supervisor: Rushes Post Production
Jonathan Privett .... visual effects supervisor: Rushes Post Production
Cristina Puente .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
Adam Rowland .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
David Sjodin .... compositor: Rushes Post Production
Lee Tibbetts .... CG artist: Rushes Post Production
Alan Williamson .... visual effects data assistant: Rushes Post Production
Jez Tucker .... senior systems administrator: Rushes Post Production (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Milan Alavanja .... stunts wire effects
Richard Bradshaw .... stunt performer
Jim Dowdall .... stunt coordinator
Derek Lea .... stunt performer
Maurice Lee .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
James Grogan .... stunt double (uncredited)
Nick McKinless .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Alex Bailey .... still photographer
Andy Bell .... best boy
Dan Fontaine .... gaffer
Dave Gray .... stand-by rigger
Neil Gray .... HD technician
Stewart Holt .... electrician
Carolyn Hughes .... camera trainee
Julian Morson .... Steadicam operator
Julian Morson .... camera operator
Gary Parnham .... rigging electrician
Mike Parsons .... electrician
Ricky Payne .... electrician
Barney Piercy .... focus puller
Matthew Poynter .... focus puller (as Matt Poynter)
Steve Pugh .... key grip
Erin Stevens .... loader
Fred Todd .... electrician
John Walker .... rigging gaffer
Frankie Webster .... electrical rigger
Andy Woodcock .... assistant grip
Peter Batten .... additional camera operator (uncredited)
Emmet Cahill .... grip (uncredited)
James Foster .... second assistant camera: "b" camera: dailies (uncredited)
Jon Howard .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Nic Lawson .... cinematographer: second unit (uncredited)
Richard Mason .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Chuck Douglas .... extras casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Lillie Jeffrey .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bartholomew Cariss .... costume stand-by
Mark Lord .... costume stand-by
James Pavlou .... wardrobe assistant
Nat Turner .... assistant costume designer (as Nathaniel Turner)
Joanna Wright .... wardrobe supervisor
Emily-Rose Yiaxis .... costume dailies - buyer
Samantha Kent .... costume trainee (uncredited)
Elizabeth Wilson .... costume supervisor: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Rob Gordon .... digital on-line editor
Emily Greenwood .... digital on-line editor
Philip Hedgecock .... first assistant editor
Patrick Malone .... digital intermediate director of production
Erin McGookin .... digital intermediate producer
Rob Pizzey .... digital intermediate colorist
Mitch Rosin .... assistant editor
Crispin Struthers .... assistant editor
Nick Timms .... technical operator
Laurent Treherne .... digital film technical director
Andrew Bradley .... projectionist: post-production (uncredited)
Aidan Stanford .... color timer (uncredited)
 
Location Management
Ben MacGregor .... location scout (as Ben Macgregor)
Sarah Shepherd .... assistant location manager
Tom Stourton .... location scout
Claire Tovey .... location manager
Rob Ellingham .... location scout (uncredited)
 
