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Down Terrace -- Patriarchs of a small crime family deal with infighting and an informant in their midst.
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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3 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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Inventive black comedy See more (15 total) »

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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1 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Inventive black comedy, 14 July 2013
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

A strange, extremely low-budget, little film and director Ben Wheatley's first picture. After watching the slightly overrated KILL LIST and the bomb that is A FIELD IN ENGLAND, I think that his debut is also his most honest work: DOWN TERRACE is a straightforward, if complex, black comedy that explores murder carried out between friends and family.

The film is essentially set in a single house and follows a father/son team who have just been released from prison. They sit around, swear a lot, and gradually begin to realise that somebody grassed them up. Unfortunately, these characters are by far the least interesting, and real-life actor/son pairing of Robert and Robin Hill is the film's biggest detraction as we're stuck with them for so long. Robert's character, in particular, is fairly pointless in the run of things, while Robin Hill just doesn't cut it as a lead.

The supporting characters are a lot better, not least Michael Smiley's excellent extended cameo as the amusingly-named family man Pringle; Smiley brings an air of real menace with him, and is by far the best thing in the picture. Imagine the picture with Smiley in the lead role! Sadly, it wasn't to be. Meanwhile, Tony Way's also a lot of fun as the dim-witted Garvey, while David Schaal's tackles his stock gangster character with relish.

After the slow start, it soon transpires that DOWN TERRACE is simply a film about a series of quirky deaths (I understand that Wheatley's recent movie SIGHTSEERS is much the same, so this must be a preoccupation of his). The deaths are funny, outrageous and shocking at the same time, building to a nicely grand-feeling climax despite the low budget nature of the production. This isn't a great movie and it's not really one I'd be looking at watching again, but I can safely say that Wheatley's done much, much worse!

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