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London Boulevard -- The story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.
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London Boulevard -- The story of a man newly released from prison who falls in love with a reclusive young movie star and finds himself in a duel with a vicious gangster.

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William Monahan (screenplay)
Ken Bruen (novel)
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26 November 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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Not every criminal wants to be one.
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An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Colin Farrell ... Mitchel

Keira Knightley ... Charlotte

David Thewlis ... Jordan

Anna Friel ... Briony

Ben Chaplin ... Billy Norton

Ray Winstone ... Gant

Eddie Marsan ... DI Bailey

Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr. Raju

Stephen Graham ... Danny

Ophelia Lovibond ... Penny

Jamie Campbell Bower ... Whiteboy

Velibor Topic ... Storbor

Lee Boardman ... Lee

Alan Williams ... Joe
Jonathan Cullen ... Anthony Trent
Robert Willox ... Ravaged Guard

Tony Way ... Lone Paparazzo

Tim Plester ... Paparazzo One
Jake Abraham ... Paparazzo Two
Damir Koluder ... Storbor's Friend

Nick Bartlett ... Beaumont

Matt King ... Fletcher

Jamie Blackley ... The Footballer
Gregory Foreman ... Kid with Footballer
Sarah Niles ... Hospital Matron

Jonny Coyne ... Heavy One (as Jonathan Coyne)
Bob Mercer ... Heavy Two

Elly Fairman ... Gant's Wife
Oliver Wood ... Bottom Feeder One
Jonny Leigh Wright ... Bottom Feeder Two (as Jonny Leigh-Wright)
Hainsley Lloyd Bennett ... Unfortunate Student

Michelle Asante ... Woman in Brixton Flat
Julian Littman ... Alfons
Zehra Sameena ... Indian Woman at Ashmole Estate (as Sameena Zehra)
Giles Terera ... Waiter
Gerald Home ... Undertaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Augustina Amoa ... Passerby (uncredited)

Mihai Arsene ... Paparazzo III (uncredited)

Julian Bastida ... Spanish Man (uncredited)
David Dawson ... Big Issue Seller (uncredited)
Heath Finn ... Lawyer II (uncredited)
Simon Grover ... Porter at Storage (uncredited)

Andrew Havill ... Unlikely Vagrant (uncredited)

Duane Henry ... Nation of Islam Guy (uncredited)
Andre Hopley ... Gangster (uncredited)
Philip Howard ... Gangster Cameo (uncredited)
Oleg Kalninsh ... Russian Gangster (uncredited)

David Lyddon ... Customer (uncredited)

Peter Nikkos ... Senior TMZ Reporter (uncredited)
Eric Richard ... Villanous Pensioner in Cafe (uncredited)
Laurence Richardson ... (uncredited)
Christina S. Roman ... Spanish Woman (uncredited)

Daniel Ryan ... Bank Manager (uncredited)
Kerry Shale ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Ben Shockley ... Detective (uncredited)
Brad Wall ... London Gangster in Pub (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Monahan 
 
Writing credits
William Monahan (screenplay)

Ken Bruen (novel)

Produced by
Quentin Curtis .... producer
Tim Headington .... producer
Justine Suzanne Jones .... associate producer
Graham King .... producer
William Monahan .... producer
Redmond Morris .... executive producer
Jacob Rush .... associate producer
Theodore Suchecki .... co-producer (as Ted Suchecki)
Colin Vaines .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Sergio Pizzorno 
 
Cinematography by
Chris Menges (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Dody Dorn 
Robb Sullivan 
 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
 
