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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)
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
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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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12 June 2009 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Oi dolofonoi tou New Town  »

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$3,280 (UK) (12 June 2009)
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2.35 : 1
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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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witless
23 August 2015 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A script this poor should never have been made. There is an attempt at social commentary, monied classes playing psychopathic games with the underclass simply because they can. There is an attempt to tick the thriller genre boxes, but all terribly clichéd - a jump across rooftops, flashing red tracker lights, a stalk through a nightclub (and switched identities that resolve this), hiding in the stalls in a toilet... There is not one original thought or scene in this whole film. The dialogue is full of clichés - "I am your friend" - and often lacks plausibility. For example, the protagonist is enraged when he discovers his sister has run up a debt of 12,000 pounds. The hunters offer him exactly 12,000 pounds to be hunted. When he calls to accept, he asks: "How much are you offering again?" The theme seems to take issue with the corrupting influence of money but has a flippant attitude towards male prostitution. This kind of puerile writing makes it impossible to talk about the performances, the actors simply have nothing to work with. This is a po-faced, poorly executed film, the main achievement being to confirm that whatever talents Jobson has, screen writing is not one of them. Two stars for some nice photography of one of my favourite cities.


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