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3 September 2010 (Ireland) See more »
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The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing but the F**king Truth!
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In 1995, drug suppliers and career criminals Tony Tucker, Patrick Tate and Craig Rolfe were blasted... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Weak start, poor ending but quite intense mid movie See more (22 total) »

Cast

 

Michael Socha ... Donny Svenson

Vincent Regan ... Mickey Steele

Kierston Wareing ... Kate Smith

Adam Deacon ... Darren Nicholls

Neil Maskell ... Craig Rolfe

Dave Legeno ... Jack Whomes

Rebecca Ferdinando ... Mary (as Rebecca Walsh)

Tamer Hassan ... Pat Tate

Siobhan Hewlett ... Julia

Lucy Brown ... Anna Richards

Terry Stone ... Tony Tucker

Susie Amy ... Donna Jagger

Simon Phillips ... Officer Tolands

Alex Macqueen ... Prison Governor (as Alex MacQueen)

Philip Howard ... Dave - VIP guest at Raquels Nightclub

Senem Temiz ... VIP Guest

Sacha Bennett ... Spliffy Hart
Christopher Ellison ... Trent

Robert Fucilla ... DC Havers

Terry Shipton ... Armed Response Police Officer

Lee Bennett ... Barman

Jessica Jones ... Isobel
Mick Ward ... Cockney Mick
Shend ... Stranger

Emma Louise Cargill ... VIP guest

Johnny Palmiero ... Bernard O'Mahoney
Nathan Constance ... Ravi

Duncan Meadows ... Vic

Clive Aitkins ... VIP Guest
Gavin Brocker ... Damon
Jamie Kenna ... Jonathan

Kris Sommerville ... Armed Response Officer
Tom White ... Tommy Blanco
Brad Wall ... Southend
Jeff Rudom ... Yank
Mark Mooney ... Detective Hails
Molly Jones ... Lucy

Christopher Fosh ... Officer Hartley

Adam Saint ... Gavin
Atul Sharma ... Good Indian Neighbour
Samuel Victor ... Prisoner

Mel Mills ... CID Detective
Danny Darren ... Prisoner
Mia Fernandez ... Jane

Marina Fiorato ... Cindy
Ben Morris ... Prisoner
Jason Davies ... Roger
Allan Aldred ... Nightclub Guest

Torquil Deacon ... Prison Warden
Chloe de Burgh ... Dollybird

Muj Shah ... Skinny Mo
Steven Drew ... Bailiff

Jayme Swiftt ... Prisoner
Carolyn Jordan ... TV Broadcaster / Newsreader

Jeremy J J Webb ... Armed Response Police Officer
Garth Ward ... Peter
Kayandra Hudson ... Karen
David Bruce Taylor ... Pub Regular
Veronica Brown ... Darren Nicholl's Solicitor
Melissa Hollett ... Local
Lee Donaghy ... Mark Murray
Conrad Bennett ... Lucas
Gary Britten ... Pub Patron / Nightclub Guest
Michael Coleman ... Caterer
Mick O'Mahoney ... Drug dealer on ramp
Lucie Eloise ... Lexi
Carol O'Mahoney ... Drug buyer on ramp
Joanne Della-Ragione ... Rhona
Richard Brown ... Cockney Mick's Solicitor
Nick Embassy ... Chef
Crystal Lawson ... Janet
Ruby Bennett ... Alice
Rakesh Verma ... Rajeef

Jamie Edgerton ... Drug Dealer & club go-er (uncredited)
Muhith Hakim ... Ensemble (uncredited)
Timothy Cullingworth Hudson ... Drug Addict (uncredited)

Lewis James ... Yuppie (uncredited)

Johnny Lynch ... Prison Officer Burns (uncredited)
Matthew David McCarthy ... Convicted Prisoner (uncredited)

Kevin Wenman ... Armed Response Police Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Sacha Bennett 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sacha Bennett 
Graeme Muir 