Production Design by
Martin Childs 
 
Art Direction by
Sarah Stuart 
 
Set Decoration by
Celia Bobak 
 
Costume Design by
Odile Dicks-Mireaux 
 
Makeup Department
Christine Blundell .... makeup designer
Bella Cruickshank .... makeup artist
Bella Cruickshank .... makeup designer
Lucy Friend .... crowd makeup trainee: dailies
Teri Galati .... daily makeup artist
Soleil Jackson .... crowd makeup trainee: dailies
Denise Kum .... additional makeup and hair artist
Gemma Low .... makeup artist
Chris Lyons .... special effects teeth
Monica MacDonald .... daily makeup artist
Chloe Meddings .... makeup artist
Pascale Recher .... makeup trainee
Matthew Smith .... prosthetic makeup designer
Nicola Springall .... crowd makeup trainee: dailies
Charlotte Thompson .... makeup artist: dailies
Lesa Warrener .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
David Bell .... unit manager
David Dresher .... post-production supervisor
Nancy Kirhoffer .... post-production supervisor
Rachel Neale .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Brewster .... third assistant director
Carlos Fidel .... second assistant director
Todd Lent .... first assistant director: Los Angeles
Candy Marlowe .... crowd second assistant director
Candy Marlowe .... second second assistant director
Jae-sung Oh .... additional third assistant director
Richard Styles .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Huw Arthur .... stand-by art director
Will Ayres .... greensman
Marc Beros .... carpenter
Brian Bovingdon .... carpenter
Robert Cain .... carpenter
Temple Clark .... storyboard artist
Gene D'Cruze .... construction manager
Laura Dishington .... graphic artist
Gary Fox .... set dresser
Mark Fruin .... chargehand stand-by props
Richard Grant .... painter
Katya Guy .... props
Rohan Harris .... oil paintings
Roger Holden .... key greensman
Simon Hutchings .... standby painter
Josh Jones .... standby carpenter
Paul Jones .... carpenter
Martin Kane .... stand-by dressing greens
Eva Kuntz .... concept artist
Paul Lynford .... carpenter
John Malham .... painter
Danny Margetts .... carpenter
Les Mills .... supervising rigger
Sian Molloy .... assistant set decorator
Hannah Moseley .... draughtsman
Ian Murray .... rigger
Mark Raggett .... supervising art director
Tom Read .... chargehand dresser
Mark Reynolds .... set dresser
Jo Sansom .... art department assistant
Brian Stagg .... carpenter
Danny Thomas .... carpenter
Tim Timmington .... painter
Louis Turner .... standby props
Alex Wells .... carpenter
Dave Wells .... carpenter
Arthur Wicks .... property master
Jack Wilkinson .... assistant art director
Krissi Williamson .... production buyer
Mickey Woolfson .... storeman
 
