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A Day of Violence -- Mitchell Parker lies dead on a morgue slab. In life, Mitchell was a Debt Collector, surrounded by filth and scum. He stumbles across 100,000 in cash, hidden in the sofa of one of his clients. Hunted by the gang whose money he has stolen, he must evade capture and use the money to rid himself of his demonsl. Witness his last days of life.


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“A Day Of Violence” (DVD Review)
 (From Fangoria. 8 August 2010, 8:06 AM, PDT)

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Extremely graphic gangster thriller, not for the faint of heart See more (11 total) »


  (in credits order)
Giovanni Lombardo Radice ... Hopper
Nick Rendell ... Mitchell

Christopher Fosh ... Chisel
Victor D. Thorn ... Curtis Boswell
Peter Rnic ... Madock
Steve Humphries ... Smithy

Helena Martin ... Suzy

Tina Barnes ... Abbi

Forbes KB ... Noodles
Pete Morgan ... Danny
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Barfoot ... The Shopkeeper
David Blade ... Mortuary Attendent
Michael Blown ... Goon 5
Stephen Churchett ... Goon 6
Errol Clarke ... Fingers
Andy Frith ... Frithy

Harold Gasnier ... Casey
Sasa Ilic ... Knuckles

Dave Judge ... Patrick Maloney
Steve Laight ... Goon #4
John Lush ... Goon #1
James Mason ... Goon #2
Bryony Meachen ... Holly Parker

Fabrizio Santino ... Fabrizio
Chris St. Omer ... Big Chris
Mike Wilks ... Goon #3

Directed by
Darren Ward 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Chris Barfoot  script editor
Darren Ward 

Produced by
Dave Andrews .... producer
Ian Andrews .... producer
Catherine Friend .... producer
Pillinger Kathy .... producer
Janet Lush .... producer
Malcolm Lush .... producer
Maria O'Reilly .... producer
Glen Wale .... producer
Darren Ward .... producer
Terry Ward .... producer
Charles Winfield .... producer
Original Music by
Dave Andrews 
Cinematography by
John Raggett 
Film Editing by
Darren Ward (co-editor)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stefan Smith .... first assistant director
Sound Department
Dave Eccleston .... audio mastering engineer
Richard Moore .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Cesar Alonso .... special effects makeup
Stuart Browne .... special effects makeup
Scott Orr .... special effects makeup
Alastair Vardy .... special effects supervisor
Dave Judge .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Mitchell .... camera operator
Other crew
David King .... runner

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UK:91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Germany:16 (cut) | UK:18

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7 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
Extremely graphic gangster thriller, not for the faint of heart, 22 September 2010
Author: Indyrod from United States

Darren Ward directed this extremely violent gangster bloodfest, and he certainly delivers the goods. The story is about Mitchell (Nick Rendell), a money collector dispatched by a gangster boss to find some missing money. Movie begins with a really really hot sex scene, between Mitchell and his Wife, and then moves 24 months ahead with him lying dead on a morgue slab, with a huge hole in his stomach. The story is told by the dead man and recounts what happened to cause his gruesome death. The gangster boss believes he was robbed and when Mitchell goes to the guy they think did it, he finds the money and cuts the guys throat open, with lots of blood spray. Mitchell keeps the money, and then is called upon by an even meaner gangster boss to find his 100K, which Mitchell now has. This starts a rampage of some of the most extremely violent graphic bloody kill scenes you are likely to see in any movie. Ward really sets forth to create a splatterfest of the highest order. He succeeds with some great shootouts and one particular torture scene of a guy hanging by his feet from the ceiling. After beating the guy with clubs, for stealing money from the boss, what follows knocked me out of my chair. I've seen it all, believe me, but what they do to this guy made me flinch and is not easily forgotten, especially by men. Extremely bloody, gory, and Ward makes sure you see it all in nice bright bloody color. Every step of the way Mitchell takes with his psychopath partner leads to more kills, and more graphically detailed blood and guts. After the crime boss finds out it was Mitchell himself that stole his money, everybody goes after him. Big time shootouts, more kills, and I thought I was in heaven. There is NO WAY this cut Mr. Ward sent me will ever see the light of day in an American theater. But he intends on releasing it uncut and unrated, so lucky for everybody that likes this genre, you'll get to see what I saw in the screener. This is a very very brutal movie, but top notch acting by all involved, and great photography, make this a must-see for you fans of excessive violent movies. I didn't notice any CGI, just plain old very well staged practical makeup effects make this one a joy. There's a little Guy Ritchie, some Tarantino (ala Reservoir Dogs), but mostly Darren Ward (Sudden Fury) that creates a very memorable graphic gangster thriller. This movie is NOT to be missed, it scores on all levels. I loved it, and will buy it for sure, just to hear Mr. Wards commentary.

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