The Take (2009)

TV Mini-Series  |  Crime, Drama, Thriller
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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 Jimmy (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maggie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Jackie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Lena (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Ozzy (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Maddie (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Lewis (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Joseph (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Kim (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Police Constable (4 episodes, 2009)
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 Patricia (3 episodes, 2009)
Obi Abili ...
 Des (2 episodes, 2009)
Macdara Joyce ...
 Little Jimmy (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Altay Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
Sammy Williams ...
 Little Freddie (2 episodes, 2009)
Jenny Kavanagh ...
 Kimberly (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Fatik Nevzat (2 episodes, 2009)
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 Freddie Senior (2 episodes, 2009)
Gary Murphy ...
 Tony the Barman (2 episodes, 2009)
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Based upon the novel by Martina Cole, this TV series is mostly about Freddie Jackson, portrayed by Tom Hardy, who is just out of prison. He has the right connections and now he's ready to use them.

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He's got family, he's got power, but he's got issues.

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Sara Stewart, who plays Patricia, played Christian Bale's mother in Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). Tom Hardy played Bane in the last Christopher Nolan Batman film The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Both Tom Hardy's and Sara Stewart's characters become intimate later on in the series. See more »

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26 October 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's easily the best mini-series that I have ever seen.

Perhaps not the right venue, but could you please tell me the name of the song to which, the bride & groom were dancing to? Sound like, "I'm crazy; crazy about our love…" That is just one example about the background music that I loved. The dialogue was crisp and did not lag. The plot was fantastic. Always kept me on the edge of my seat.

Tom Hardy was desirable and irresistible. He played a good, bad guy. I look forward to seeing him in more movies. He takes full control of the camera, when he plays the functional sociopath. It's a mini-series that you want to see over and over again. It can be paralleled to a book. It's not what the author says; it's how he says it. Well, it's not what Tom Hardy plays, It's how he plays it.


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