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Tony -- Boldly crafted into a creepy yet darkly funny, this urban nightmare will lurk in your memory as will Tony.
Tony -- Unemployed and unemployable, Tony is an alienated psychopath with severe social problems, an obsession for action films and a horrible moustache. His life is interrupted only by his nervous attempts to make friends, which are invariably rebuffed by laughter or contempt. Occasionally he snaps, and violence is the result…
Tony -- A week in the life of Tony, an alienated psychopath with severe social problems, an obsession for action films and a horrible moustache.

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Gerard Johnson (written by)
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Keeping a neighbourhood watch.
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A thriller centered on a serial killer in a rundown London suburb. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Peter Ferdinando ... Tony
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Frank Boyce ... Publican
Lorenzo Camporese ... Alex
Cyrus Desir ... Dealer
Lucy Flack ... Prostitute
Ian Groombridge ... Police Inspector

Ricky Grover ... Davey's Dad Paul
Ish ... Man in Porno Shop
Eddie Johnson ... Pub Regular
Mike Johnson ... Pub Regular
Darren Jones ... Mick
Greg Kam ... DVD Seller
Jill Keen ... Madam
Sam Kempster ... Davey
Ian Kilgannon ... TV Licence Inspector
Neil Large ... Drug Taker
Callum Madge ... Corpse in lounge

Neil Maskell ... Mike Hemmings
Mark Mooney ... Sunbed Shop Owner
Vicky Murdock ... Dawn
Francis Pope ... Smudger

George Russo ... Mackey
Rob Seth-Smith ... Drug Taker
Adrian Walker ... Corpse in bed
Kerryann White ... Davey's Mum Lisa

Directed by
Gerard Johnson 
 
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Gerard Johnson (written by)

Produced by
Paul Abbott .... executive producer
Leonard Crooks .... executive producer
Kirstie Edgar .... co-producer
Dan McCulloch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Matt Johnson 
The The 
 
Cinematography by
David Higgs 
 
Film Editing by
Ian Davies 
 
Production Design by
Naomi Reed 
 
Costume Design by
Suzie Harman 
 
Makeup Department
Anna Cash .... hair stylist
Anna Cash .... makeup artist
Lauren Dunn .... assistant hair stylist
Lauren Dunn .... assistant makeup artist
Lisa Kennedy .... assistant hair stylist (as Lisa Kenny)
Lisa Kennedy .... makeup artist (as Lisa Kenney)
Claudine Van De Vyver .... assistant hair stylist
Claudine Van De Vyver .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Heidi Mount .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emily Perowne .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Joanna Marshall .... art department pa
Richard Simmonds .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Jovan Ajder .... sound re-recording mixer
Jovan Ajder .... supervising sound editor
Tom Barrow .... sound mixer
Peter Crooks .... sound effects editor
Adam Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel .... sound re-recording mixer
Samir Foco .... sound effects editor
Samir Foco .... sound re-recording mixer
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Charlie Weisfeld .... additional sound recordist (as Charles Weisfeld)
Gareth Rhys Jones .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Marie Fernandes .... digital intermediate producer
Adam Glasman .... digital intermediate colourist
Aurora Shannon .... digital intermediate assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rory Green .... camera trainee
Woody Gregson .... assistant camera (second unit)
Carolyn Hughes .... clapper loader
Dale McCready .... additional cinematographer
Gemma Mount .... still photographer
Peter Talbot .... director of photography: second unit
 
Editorial Department
Dominic Gardiner .... on-line editor
 
Other crew
Emily Anderton .... executive: UK Film Council
Lee Brazier .... For AV Pictures
Alice Freedman .... production assistant
Chris Hainsworth .... Finance Executive AV Pictures
Rachael Lyons .... on set runner
Tom Nash .... production coordinator
Amanda Pyne .... production finance: UK Film Council
Vanessa Stoddart .... production accountant
Claire Warnes .... senior business affairs executive
Angus Ellis .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Hewitt .... thanks
 

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Beware of who you overlook, 22 February 2010
Author: gregsie74 from london

This is a fantastic film. Well shot, well written, well edited, well acted,effective soundtrack...and short enough to leave you wanting more.

I cant say enough good about this film, as its one of those films that is so good that it takes on a life of its own. As all great art, this is not a 'horror film' but a sociological reflection of our times.

The story introduces us to a lonely man who lives by himself and tries to form relationships with the vagrants and oddball characters but due to his inability to communicate properly, which we read into as shyness, years of repression, denial he ends up killing them.

Humour is used as a temporary escape valve from the horror we see, and actually, the comedy is a real highlight of this dark piece, as we are challenged to laugh at the absurdity of the situation. This is nothing new, but it added to the humanity of the piece.

To be honest, there are a few things that I have to criticize for this piece but these more loving embellishments than anything else. For example, the film could be longer as we are left hanging at the end and wanting more.without giving the game away, if tony had succeeded in his goals, and then given due punishment, it would have created the next layer of depth that the film is surely deserving.Also small symbolic indicators, without being too blatant would have added to revealing his past, that even if the film chose not to express, could add clues hinting at the person that Tony once was.Also could have done some scenes of him eating alone.

However with respect to the directors artistic choices, I believe leaving certain issues unresolved allows the viewer to imagine and ponder more about an epidemic that wont go away, provoking deeper contemplation. So in this respect, it is an intelligent artistic decision which is in hindsight, to be respected.

Like i said, great films are the ones that have a life of their own, not dictated by comparisons although comparisons are necessary to explain them, once you see the film, it goes far beyond that. this is a character study of a creature in pain. A product of its environment and even a sociological reflection of the dysfunction of its environment. As all good art does, makes us reflect and think in the here and now. And what we as people, society , generation, have become. Definitive stuff.

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