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Down Terrace --  	A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

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Director:
Writers:
Ben Wheatley (written by) &
Robin Hill (written by)
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Release Date:
15 October 2010 (USA) See more »
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You're only as good as the people you know. See more »
Plot:
A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Cast

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Robin Hill ... Karl

Robert Hill ... Bill
Julia Deakin ... Maggie

David Schaal ... Eric
Kerry Peacock ... Valda

Tony Way ... Garvey
Mark Kempner ... Councillor Berman

Michael Smiley ... Pringle

Gareth Tunley ... Jon
Kali Peacock ... Helen Garvey
Kitty Blue ... Pringle's Child
Luke Hartney ... Spitz
Simon Smith ... Bill's Band Member #1
Paul George ... Bill's Band Member #2
Simon Walker ... Bill's Band Member #3
Janet Hill ... Mrs. Pringle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sara Dee ... Radio Reporter (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Ben Wheatley 
 
Writing credits
Ben Wheatley (written by) &
Robin Hill (written by)

Produced by
Robin Hill .... executive producer
Henry Normal .... executive producer
Andrew Starke .... producer
James Studholme .... executive producer
Pete Tombs .... executive producer
Ben Wheatley .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Jim Williams 
 
Cinematography by
Laurie Rose (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robin Hill 
Ben Wheatley (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Joao do Valle .... sound (as Joao Valle)
Rob Entwistle .... sound mixer
Andy Hoare .... sound
Sarah Hunt .... sound (as Sara Hunt)
Martin Pavey .... supervising sound editor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Chris Omand .... assistant camera
David Warren .... assistant camera
 
Editorial Department
Perry Gibbs .... colorist
Justin Tillett .... on-line editor
 
Music Department
Stephen Thrower .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Sara Dee .... voice artist (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Phil Budden .... special thanks: Topic Records
Chelsea Chandler .... special thanks
Penny Dodds .... special thanks
Frank Grantham .... special thanks
Janet Hill .... special thanks
Claire Jones .... special thanks
Amy Jump .... special thanks
Sue Peacock .... special thanks
Tim Peacock .... special thanks
Simon Smith .... special thanks
Sandy Wilson .... special thanks: Light in the Attic Records (as Sandy)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some drug use
Runtime:
USA:89 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #45961)

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42 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
Less Is More, Much more., 8 October 2010
Author: GrahamEngland from United Kingdom

British crime films are a very mixed bunch, for every 'Long Good Friday' or 'Sexy Beast', there is a whole load of low rent, formulaic fayre of diminishing returns.

This film has one advantage from the off, not being set in London - or as many of the characters in the poorer films of this genre say it, 'Laanndan'. (Hiding those well brought up accents can be a strain perhaps).

It's set in Brighton, a town (recently upgraded to a 'City') on England's south coast. But not the Brighton known to many here in recent years, the place of celeb second homes, nightclub culture, a liberal place for homosexuals before most of the rest of the country became more adult and relaxed about this part of society.

The Brighton of mundane suburbia is the setting, not the cultural epicentre.

Largely set in a home, where Bill and his wife live with their 34 year old son, we first see them, the father and son, after being acquitted in a drugs trial, little to celebrate though - how did they get into court in the first place? Who grassed them up - have to be someone close, to their right little, tight little world of lower ranking club employees and drug pushers.

The home is the actual dwelling of the actor playing the father, where the son - his real life son - was actually brought up. Only the mother is played by a quite familiar actress - Julia Deakin. The father, Bill, being an ex hippy who wistfully reflects on the brief period of apparent enlightenment through Cannabis and LSD, via yoga and the Tibetan Book Of The Dead, before money, crime, harder drugs, intruded - which swept up Bill too.

So begins a claustrophobic period of suspicion, paranoia, leading to violence and murder. Between bouts of domestic bickering, including a 'meet my pregnant girlfriend' family dinner that is a mire of passive-aggressiveness.

The cast are largely drawn - when they are not family members of the writer and actor playing the son - from innovative and usually rather dark comedy shows and stand up.

Micro budget it might have, but Down Terrace punches well above it's weight. Lack of flash leads to a concentration on family dynamics - albeit a deeply disturbing one - realistic script and genuine plot shocks and surprises.

This film is refreshing, often laugh out loud funny - darkly funny usually - intense and a real gem. Clearly a labour of love from the small team involved in the whole production, a labour though of inspiration rather than just perspiration.

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