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New Town Killers (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 June 2009 (UK)
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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Sean MacDonald
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Alistair Raskolnikov
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Jamie Stewart (as Alastair MacKenzie)
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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
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Police Officer 1
Jenny Foulds ...
Police Officer 2
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News Footage Police Officer
Edie Jobson ...
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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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Oi dolofonoi tou New Town  »

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$3,280 (United Kingdom), 12 June 2009, Limited Release
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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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Boring, amatuerly made, awful script - Dougray Scott is the only plus point
7 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

This is genuinely one of the worst films I've had to sit through (I've rated over 1,800 films so far and not many have got this low a score). Despite being quite a short film it dragged on for what felt like hours - quite what Dougray Scott was doing in this I'll never know (charity? slumming it?). He does what he can with a poor script, snarling away and making the rest of the cast look poor, but ultimately you don't care about his character or any of the others.

I can appreciate it was made on a budget, but it seems to have also been made with no professional supervision. Every scene was amateur, no sense of timing (I can quite comfortably state this is the worst 'chase' movie I've ever seen) and there isn't enough of a plot to keep anyone interested.


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