Sound Department
Dino Dimuro .... sound effects editor (as Dino R. Dimuro)
Gary Dodkin .... boom operator
Lloyd Dudley .... sound assistant
Laura Graham .... adr editor
Glynna Grimala .... sound effects editor
Per Hallberg .... supervising sound editor
Dan Hegeman .... sound effects editor (as Daniel Hegeman)
Adam Horley .... adr recordist
Craig S. Jaeger .... supervising foley editor
Chris Jargo .... supervising adr editor
Tony Lamberti .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael Minkler .... sound re-recording mixer
Philip D. Morrill .... assistant sound editor
Tony Negrete .... assistant sound editor (as Tony R. Negrete)
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Michelle Pazer .... adr editor
Frederick H. Stahly .... dialogue editor
Andy Stallabrass .... adr recordist
Peter Staubli .... sound effects editor
David Stephenson .... sound mixer
Greg Townsend .... assistant re-recording mixer
David Young .... audio engineer (as David M. Young)
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Brisdon .... special effects supervisor
Tez Palmer .... special effects technician (as Terry Palmer)
Mark White .... special effects
Nigel Wilkinson .... senior special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
David Altenau .... additional visual effects supervisor
Terence Alvares .... digital compositor
Mandy Arnold .... digital restoration artist
Phil Attfield .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Steven Bray .... digital compositor (as Stephen Bray)
Simon Carr .... visual effects supervisor
Fawnda Denham .... visual effects producer
Simon Frame .... on-set visual effects supervisor
Simon Frame .... visual effects supervisor
Tim Jacobsen .... additional visual effects executive producer
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer
Colin Laski .... digital compositor
Colin Laski .... visual effects artist
Rick McMahon .... digital compositor
Rick McMahon .... visual effects artist
Josh Miyaji .... visual effects artist
Molinare .... visual effects
Jesse Morrow .... visual effects artist
Paul Norris .... visual effects supervisor
Collette Nunes .... visual effects editor
Zissis Papatzikis .... digital compositor
Cat Rowe .... digital colorist assist
Liam Tully .... visual effects coordinator
Sal Umerji .... head of visual effects department: Molinare
Shanaullah Umerji .... visual effects producer
Audrius Urbonavicius .... concept artist
Aurelia Urbonavicius .... senior matte artist
Anthony Webb .... digital compositor
Anthony Wonsoff .... visual effects artist
Thomas M. Horton .... visual effects executive producer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Marc Cass .... stunt performer
Ray De-Haan .... stunt performer
Steve Emerson .... stunt performer
Paul Heasman .... stunt performer
Andy Pilgrim .... stunt performer
Lee Sheward .... stunt coordinator
Simon Whyman .... stunt performer
Andy Pilgrim .... stunt double: Ben Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Graham Baker .... electrician
Rami Bartholdy .... clapper loader: "b" camera: dailies
Ashley Bond .... focus puller: dailies
Peter Byrne .... first assistant camera: dailies
Luke Cairns .... additional second assistant camera
Lawrence Carter .... standby rigger
Nic Cupac .... grip
Sean Davis .... electrician
Jason Dully .... second assistant camera
Darren Flindall .... rigger
Colin Gallagher .... electrician
Rob Gilmour .... second assistant camera: dailies
Lee Godfrey .... assistant grip
Robert Hamilton .... video operator
Paul Harris .... electrician
Peter Harris .... electrician
John Hembrough .... steadicam operator: daily
Henry Landgrebe .... a camera clapper loader: pick ups
Adrian Mackay .... electrician
Adrian McCarthy .... grip
Adrian McCarthy .... key grip
Luke Menges .... camera operator: "b" camera
Andrew Nolan .... practical electrician
J. Michael Popovich .... key grip: Los Angeles
Christopher Prampin .... gaffer: Los Angeles
Alastair Rae .... steadicam operator
Terry Roberts .... electrician
Paul Sharp .... best boy
Dan Simpson .... video assistant
Paul Snell .... central loader
Paul Snell .... second assistant camera
Laurie Sparham .... stills photographer
Michael Stumpf .... camera operator: Los Angeles
Michael Stumpf .... steadicam operator: Los Angeles
Pat Sweeney .... rigging gaffer
Olly Tellett .... first assistant camera
Simon Tindall .... a camera focus puller: pick ups
Lee Walters .... gaffer
Toby White .... first assistant camera: Los Angeles
 
