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A young man recently released from prison recruits his three best friends to rob the local drug kingpin who is responsible for his incarceration. Can he get revenge and win back his fed-up girlfriend?

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Battered, bruised and under arrest, Harvey Miller (Luke Treadaway) sits in a police interview room facing interrogation. Clutching a stack of eyewitness statements, Detective Inspector West (Timothy Spall) has no doubt in Harvey's part in a foiled robbery, and his subsequent attempted murder of local businessman Steven Roper. Denying everything, Harvey agrees to tell his version of events in full. We take in his release from prison a month earlier, and the malevolent, unjust act that put him in there. We see his emotional reunion with his sibling-like best friends, and the immovable loyalty they have for one another. We see the rekindling of a lost love, a second chance for two people meant for each other. We see the ingenious planning of the ill-fated robbery, the amazing twist, the shocking outcome and the real driving force behind it - retribution. What unfolds is an exhilarating, moving and hilarious story of loyalty, jealousy, friendship, revenge and the pursuit of happiness. Written by MoliFilms

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He gave a year of his life. Now he's stealing it back.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Timothy Spall and Matthew Lewis were in Harry Potter together See more »

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Harvey: The Scouser said he used a meat-delivery van as his cover so he'd only drop at suitable places, restaurants or big pubs that serve food. No, the only place round here that fits the description is The Rise club.
Dodd: Okay. The club makes sense as a dropping point. But why would Roper leave his money in there and not in own his office? He doesn't own the club.
Harvey: Albert's in his pocket and it puts some distance between him and his money in case he ever gets his collar felt.
Dempsey: I suppose his firm looks after...
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Let Us Stay Young
Performed by 'Lucas Nord vs. Urban Cone'
Courtesy of Hybris Publishing / Warner
Chappell Music Scandinavia
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Great Indie.
8 September 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I got to catch this at TIFF (My first film ever seen at the festival) and loved it. Great story, pacing, soundtrack, cinematography, writing, acting and direction. First-time writer-director Rowan Athale gets it right. My only problem was that he tries to do too much in his debut. What he does is great, but if he had tried to maybe do less in terms of covering the norms of heist and crime films, i.e. the ____ steps of committing a crime successfully. That's it. Timothy Dalton and Luke Treadway have great back and forth dialogue, and just when you think the film is over and you have unanswered questions, your questions are answered and you are given more of the brilliant story, and a great ending that perfectly ties up everything.

I'm not sure if this will appeal to North American audiences, but it looks like it could be a huge hit in the UK. I loved it, and I highly recommend it.


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