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Shank (2009)

R | | Drama | 11 September 2009 (UK)
A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Virgo ...
Cal
Marc Laurent ...
Olivier
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Jonno
Alice Payne ...
Nessa
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Scott
Bernie Hodges ...
Will
Louise Fearnside ...
Dayna (as Louise Anne Fearnside)
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Gang Member 1
Earl Virgo ...
Gang Member 2
Felicia Pearce ...
Class Mate
Christian Martin ...
David / Radio Presenter
Ian Rayer-Smith ...
Muscle Man
Karen Partridge ...
Radio Presenter
Romy Taylor ...
Extra and Background (as Remy Taylor)
James Collins ...
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Storyline

Teenage gang member Cal hides his sexuality from his fellow happy slapping gang members' often futile and violent dislike of anyone who isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. Hooking up with a random stranger (Scott), Cal is unaware that this chance meeting will eventually provide him with choices and routes of escape from the tedium of his unambitious and depraved life. When his world collides with Olivier, a French student he rescues from a pointless beating, he encounters a lifestyle that presents as many new experiences as it does obstacles. Written by christian martin

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Worlds collide between three strangers divided by economics, social status, gender, race and sexuality

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Rated R for strong sexual content and violence including a brutal rape, pervasive drug use and language | See all certifications »

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Budget:

£20,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£278,906 (UK) (26 March 2010)
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Quotes

Olivier: Well, I guess the difference between you and a "pussy" like me is that I don't patrol the streets with a gang of idiots attacking innocent people.
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Cold Harbour
Written by The Insiders
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Just my opinion
27 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie randomly on Netflix, and I did not really think it was going to be anything special. However, I LOVED it, it was steamy and real and pretty much kept me and my friends glued to the screen the entire time. (Which is not an easy thing to do. The end really shocked the hell out of me and that was a plus! The characters where easy to relate to and were all pretty well thought out. It was hard to understand some of the slang in the movie since I'm not from the UK but it was okay. The music (J.Knights in particular) really helped me get into the film. I try to get almost everyone I know to watch this because it's definitely one of the better indie films i've seen in a really long time.


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