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Shank -- The hottest, most controversial, action-packed thriller of the year, Shank is an adrenaline-fueled look at the way life could be in 2015.
Shank -- An action film for the youth generation, set in a decaying future London. A gang set out on a chase to avenge the murder of one of their own.»
Shank -- My name is Junior and I live in the squalor. London, 2015, roads gone to shit.  Gangs taken over, shottas rule the blocks, streets proper sticky.  If you ain't one of us, you're a victim, so gotta stay sharp these days, and know heads. You don't see guns or drugs on roads no more, munchies taken over.   That's what mans need, that's what mans want.  So that's how I make my living, selling munchies.  Me, my mandem the Paper Chaserz, and our pitbull Dutty who keep his eye out, cos roads physical these days, no long ting. This is my story, about me, my brother, our gang, and a badman named Tugz.  How I gotta decide, take revenge, or escape. Cos some days you wake up and know it could be you getting killed today. then some days you wake up and think - today it could be me doing the killing. When you living in the squalor, sometimes you just gotta look for the beauty.


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  (in credits order)

Kedar Williams-Stirling ... Junior

Adam Deacon ... Kickz

Ashley Thomas ... Rager (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)

Michael Socha ... Craze

Jan Uddin ... Sweet Boy

Kaya Scodelario ... Tasha

Jennie Jacques ... Ree Ree
Rheanne Murray ... Lexy
Jerome Holder ... Tugz

Colin Salmon ... Boogie

Terry Stone ... Papa

Robbie Gee ... Beano
Luke de Woolfson ... Whisper

Robert Fucilla ... Breezer
Eddie Kadi ... Reggae Chef

Aml Ameen ... Bus Conductor
Anthony Warren ... Paws
Tempa T. ... Himself (as Tempa T)
D. Double ... Himself (as Double D E)
Lia Saville ... Maze
Serena Catapano ... Cat

Rebecca Ferdinando ... Beanie (as Rebecca Walsh)
Von Adams ... Von
Lee Donaghy ... Donny
Daniel J.W. Wilson ... Bob
Jon Nickoll ... Street Pianist

Gabrielle Ryan ... Phoenix
Mr. Shaodow ... Club Victim
James Helder ... Security Guard
Michael Young ... Security Guard
Clyde the Pitbull ... Dutty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Eric Kolelas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Shiden Mezghebe ... Gang Member

Gino Picciano ... Tramp

Atul Sharma ... Barber

Jayme Swiftt ... Club Customer

Leila Wong ... Poor Girl
Rochelle De-Terville ... Slaughter Gurl (uncredited)
Sian Doughty ... Tramp (uncredited)
Shezai Fejzo ... Guard (uncredited)

Lee Nicholas Harris ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Oleg Hill ... Neighbour (uncredited)
Dan How ... Boxer (uncredited)
Mike Linnane ... Delivery driver (uncredited)
Alexandra Lyon ... Slaughter Girl (uncredited)

Mel Mills ... Armoured Car Driver (uncredited)
Louis Murrall ... Riot Cop (uncredited)
Bryony Neylan-Francis ... Spectator (uncredited)
Colin Osborne Jr. ... Armoured Car Driver (uncredited)

Kingsley Pilgrim ... Souljah (uncredited)
Theresa Pope ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Raman Rai ... Neighbour (uncredited)

Samuel Victor ... Gang Member (uncredited)
Gerard Wilkinson ... Homeless Man (uncredited)
Christopher Wright ... Gang Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Mo Ali 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Paul Van Carter  written by

