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Cleanskin (2012)

Not Rated  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  11 September 2012 (USA)
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A British secret service agent is faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British-born suicide bomber and his terrorist cell.



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Sgt. Glen Conlan


Cleanskin: Ewan (Sean Bean) is a British Secret Service Agent faced with the task of pursuing and eliminating a British born Asian suicide bomber Ash (Abhin Galeya) and his terrorist cell, whilst Ash wrestles with his conscience and reflects on his journey to terrorism. Written by UKFS

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Fight fire with fire


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

11 September 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amenaza terrorista  »

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£2,000,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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The title "cleanskin" can have two different meanings. It can either refer to an undercover operative unknown to his intended targets, or it can refer to an extremist who is unknown to the security services as he or she has had no previous convictions. See more »


In the news sequence near the end of the film, one of the scrolling headlines says "Spurs win Champions League Final" and then another says "Battle for Xmas No.1 hots up". The Champions League final is always in May, so it's unlikely that the news for that day would contain anything about the Xmas No.1 See more »


Ash: Look at Israel, created through a violent struggle and now it's an internationally recognized state. In America, the American forefathers fought the British, beat them hands down, and now what are they? They're the biggest superpower on this planet. Why? Because violence is the supreme authority all authorities derive their power and legitimacy from. Law is completely irrelevant in the face of true force. That applies to any country.
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References Unforgiven (1992) See more »


Words and Music by James Bay
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Gripping , Fast paced , Great storyline
17 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Well what can i say , from the first moment you are taken into a subject that every one has an opinion on. with it's fast paced action scenes and meaty story line you wont be disappointed. it's twists are as sharp as a roller coaster and the hidden context within the film is magic. a film made and directed all in the uk which is not seen much now days and it has stood out a mile away for me .this is the first film i have had the pleasure to see by this director i will be sure to look out for any future films he directs. Want a film that is fast paced , clever , and well thought out well this is one to watch. you will be asking your self the same questions that are shown in this film.

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