Casting Department
Kharmel Cochrane .... casting assistant
Brendan Donnison .... voice casting
Robert Sterne .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kathryn Blight .... principal costume standby
Martin Chitty .... set costumer
Natasha Cousins .... costume assistant
Ellen Crawshaw .... costume assistant
Nigel Egerton .... costume supervisor
Natalie Humphries .... assistant costume designer
Anna Sandler .... costume buyer
Carmen Sevilla-Torres .... daily costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Robert Benedict .... post-production assistant
Steve Bowen .... digital intermediate colorist (as Steven Bowen)
George Chavez .... color timer: Deluxe
Fiona DeSouza .... first assistant editor
Rolf Fleischmann .... assistant editor
Emma McCleave .... first assistant editor
Robbie Morrison .... trainee editor
Morning Star Schott .... digital intermediate project manager (as Morningstar Schott)
Mary Beth Smith .... negative cutter
Liana Stewart .... editorial trainee
Lee Twohey .... colorist: rushes
Yon Van Kline .... additional editor
Jodie Davidson .... dailies: additional colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Christine Bergren .... music legal and clearance
Andy Brown .... conductor (as Andrew Brown)
Andy Brown .... contractor
John Coyne .... music consultant
Jessica Dannheisser .... orchestrator
Jennifer L. Dunnington .... additional music editor (as Jennifer Dunnington)
Jason Elliott .... assistant music recording engineer
Joe Kearns .... music recording engineer
Elisa Kustow .... music production coordinator
Richard Lancaster .... music recording engineer
Stephen McLaughlin .... music mixer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Stephen McLaughlin .... music producer (as Steve McLaughlin)
Jen Monnar .... music supervisor
Jen Monnar .... supervising music editor
Howard Paar .... music consultant
Sergio Pizzorno .... music arranger: strings
Sergio Pizzorno .... music consultant
Sergio Pizzorno .... score performer
Sergio Pizzorno .... score producer
Paul Saunderson .... music recording engineer
Lauren Shotwell .... music clearance
 
Transportation Department
Martin Alderdice .... picture car coordinator
Gary Birmingham .... transportation coordinator
Martin Birmingham .... transportation co-captain
Alan Emanuel .... unit driver
Craig Freedman .... driver
Tony Jayes .... driver
Rob MacKnight .... driver: unit minibus
 
Other crew
Jon Baker .... armorer
Cassandra Barbour .... clearance: Entertainment Clearances
Libbie Barr .... script supervisor
David Bell .... unit manager
Joshua Benedetti .... location scout
Pablo Berron .... digital consultant
Tara Billik .... assistant: Graham King
Christian Black .... stand-in
David Broder .... supervising location manager
Unjoo Lee Byars .... main title producer
Guy Campbell .... floor runner: dailies
Christopher Carlson .... production assistant
Osama Chami .... production assistant
Joel Clarke .... production assistant: additional photography
Kyle Cooper .... title sequence: executive producer
Rebecca Davis .... assistant location manager
Charlotte Draper .... floor runner: dailies
John Eccleston .... production accountant
Elton Farla .... production medic
Polly Fletcher .... assistant accountant
Linda Gamble .... unit publicist
Richard George .... assistant location manager
Paul Goldsmith .... cashier
Ruth Halliday .... clearance: The Clearing House
Jonathan Hart .... production assistant
Charlie Hayes .... assistant location manager: additional photography
Paul Hayes .... floor runner: dailies
Will Haynes .... production assistant
Henry Hobson .... titles and credits designer
Mick Hurrell .... health & safety officer
Mick Hurrell .... health and safety officer
Amy Irvine .... stand in: Keira Knightley
Nick Jeffries .... supervising armorer
Helen Kenyon .... floor runner
Zita Zutic Konak .... floor runner
Philip Lobban .... location scout
Richard Manlove .... stand-in
Garry Marriott .... medic: second unit
Josh McLerran .... production assistant
Anna Metcalf .... assistant accountant
Tariq Mirza .... production legal
Damian Mitchell .... armourer
Simon Neville .... set armorer
Ante Novakovic .... assistant: Colin Farrell
Denis O'Sullivan .... production executive
Asami Ohkubo .... runner: dailies
Billy Pegg .... location assistant
Barnaby Riggs .... floor runner
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor
Isaac Sananes .... assistant accountant
Lucas Saunal .... location assistant: dailies
Camilla Stephenson .... location manager
Jeremy Stern .... location scout
Theodore Suchecki .... production executive
Alice Syed .... assistant production coordinator
Alice Syed .... production coordinator: additional photography
Katharine Tidy .... home economist
Paul Tomlinson .... location assistant
Georgette Turner .... location assistant: re-shoots
Jo Wallett .... production coordinator
Joan Washington .... dialogue coach
Leah Williams .... assistant: Graham King
Manija Emran .... end credits additional typographer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Ridley Scott .... special thanks
 

