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New Town Killers (2008)

 |  Drama  |  12 June 2009 (UK)
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sean MacDonald
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Alistair Raskolnikov
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Jamie Stewart (as Alastair MacKenzie)
Charles Mnene ...
Sam
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Alice MacDonald
John Gray ...
Homeless Man
Rebecca Palmer ...
Woman Loan Shark
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Julie Stewart
Neil McNulty ...
Turbonegro Fan
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Gang Leader
Sheila Donald ...
Old Woman
Jamie Michie ...
Police Officer 1
Jenny Foulds ...
Police Officer 2
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News Footage Police Officer
Edie Jobson ...
TV Presenter
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives with his sister on a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. She's in debt, he's going nowhere fast. Sean agrees to play for cash. He soon realises he's walked into twelve hours of hell where survival is the name of the game. Written by Independent

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One night. Two killers. Twelve grand. Play the game.

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12 June 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Oi dolofonoi tou New Town  »

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Karen Gillan has a small part in the film as the young woman at the bus station. See more »

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New Town Killers
by Isa & The Filthy Tongues
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The Game (with Michael Douglas) was far better
20 November 2009 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

Having grown up in Edinburgh I expected to enjoy this film based on the comments of other reviewers. I also chose it for Dougray Scott who plays a mean if somewhat two dimensional villain in other films with entertaining results. I felt that the story was weak and rather predictable. However, that did not detract from the performance of the young male lead who I thought was excellent and utterly convincing as was his friend. Liz White continued to grow in my estimation with this performance having already seen her in "Life On Mars" and "A Short Stay in Switzerland". These actors far exceeded the capabilities of the script and the storyline and I will continue to watch for them in future releases. To be honest, their performances and the clever use of art and location in the film are the only reasons I have for giving this film a 7. If the score was for storyline alone, it would have garnered a 3.


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