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The Veteran (2011)

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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Robert Miller
Adi Bielski ...
Alayna Wallace
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Chris Turner
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Tyrone Jones
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Danny Turner
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Fahad Sahal
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Gerry Langdon
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Hakeem
Eboseta Ayemere ...
Ryan Sahal
Brendon Read ...
Big Benny
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Fawwaz Abdullah
Christopher Peter Smith ...
Omar
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Khaled
Steve Weston ...
Ramush Jashari
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A soldier returning from the war in Afghanistan uncovers a conspiracy involving the intelligence services and a gang of drug dealers.

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Rated R for violence, pervasive language and some nudity | See all certifications »

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29 April 2011 (UK)  »

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O Veterano  »

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£2,100,000 (estimated)
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The social housing complex that Miller is living in is the Heygate estate at Elephant and Castle. You can see the Strata in one of the scene where Miller broke through some barricade to have the night view. The Heygate has since been demolished to make way for Elephant Park by Lend Lease. See more »

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Gerry Langdon: The organizing principle of any society is for war. The basic authority of the modern state over its people resides in its war powers. Today it's oil, tomorrow, water. It's what we like to call the GOD business: Guns, Oil, and Drugs. But there is a problem. Our way of life, its over. It's unsustainable and in rapid decline. That's why we implement demand destruction. We continue to make money as the world burns. But for this to work the people have to remain ignorant of the problem ...
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This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

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Closer to the truth than you might think
2 September 2011 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is actually a brilliant film, if you can forgive a few minor flaws. Kebbel plays 'Bobby' brilliantly and the key characters are all convincing; a tip of the hat to the absence of prima donna Hollywood stars there.

The accuracy and attention to detail in certain areas more than make up for the relative shortness of the film, for example how Bobby takes a quick visual check of the chamber on his rifle before moving from cover in between contacts in the main firefight scene. This scene gets the old adrenalin going a little, it is actually very similar to the street battle scene from 'Heat'; no music, just the sound of gunfire echoing in the streets.

The espionage element and the political scheming is portrayed smoothly, allowing the viewer to think for themselves and make up their own mind without going overboard on the conspiracy element. Whatever your views on whether or not this side of the plot is fictional, it's a film worth watching. The only difference between 'worth watching' and 'great film' is just a matter of budget and time really.


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