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Also Known As:
"London Boulevard: Last Bodyguard" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use
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103 min
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Trivia:
The Chinese words on the package are the title of "The Departed", which is written by William Monahan as well. Infernal Affairs (the movie The Departed was based on) was incorrectly called "a Japanese film" during the 79th Academy Awards; Jordan emphasizes "he got it from Hong Kong" here.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the former caretaker Lee arrives, the Tree air freshener in his van is yellow. When he hurries to leave, the air freshener in his van is now green.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Jailer:[to Mitchel] You. You're out.
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28 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
Going Straight is never as simple as it seems..., 27 November 2010
Author: the_rattlesnake25 from Sheffield, UK

You can guarantee if there's one area of the current employment sector which continually flouts the rules of a recession, it's the underworld London East End gangster. William Monahan's (screenplays for 'The Departed' and 'Body of Lies') directorial debut is an adaptation of Ken Bruen's 2001 novel 'London Boulevard' about a criminal who after being released from prison, attempts to go 'straight,' but despite his attempts, he can never truly escape his violent past. It's not a perfect film by any means, but capable direction, and solid performances from a primarily solid British and Irish cast, create a competent directorial debut for Monahan.

Mitchell (Colin Farrell) has just been released from Pentonville after a three year sentence for assault, when he exits the prison he is picked up by long-time partner in crime, and local enforcer, Billy (Ben Chaplin), who takes Mitchell to a party in his honour. Every East End drug dealing gangster is there to shake the hand of one of the most feared men in London, but all Mitchell wants is to get a job, and avoid being restricted to a sixteen by eight cell again. He manages to convince a beautiful, reclusive actress (Keira Knightly) and her pot-smoking-hippy-esquire-father-figure Jordan (David Thewlis) to hire him as a handyman around their paparazzi infested estate. But when the leading figure in the London underworld, Mr Gant (Ray Winstone) comes looking to place Mitchell high up in his crime organization, he must find a way to refuse the advances of such a dangerous man, while also protecting those closest to him.

For the first ten-to-fifteen minutes of the film, Colin Farrell's forced middle-class cockney accent takes centre stage, but once he settles into the role, his performance takes limelight as a sociopathic criminal with somewhat of a heart. His brash use of violence, and utter respect and protection of friends, family and confidants, provides a conflict within Mitchell that he constantly battles throughout the film. The only thing he knows what to do is enforce, and if he was a true gangster he would "kill everyone and take everything they had," but at the same time, the last thing he wants in his life is to return to that desolate hole known as prison. Aside from Farrell, both David Thewlis and Ben Chaplin give great performances as the hippy, wannabe actor and scared, low-level gangster respectively. While Anne Friel also plays the thieving, stubborn, childish sister of Mitchell's very well. Yet while Ray Winstone never puts a foot wrong, his role as the Underworld Godfather has become rather predictable and uninteresting, especially since every other word out of his Landan mouth is either f**k or c**t (or a combination of both). Monahan really missed a trick, by failing to provide Winstone's character with any further depth.

Also beside the main story as Mitchell battles his growing love for the reclusive actress and the life of a straight man alongside that of his violent past, and potential gangster future, is the sub-plot of Mitchell's old homeless friend Joe (Alan Williams) who is killed ruthlessly by a couple of youths and Mitchell's subsequent attempts to find out who is responsible. While it is an adequate underlying story to accompany the main narrative, neither Monahan's direction nor his screenplay seem to follow it to any decisive conclusion. It seems if anything, if this sub-plot is simply included to allow the subversion of the ending and provide a twist or surprise ending, which the film itself certainly does not need. 'London Boulevard' is a proficient first effort for Monahan, and while the film contains flaws, which you expect from a first-time director plying his trade, it is also an engaging gangster drama which is smartly written, and incredibly well-acted by many of the great British and Irish actors at the moment.

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