Produced by
Laurence Brown .... associate producer
Tom Clark .... associate producer (as Tom Clarke)
Mike Diamond .... executive producer
Lee Donaghy .... associate producer
Mark Foligno .... executive producer
Tony Jimenez .... executive producer
Justin Lanchbury .... associate producer
Justin Marciano .... executive producer
Steve Milne .... associate producer
Ajay Parkash .... executive producer
David Shear .... executive producer
Deepak Sikka .... associate producer
Terry Stone .... producer
Nick Taussig .... producer
Daniel Toland .... producer
Richard Turner .... associate producer
Paul Van Carter .... producer
Original Music by
Chad Hobson 
Cinematography by
Adam Frisch 
Film Editing by
Julian Tranquille 
Casting by
Jane Ripley 
Production Design by
Rob Nicholls 
Art Direction by
Rob Nicholls 
Costume Design by
Avigail Claire 
Damian Collins 
Makeup Department
Elle Baird .... makeup artist
Kati Hood .... special makeup effects artist
Hannah Jones .... makeup artist
Chloe Muton-Phillips .... makeup daily
Hannah Phillips .... makeup designer
Emma Sheffield .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Michael S. Constable .... production manager
Stan Fus .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matthew Boyd .... third assistant director
Alexander Holt .... second assistant director
Lance Roehrig .... first assistant director
Art Department
Jermel Daley-Clarke .... set dresser
Joe Goulding .... set dresser
Stuart May .... set dresser
Kate Millner .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Howard Bevan .... boom operator
Simon Epstein .... foley mixer & editor
Nick Foley .... adr mixer
Greg Hagen .... boom operator
Matthew Hansell .... boom operator
Marc Hope .... foley editor
Scott Jones .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Kondal .... dialogue editor
Claire Mahoney .... foley artist
Stefano Marchetti .... assistant re-recording mixer
Keith Tinman .... sound designer
Kieron Wolfson .... sound designer (as Kieron Teather)
Kieron Wolfson .... sound recordist (as Kieron Teather)
Visual Effects by
Dean Adjeikum .... 3d artist
Fawnda Denham .... visual effects line producer
Simon Berry .... stunts
Andy Butcher .... stunt driver
Dave Judge .... stunt coordinator
Gary Surreal Lawrence .... stunt double (as Gary Lawrence)
Camera and Electrical Department
Eva Arnold .... first assistant camera
Phil Aylward .... grip
Craig Bekker .... daily grip
Chris Brennan .... additional gaffer
Mark Brennan .... gaffer
Paul Brennan .... additional gaffer
Kriss Dallimore .... daily second assistant camera: b camera
Mark Dempsey .... digital imaging technician
Jack Foran .... trainee grip
Leo Holba .... daily first assistant camera: b camera
Zack Lyon .... spark
Warren Markert .... daily camera trainee
Alex Mott .... daily grip
Roland C. Phillips .... second assistant camera (as Roland Phillips)
Rupert Power .... steadicam operator
Mark Surridge .... still photographer
Fran Weston .... daily first assistant camera
Sophie Wilson .... daily first assistant camera
Editorial Department
Mike Andrews .... digital film technician
Charlie Caselton .... additional editor
Tim Drewett .... digital film technician
Justin Lanchbury .... di film consultant
Paul O'Reilly .... assistant editor
Katy Piggott .... digital intermediate technician
Andy Richards .... supervising DI conform editor
Gemma Townsend .... digital intermediate technician
Tim Waller .... senior colorist
Music Department
Elisa Kustow .... music production coordinator
Ashley Thomas .... music supervisor (as Ashley Bashy Thomas)
Other crew
Anita Atwal .... additional runner
Hannah Daisy Boyd .... production coordinator
Lee Brazier .... For AV Pictures
Alex Darby .... runner
Lawrence Dunant .... floor runner: dailies
Emma Falkner .... additional runner
Lee Francis .... key floor runner
Peter Glover .... floor runner
Nicole Gregory .... unit publicist
Chris Hainsworth .... Finance Executive AV Pictures
Richard Hardwick .... supervising location manager
Katherine Hitchcock .... cast coordinator
Alexander Huish .... additional runner
Natasha Jones .... additional runner
Philip Lobban .... location scouting
Amanda Long .... location scout
Mohammad Munir Malik .... epk director/producer
Jessica Squires .... script supervisor
Abigael Taiwo .... additional runner
Samantha Tansey .... production assistant
Richard Turner .... production accountant
Harry Young-Jamieson .... floor runner
Ben Hope .... security leadman (uncredited)
Lahan Biodun .... special thanks
Andy Burton .... special thanks

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UK:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The film takes place in 2015.See more »
Continuity: Kickz says his going to 'cotch' and leans on the pole but the seen right after he is behind the group waiting.See more »
Tasha:Call me sket again, I will punch you in your balls.See more »
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References Kidulthood (2006)See more »
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73 out of 88 people found the following review useful.
A great movie to walk out to., 30 March 2010
Author: burn on from A lovely land, with hills, glens & valleys

Walking out of a film half an hour before the end is a gesture I used to abhor. No matter how rancid a film appears to be, you should always see it through once you've started. Otherwise you're not quite in a position to properly criticise it.

I've changed my mind innit. Shank was profoundly unwatchable. I saw it in a theatre with maybe another 50 people; I could hear sighs and groans coming from all directions throughout the picture. Every macho posture, every tedious shouting match, every useless camera jerk, every inept stylistic manoeuvre seemed to audibly destroy a part of someone in there. Myself included, which is why I got the hell outta there.

I haven't seen Bullet Boy or Kidulthood, two other London-set youth violence epics which apparently bear a resemblance to this dirge, so I cannot compare them. I can only say that Shank is a stain on the good name of film. It consists of scene after scene of fantastically unappealing teen anti-heroes yelling at each other in grimy surroundings, punctuated by the occasional flashy chase scene or, in one instance, a dogfight captured in outdated computer graphics. Despite the digitally-enhanced nature of this scene, we don't actually see the dogs fighting, just about 5 minutes of close-ups of the deliriously screaming spectators - the film actually goes out of its way to be boring and repetitive; I simply cannot believe that this was an accident or oversight.

I kinda have a thing for Kaya Scodelario, and the promise of her presence may have been the deciding factor in making me go to see this mush. But she couldn't save it for me; she didn't even show up until the film had battered me senseless for over an hour, and by then I had already accepted that the useless script wasn't gonna give her a chance to display the spunk and sex appeal she delivered in Skins. This useless film wouldn't even let Kaya be spunky and sexy! I walked out shortly after she showed up, when it became clear she was there only for the lead actors to harass her a little bit.

I'm pretty much finished now. Thank you for reading. And please don't give the makers of Shank any of your hard-earned, or even hard-benefited cash. They must learn to try harder.

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