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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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Robin Hill (written by)
Ben Wheatley (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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Claustrophobic and intense. Ben Wheatley is an exciting talent. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Robert Hill ... Bill

Robin Hill ... Karl
Julia Deakin ... Maggie

David Schaal ... Eric

Tony Way ... Garvey
Kerry Peacock ... Valda

Michael Smiley ... Pringle
Mark Kempner ... Councillor Berman
Kitty Blue ... Pringle's Kid

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

Directed by
Ben Wheatley 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Robin Hill  written by
Ben Wheatley  written by

Produced by
Robin Hill .... executive producer
Andrew Starke .... 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 
 
Sound Department
Joao do Valle .... sound
Rob Entwistle .... sound mixer
Martin Pavey .... supervising sound editor
 
Editorial Department
Perry Gibbs .... colorist
 
Music Department
Stephen Thrower .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Sara Dee .... voice artist (uncredited)
 

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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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9 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Claustrophobic and intense. Ben Wheatley is an exciting talent., 28 July 2012
Author: axlrhodes from United Kingdom

Writer/director Ben Wheatley's debut feature film Down Terrace is British drama that fuses together the kitchen sink social realism of Shane Meadows, Ken Loach and 'The Royle Family' to make compelling yet highly uncomfortable viewing. Wheatley, who demonstrates flair for creating small moments of humour around intense menace really sets his marker down with this unsettling look into the world of a crime family in steep decline. Thanks to being mostly confined to the small rooms of your average two-up-two-down terraced house, the film has a sense of real claustrophobia which is accentuated all the more by the intensity of the drama. It's one of those films where even as people sit down to a family meal, you can sense the brewing violence in the air. The tight, confined spaces only serve to heighten the feeling of being trapped in these small rooms with psychotic characters. All the performances register strongly, the picks being Robert Hill (Bill) and Julia Deakin (Maggie), the mother and father of the house, or Godfather and Godmother. To begin with, Maggie has the demeanour of the loving, but downtrodden Mum who runs to the kitchen when the boys start arguing, but as things unfold her character develops and the performance is chillingly well measured. Anyone familiar with Wheatley's follow up film 'Kill List' will cheer when the likable Michael Smiley turns up in a similar small role. So, Down Terrace sets a strong precedent for a debut director with its realism, horror and blacker than black comedy

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