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New Town Killers (2008) - Plot Summary Poster

Plot Summary

  • 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
  • In Edinburgh, the teenager Sean Macdonald lives a life without perspective with his sister Alice Kelly. Out of the blue, Sean discovers that Alice owes twelve thousand pounds to dangerous people that are forcing her to travel to Amsterdam to traffic drugs. However, he is contacted by two men, Alistair Raskolnikov and Jamie Stewart that offer twelve thousand pounds to him to play hide and seek for twelve hours with them. If their hunting fails, Sean would earn the amount on the next morning. Sean accepts but sooner he finds that Alistair is a sadistic paranoid killer and he needs to escape not only for the money, but to survive.

    - Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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With a premise that suggests an early 21st century variation on David Fincher's paranoia classic THE GAME (1997)...

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