Produced by
Carolyn Bennett .... executive producer
Bob Benton .... executive producer
Terry Byrne .... executive producer
Kevin Cash .... executive producer
Mike Diamond .... executive producer
Mark Harris .... executive producer
Tony Jimenez .... executive producer
Justin Marciano .... executive producer
Ajay Parkash .... executive producer
Shail Shah .... executive producer
Terry Stone .... producer
Nick Taussig .... executive producer
Daniel Toland .... producer
 
Original Music by
Greg Hatwell 
Jason Kaye 
 
Cinematography by
Ali Asad (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Kate Evans 
 
Casting by
Terry Stone 
 
Production Design by
Matthew Button 
 
Art Direction by
Daniela Faggio 
 
Set Decoration by
Cathy Featherstone 
 
Costume Design by
Hayley Nebauer 
 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Hill .... makeup designer
Sarah Nuth .... assistant makeup artist
Mariella Spotto .... makeup artist
Nadia Stacey .... makeup daily
 
Production Management
Victoria Banks .... production manager
Maria Walker .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alex Kaye-Besley .... third assistant director
Mick Ward .... first assistant director
Tom White .... first assistant director: second unit
Tom White .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Arnold .... construction manager
Zoltán Bus .... assistant armourer
Greg Corke .... floor supervising armourer
Dave Evans .... supervising armourer
Cathy Featherstone .... production buyer
Luke Gledsdale .... assistant art director
Neil Jenkins .... standby art director
George Mizen .... art department coordinator
Marius Pogaceanu .... property master
Liam Ramsden .... property hand
Mark Stevenson-Ellis .... production buyer
Alexandra Toomey .... graphic designer
 
Sound Department
Mark Auguste .... supervising sound editor
Sam Auguste .... adr & dialogue editor
Ricky Butt .... foley artist
Tim Cavagin .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe D'Ovidio .... assistant sound recordist (as Joseph D'Ovidio)
Matthew Hansell .... boom operator
Craig Irving .... sound re-recording mixer
Mark Lafbery .... adr foley recordist
James Shannon .... dolby sound consultant
Kieron Wolfson .... sound recordist (as Kieron Teather)
 
Special Effects by
Scott McIntyre .... special effects
Paul Wanklin .... special effects coordinator
 
Visual Effects by
Sacha Bennett .... titles conception
Tom Russell .... senior colourist
 
Stunts
Andy Bennett .... stunt coordinator
Nellie Burroughes .... stunt double: Kierston Wareing
Dave Judge .... stunt double
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ayla Akdemir .... camera trainee
Kamal Asad .... digital imaging technician: dailies
Kamal Asad .... video assist operator
Karim Asad .... trainee spark
Thomas Asad .... second assistant camera
David Baker .... lighting technician
Simon Brown .... best boy grip
Ruben Cardol .... gaffer
Marc Clayton .... stills photographer
Andy Dorwart .... key grip
Lily Gooding .... digital imaging technician
Woody Gregson .... second assistant camera
Charlotte Hadden .... still photographer
Adam Ings .... digital imaging technician
David Penfold .... first assistant camera
Duncan Riedl .... best boy
Paul Starkey .... lighting technician
Tom Unwin .... best boy grip
Jon Webb .... additional camera operator (as Jonathan Webb)
Jon Webb .... first assistant camera (as Jonathan Webb)
Peter Wignall .... steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Johnny Lynch .... extras casting
Laura Windows .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Tania Chant .... costume supervisor
Saffron Cullane .... costume stand-by
Emily Newby .... costume stand-by
 
Editorial Department
Guy Ducker .... assistant editor
Andrew Melhuish .... assistant editor
 
