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The Veteran (2011)

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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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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Ryan Sahal
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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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Action | Thriller

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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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Langdon mentions "Conolly's Great Game", this is a reference to Arthur Conolly's term that he coined in reference to the struggle between the British and Russian Empires over control of Central Asia. See more »

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Robert Miller: We were told Al Qaeda never use women.
Gerry Langdon: Every parasite adopts to its host and evolves. It's only a question of time.
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This Film is dedicated in loving memory to Deverok Pritchard (1939-2008) See more »

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Mr. Tubbs
Written and Performed by Ben Medcalf
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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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