Music Department
George Doering .... musician
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator
Scott Hosfeld .... musician
James Hyman .... film music consultant
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
Derek Somaru .... music editor
Amanda Street .... score supervisor
The Subways .... musician
Tommy Lockett .... music editor (uncredited)
Frank Macchia .... music preparation (uncredited)
Peter Rotter .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Jim Atkins .... unit driver
Nick Attfield .... unit driver
Dave Ballard .... driver: stand-by construction truck
Alan Burrows .... driver: camera truck
Gary J. Dodd .... driver: grip truck (as Gary Dodd)
Paul Elston .... driver: props runaround
Barry Goodwin .... unit driver
Georg Grohmann .... driver: Tom Wilkinson
George Morris .... action vehicle coordinator
Richard Ong .... driver: makeup trailer
Graham Pamment .... driver: production trailer
Steve Pyke .... driver: wardrobe truck (as Steve Pike)
David Speirs .... unit driver
Tony Power .... driver: construction department (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ilya V. Abulkhanov .... designer: Prologue Films (as Ilya Abulhanov)
Aaron Auch .... assistant: Joel Silver
Philip Ball .... utility stand-in (as Phil Ball)
Joanna Batten .... stand-in: Thandie Newton
Stephen Bender .... production coordinator: US (as Steve Bender)
Sarah Brand .... on-set assistant
Carol Bulmer .... caterer (as Carole Bulmer)
Kelly Kiyoon Chang .... accounts assistant
Kyle Cooper .... titles executive producer: Prologue Films
Gemma Copper .... caterer
Sarah Critchley .... clearance researcher
Ian Dawson .... title producer: Prologue Films
Marie-Cecile de Faucigny .... assistant accountant (as Marie Cecile De Faucigny)
Charles Edwards .... clearance researcher
Larry Eydmann .... health and safety
Ollie Gatehouse .... post production assistant
Mia Gray .... production assistant
Alex Hanson .... designer: Prologue Films
Moira Houlihan .... unit publicist
Patrick Isherwood .... production accountant
Nick Jeffries .... supervising armorer
Antony Judd .... chef (as Tony Judd)
Lara Khajetoorians .... assistant: Susan Downey
Adam Kuhn .... production accountant: US
Ron Levin .... legal representative: US
Ronald J. Levin .... legal representative
Kramer Lucas .... production assistant
Kramer Lucas .... production coordinator
John Malakoff .... production travel consultant
Paul McCloskey .... assistant: Steve Richards
Richard Moxon .... legal representative: UK
Ruth Nicol .... nurse (as Ruth Nichol)
Sarah Parfitt .... delivery paperwork coordinator
Christine Perrett .... caterer
Rebecca Rae .... assistant production coordinator
Stacy Raskin .... assistant: Joel Silver
Christina Rice .... assistant: Gerard Butler
Bobby Rich .... assistant: Guy Ritchie
Chris Sanchez .... illustrator: Prologue Films
Darren Simon .... unspecified crew member
Sam Smith .... on-set assistant
Isobel Thomas .... production coordinator
Elizabeth West .... script supervisor (as Liz West)
Oliver Wheeler .... production assistant
Adam Winkleman .... assistant: Navid McIlhargey
Danny Yount .... title designer
Danny Yount .... title designer: Prologue Films
Emma Baksi .... assistant: Mr. Piven (uncredited)
Glyn Harper .... floor runner: dailies (uncredited)
Tom McNulty .... technical director: online interactive (uncredited)
Dan Osborne .... armourer (uncredited)
Rob Sorrenti .... behind-the-scenes (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Martin Craig Martin .... special thanks
Richard Mirisch .... special thanks
Scott Walterschied .... thanks
 

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Rated R for pervasive language, violence, drug use and brief sexuality
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114 min
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Christopher Nolan said that it was his performance in this film that convinced him to cast Tom Hardy in Inception (2010) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: During the flashback to Johnny's childhood, we can see a Nintendo 64 controller on top of the television and below a Sony Playstation.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Archie:People ask the question... what's a RocknRolla? And I tell 'em - it's not about drums, drugs, and hospital drips, oh no. There's more there than that, my friend. We all like a bit of the good life - some the money, some the drugs, others the sex game, the glamour, or the fame. But a RocknRolla, oh, he's different. Why? Because a real RocknRolla wants the fucking lot.
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Features The Remains of the Day (1993)See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Ritchie Snatches from himself Lock, Stock and Barrel., 29 December 2009
Author: tyler-and-jack from Edinburgh.

A few lovable rogues find themselves mixed into a scheme that sees them dangerously crossing the path of the local Mr Big and there's also a valuable artifact that different, dangerous folk are after so things get complicated for everyone involved. Sound familiar? Writer-director Guy Ritchie's RocknRolla was hailed by many as a return to form upon it's release and, in a way, it is. Sadly, that's because it's pretty much an inferior copy of scenes he himself has done better and more stylishly in his first two movies. Which is a shame.

The saddest thing about this movie is the waste of such a great cast. Gerard Butler has been so good in so much lately that I really can't think of any faults with his work, ever. The other main asset here is Mark Strong, playing a hard man who puts up with a lot more than you may think he would but who also always does what needs to be done when he's convinced that it's the best course of action. Tom Wilkinson feels a little out of place playing a Mr Big here but, considering the way the story plays out, that might be an intentional thing. Thandie Newton is sexy and dangerous. Idris Elba is another consistently good performer, in my opinion. Toby Kebbell is fantastic. And I can watch Jeremy Piven in anything. Every other role is taken by someone just fine in the part so there are no problems there.

And Ritchie still has style to spare. We get the flourishes here and there, we get the juxtaposed scenes as stories are told and names talked about with respect, we also get the usual great mix of tunes to go with the visuals (although nowhere near as good as the tunes he has used in the past).

I'm actually not sure if Ritchie the writer provided material he had already overused or if Ritchie the director took the material and constructed the movie with far too many scenes he had already overused but this is one well that the man should perhaps stay away from for a while. It is watchable and certainly fun in places (the "money snatch" tale that Butler relates to Newton is full of some great, dark humour) but I personally even preferred the originality of Revolver, as despised as that movie was by many others.

See this if you like: Snatch, Layer Cake, Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.

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