Transportation Department
Rod Patterson .... facilities captain
 
Other crew
Tristan Battersby .... runner/driver
Joshua Benedetti .... assistant location manager
Laurence Brown .... lawyer
Zoltán Bus .... armorer
Anina Carl .... production assistant
Kate Chadderton .... production coordinator
James Chambers .... runner/driver
Joanne Della-Ragione .... base runner
Lawrence Dunant .... production assistant
Henry Jay Gordon .... runner/driver (as Henry Gordon)
Nicole Gregory .... publicity & PR
Mick Hurrell .... health & safety advisor
Keiran Mahon .... runner/driver
Malcolm Pearce .... health & safety daily
Sascha Robey .... armorer
Nanw Rowlands .... assistant production coordinator
Natalie Sloan .... script supervisor
Charlie Somers .... supervising location manager
Roy Squires .... fire safety
Michael Stapleton .... unit manager
Ashley Stowell .... on-set medic
Richard Turner .... production accountant
Kerry Whindle .... police advisor
Harry Young-Jamieson .... floor runner
Lee Brazier .... executive in charge of production: AV Pictures (uncredited)
Ben Hope .... security (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Gary Britten .... special thanks (as Gary James Britten)
Henry Rogers .... thanks
 

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96 min | UK:100 min
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Shot on digital RED cameras. This was director Sacha Bennett's first attempt at filming with digital and he was pleasantly surprised by the results, having heard that the new technology was sometimes problematic. This was not Bennett's experience apart from when they shot on really cold days when the camera's hard drive would freeze.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Craig Rolfe is arguing with his wife at their home he open and slams shut the fridge, several of the fridge magnets are clearly visible and relate to films and events that took place well after 1994, in the top left hand corner you can clearly see a fridge magnet of Doug the talking dog from the movie Up (2009).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Hit (2015/I)See more »

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10 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Weak start, poor ending but quite intense mid movie, 10 September 2010
Author: GrowMagicBeans from Ireland

I'm not too sure what to make of this movie to be honest. Let me just start by saying, I have a bias for low budget and Independent movie making. I want to see them do well as I enjoy a fresh perspective from the usual Hollywood viewpoint. Unlike some other reviewers of this title, i'm not all too concerned about how accurately the picture may or may not have represented true events. In fact, I really couldn't care less if a script takes massive liberties so long as it delivers a movie that is enjoyable to watch. So what I review here is purely a movie based on its aesthetic qualities and craft.

For all its weaknesses, this movie did deliver one or two good points which would make me say it is worth looking up if you enjoy your Brit gangster. Firstly, some of the villains were very well depicted, particularly the brutish characters played by Tamer Hassan and Terry Stone.

Secondly, although the movie has a weak start and a poor ending, it really managed to draw me in mid-movie. The build up between the two factions as they prep to go at each other was very engaging and really manages to heighten tension. I enjoyed the fact that the movie centred around just one killing incident. Rather then trivialising gangster life with multiple murders, it highlights what one 'hit' can equate to.

Where the movie fails for me, is with the character Darren Nicholls (Adam Deacon). I don't get why they found it necessary to have such a weak character narrate events. I actually felt I could empathise stronger with some of the more brutal characters who were at least honest about who they were, rather then this shaky character who really seems to do nothing but complain for the entire movie. Nor did I get the point of using flash back to drive the movie. I didn't think it added anything to plot or structure other then it seems to me the director was trying to emanate a 'Goodfellas' vibe.

A weak script in parts really lets the movie down also, which is a shame because the movie did hold promise. There seemed to be a feeling that characters needed to be portrayed in extremely soft regard when the audience was expected to hold sway with them. Again, this is why I ended up resenting the Nicholls character rather then feeling the intended empathy. It's also seen with the character Mickey Steele (Vincent Regan) where he is played as a compassionate man who takes in the lover and not really a drug dealer as he is just the 'delivery man'. In the first half he is overtly portrayed as the 'honest decent criminal'. Then, his character suddenly flips from being 'Mr. Nice Guy' into 'Mr. Hard Ass'. I can perhaps understand the intent -the deepening into criminal life forces itself upon his personality- but the execution of which was by no means subtle. A more honest portrayal from the beginning -showing aspects of the good and the bad throughout- of each character's traits, would have engaged the audience better and created whole rounded characters. There were also some really hammy lines thrown into the love scene on the pier and else where throughout the movie.

But taking the good with the bad, this movie does still throw up some great scenes. It fails by patronising the audience by forcing empathy instead of allowing the audience make up their own minds, but really engages them with some terrific build up. It manages to capture beautifully the exhilaration of criminal life, because as high and as quick as the criminal may rise, their moment at the top may well just be as brief.

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