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Down Terrace -- Patriarchs of a small crime family deal with infighting and an informant in their midst.
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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)
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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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some drug use
USA:89 min
Australia:MA (2010) | Ireland:15 | New Zealand:R18 | Singapore:M18 | UK:15 | UK:18 (DVD bonus features) | USA:R (certificate #45961)

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5 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Crime family without trust cannibalizes itself, 25 March 2013
Author: msroz from United States

I rate this above average for story originality, acting and a degree of realism. The camera work, however, has some bad moments. I don't consider this a comedy, not really, but I do think that the actors at times had a hard time playing this straight. It's true though that one's reaction to what one sees is likely to be a kind of smile because it is so far from normality. Everything is turned upside down in the family. What they take as normal might be killing someone. On the other hand, they are not shown as monsters. In many ways on the surface, they act like any family.

The style of story-telling is not to present any unneeded explanation or exposition, but to let the viewer figure out what's going on as time passes, day by day. This works. It's not too hard to see what's occurring.

The story is about a crime family, father, mother and son, and their associates. The father and son have managed to come out of jail. They think someone ratted on them, but they do not know who. They confer with their associates and begin a series of killings.

The basic factor is that all trust has evaporated. They have been told that the police has a complete picture of the whole organization.

The father, mother and son provide their own interwoven plot. All are criminals and the family is very dysfunctional. The father is domineering and suspicious. The mother is cold blooded. The son takes medication and has a temper. His father and mother won't let him lead his own life, marry or become a father.

The resulting picture or brew is a curiosity. It's one of a kind. I am reminded a bit of "The Honeymoon Killers" with Shirley Stoller and Tony Lo Bianco. That too combined surface normality with very abnormal behavior. That lacked humor, however. In this movie, the characters joke around more in their conversations.

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