In England, retired Royal Marine Harry Brown spends his lonely life between the hospital, where his beloved wife Kath is terminally ill, and playing chess with his only friend Leonard Attwell in the Barge pub owned by Sid Rourke. After the death of Kath, Len tells his grieving friend that the local gang is harassing him and he is carrying an old bayonet for self-defense; the widower suggests him to go to the police. When Len is beaten, then stabbed to death in an underground passage, Inspector Alice Frampton and her partner Sergeant Terry Hicock are sent to investigate. They pay Harry a visit but don't have good news; the police have not found any other evidence, other than the bayonet, in order to arrest the hoodlums. This mean that should the case go to trial the gang would claim self-defense. Harry Brown sees that justice will not be granted and decides to take matters into his own hands. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The song at the end of the film is called "End Credits", it is by Chase and Status featuring Plan B (Ben Drew). Ben Drew played Noel Winters in this film. See more »
The underpass in the movie is around 30 miles from Harry's house in south London where the movie is set. I walked to school through that underpass many years ago. It goes under the A12 and is off Padnall Road Marks Gate Essex UK and connects to Warren Terrace, it is north of Dagenham and west of Romford .
When Harrry looks out of a broken window at the kids in the underpass you can see the road sign showing right for Dagenham left for Marks Gate.
There is no canal on either side or high rise buildings like Harry's home anywhere near so they used a different location for those shots. When he walks to the hospital there are none that he would need to go through the underpass to. The nearest one would be King George Hospital just over a mile to the right that he could use the underpass to get to but could walk along the A12 and cross later, but he walks left, there is one further to the left in Romford but he would be a lot quicker going to the bus stop (in shot) and getting a bus there.
The entrance to the underpass has steel poles at the beginning and white fencing at the end of the movie, it was replaced and the underpass is painted white in a clean up for the movie. See more »
Do you want it, fella, huh?
Because you wanted this yesterday, brother. You wanna do this shit?
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Saw this film last night and wanted to applaud the British film-makers for producing this great film.
It is a film which made me literally jump from my seat with excellent filmotography.I feel this is a film well worth watching and as mentioned in the trailers, it has to be the best British film of the year.
I do not think any more British releases will be able to compete with this film.
Michael Caine's acting is as usual superb and he has once again showed his professionalism in a different way.
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