Follows the reunion of four old sixth form friends. They head to Belize to visit the fifth member of the gang, but things take a dark turn.
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Series cast summary:
 Woody (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Baxter (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Rick (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Quinn (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
 Dominic (6 episodes, 2011-2013)


Four friends, Woody, Quinn, Baxter, and Rick arrive in Majorca to visit their old mate Alvo, who is now a wealthy property tycoon enjoying the trappings of an ex-pat lifestyle. One by one Alvo asks his friends what they've done with their lives, whether they're truly happy, wouldn't they rather live like him? The hedonistic mood of the friends' soon turns sour when they realize Alvo isn't quite the man they thought he was. The luxury yacht they have borrowed turns out to be stolen; Alvo has dragged them into something dangerous. When murder is committed they realize their nightmare has only just begun. Written by Rowlo

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

10 February 2011 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Besni psi  »

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1.78 : 1
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Philip Glenister and John Simm have co-starred in four series together - Clocking Off (2000)_, State of Play (2003) Life on Mars (2006) and "Mad Dogs" (2011)_ and one film, _Tuesday (2008)_. They both starred in the series _"Prey"_ (2014) (TV Mini-Series)_, but in separate seasons. See more »


Remade as Mad Dogs (2015) See more »

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Enjoyable, but sometimes feels lengthy
17 March 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have to admit, I was impressed with the first series of Mad Dogs. I thought that the acting was top notch, especially John Simm as 'Baxter', which in part was down to the great writing associated with each character's development throughout the series. There was enough twists, turns and dark humour through the series that kept me entertained and wanting to watch the next series.

However, with the second series I always felt that there was several times I would find myself sitting waiting for something interesting to happen, and when it does, it feels almost like an anti-climax. Through each fifteen minute part of an episode it always felt like something would happen that keeps you interested just before the ad breaks, and when it came back on, nothing really happened like was made out previously, and the next ten minutes would be filler until the next big shock.

I'm not sure, but the second series just didn't grab my attention like the first, and I felt that Mad Dogs should have ended this time round, instead of 'To be continued'. I just feel that the story has been played out, and is not as fresh and different like the first. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it, but not to the point I would say I loved it.

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