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Mr. Nice (2010)

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The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

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The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

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Opening Weekend:

£134,846 (UK) (15 October 2010)

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£528,534 (UK) (15 October 2010)
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That really is David Thewlis' penis that we get a glimpse of in a poolside scene. Originally his agent rang up and spoke to writer-director Bernard Rose, saying that he couldn't possibly reveal his penis as he was in the Harry Potter films! Thewlis however disagreed. See more »

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When Howard is hunting for an unoccupied working phone box, the couple he attempts to interrupt are using a modern style push button phone. See more »

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Howard Marks: A dealer is really just someone who buys more dope than he can smoke. And I have to say, I'm ashamed, I tried to smoke it all. There was just too fuckin' much of it.
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The credits appear over a super slow motion shot of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) lighting and taking a toke from a joint. See more »

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Don't Bogart Me
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Routine Biopic of an Elite British Drug Smuggler
21 March 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) grew up in a Welsh village, went to Oxford a relative innocent, and emerged from university as a fully-fledged drug smuggler. He subsequently went on to become one of Britain's most celebrated (notorious?) drug barons, leading an exuberant lifestyle while successfully evading most attempts at capture. Bernard Rose's biopic encourages us to admire Rose's chutzpah, as he encounters a variety of shady characters, including practicing IRA member Jim McCann (David Thewlis, speaking in an eccentric Irish accent), and American cartel owner Ernie Combs (Crispin Glover). The film's tone remains lighthearted throughout, and there are some convincing scenes where modern-day actors are inserted into authentically Seventies archive scenes (complete with washed-out colors). But in truth MR. NICE does not have that much to say, either about the ethics - if there can be such a thing - of drug-smuggling, nor about the lengths to which people will go to try and evade customs-officers of various countries. It remains a rather slight crime-caper, distinguished mostly by Ifans' jaunty performance as Howard Marks.


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