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Blitz (2011)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  20 May 2011 (UK)
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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

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Superintendent Brown
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Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
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Dr. Leonard
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McDonald
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong brutal violence, language, some drug use and nudity | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Blic  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (UK) (20 May 2011)

Gross:

£542,981 (UK) (27 May 2011)
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Trivia

The screenplay for this film was featured in the 2007 Blacklist; a list of the "most liked" unmade scripts of the year. See more »

Goofs

In a shot of the Police Station it says "London Police" on the front, the two police forces in London are the City of London Police and the Metropolitan Police Service. See more »

Quotes

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: A double Irish.
Wellesley Barman: Only thing buddy, we're closed.
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: [reaches over counter and grabs a glass] Listen up, I'm only gonna say this once. I ain't your buddy. When I ask for a drink, you say, ice with that sir? Now let's begin again. A double Irish.
Wellesley Barman: You want ice with that, sir?
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: Don't be ridiculous, who needs ice.
Wellesley Barman: [pours it] That'll be five quid.
Detective Sergeant Tom Brant: [drinks it down] Like you said, you're closed.
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Stompbox
Performed by THE QEMISTS
Written by L Black / L HArris / D Arnold
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS)
Taken from The Album 'Join The Q'
Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Ignore the ratings - Read the reviews
29 May 2011 | by (Lincoln, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Having read the reviews, and agreeing with most of them, I'm a little surprised the film scores so highly. Surely it rates mid-range obscurity at best? The comments about unnecessary/unresolved sub-plots, completely unrealistic event turns, and lack of character depth are all absolutely spot on, as is the 'Ronseal' analogy. But the weak, predictable and incredibly rapid ending left us quite empty. It was more suited to an American TV series where an advert break happens just before 'Columbo gets his man'. There were also some terrible continuity gaffs, especially relating to time of day and weather (look especially before, during and at the end of the hotel to trains chase). Come on British cinema, you can do better than this!


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