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Blood -- Watch It Now While It's in Theaters. When a murder suspect's interrogation turns violent, two detectives (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham) must deal with the consequences and the suspicions of a fellow detective (Mark Strong).
Blood -- A thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed.


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Release Date:
9 August 2013 (USA) See more »
You can't bury the truth.
Thriller charting the moral collapse of a police family. Two cop brothers, smothered by the shadow of their former police chief father, must investigate a crime they themselves have committed. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Paul Bettany ... Joe Fairburn

Stephen Graham ... Chrissie Fairburn

Brian Cox ... Lenny Fairburn

Mark Strong ... Robert Seymour

Ben Crompton ... Jason Buliegh

Naomi Battrick ... Miriam Fairburn

Zoë Tapper ... Jemma Venn
Natasha Little ... Lily Fairburn
Sandra Voe ... Sandra Buliegh
Jasper Britton ... Daniel Heston

Adrian Edmondson ... Tom Tiernan
Danny McEvoy ... Sammy

Lucy Lowe ... Judy Drinkle (as Elizabeth Lowe)

Patrick Hurd-Wood ... Dominic

Stuart McQuarrie ... David Saddler
Claire Harris ... Natalie
Erinna Delaney ... Darrell's Mother

Nick Pearse ... Soco
Nick Murphy ... Sports Teacher
Kate Dimbleby ... Party Singer
Naadia Sheriff ... Party Pianist
Daniel Pemberton ... Drunk Guitarist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooklyn Baker ... CID Officer (uncredited)
Russ Booth ... Policeman No. 1 (uncredited)
Mark Callum ... Police Officer (uncredited)

Aaron Jeffcoate ... Son of detective (uncredited)
Dean Roberts ... Violent protester (uncredited)
Andy Ross ... Riot Police (uncredited)

Directed by
Nick Murphy 
Writing credits
Bill Gallagher (written by)

Bill Gallagher (based on the miniseries by)

Produced by
James Atherton .... executive producer
Andrew Critchley .... executive producer
Stuart Ford .... executive producer
Peter Hampden .... executive producer
Pippa Harris .... producer
Lee Hodgkinson .... post production producer
Christine Langan .... executive producer
Nick Laws .... producer
Sam Mendes .... executive producer
Norman Merry .... executive producer
Jan Pace .... executive producer: BFI Film Fund
Michael Roban .... executive producer
Nicola Shindler .... producer
Original Music by
Daniel Pemberton 
Cinematography by
George Richmond 
Film Editing by
Victoria Boydell 
Casting by
Nina Gold 
Production Design by
Cristina Casali 
Art Direction by
Pawlo Wintoniuk 
Set Decoration by
Anita Gupta 
Costume Design by
Michele Clapton 
Makeup Department
Jennifer Harty .... key makeup artist
Kristyan Mallett .... prosthetic designer
Angie Mudge .... hair designer
Angie Mudge .... makeup designer
Debbie Ormrod .... makeup trainee
Simon Taylor .... prosthetic technician
Victoria Warrington .... contact lens technician
Production Management
Matthew Jenkins .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Matt Bensley .... additional third assistant director
Toby Ford .... first assistant director
Ben Harrison .... second assistant director
John William Turner .... third assistant director
Art Department
Lizzy Butler .... art department assistant
Maxine Carlier .... production buyer
Russell Lee .... props
Rebecca Milton .... stand-by art director
Garry Moore .... standby carpenter
Jay Pales .... dressing props
Andy Watson .... graphic artist
Sound Department
Robert Brazier .... foley recordist
Wayne Brooks .... sound effects editor
Ben Collinson .... sound assistant
Paul Cotterell .... sound re-recording mixer
Simon Diggins .... adr mixer
Colin Gregory .... boom operator
Sue Harding .... foley artist
Bill Higley .... adr mixer: New York
Tushar Manek .... sound assistant
Colin Nicolson .... sound mixer
Ian Wilkinson .... supervising sound editor
Rowena Wilkinson .... foley artist
Visual Effects by
James Clarke .... head of di
Stefan Drury .... head of visual effects
James Elster .... digital compositor
Sean Farrow .... visual effects supervisor
Philippe Ludivig .... digital compositor
Abigail McKenzie .... digital lab operator
Jane Paton .... digital compositor
Lucy Tanner .... visual effects producer
Daniel Tomlinson .... scanning & recording manager
Thomas Waddington .... digital lab operator
Gary Hoptrough .... stunt double: Ben Crompton
Andy Merchant .... stunt performer
Ray Nicholas .... stunt arranger
Martin Pemberton .... stunt double: Stephen Graham
Curtis Rivers .... stunt coordinator
Tom Rodgers .... stunt performer
Gordon Seed .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Appleby .... key grip
Chris Bain .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Sebastian Barraclough .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Neil Davidson .... still photographer
Charlie Gray .... specials photographer
Stuart Hurley .... electrician
Dora Krolikowska .... second assistant camera: second unit
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as William Morris)
Will Morris .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, main unit
Helen Revington .... stills photographer
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jack Sands .... camera trainee
David Sinfield .... gaffer
Tom Wade .... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Casting Department
Vanessa Baker .... voice casting
Theo Park .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nat Turner .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jodie Davidson .... colorist: dailies
Adam Inglis .... colorist
Lisa Jordan .... facility director: LipSync Post
Gabrielle Smith .... first assistant editor
Diana Vasquez .... assistant colorist
Jahanzeb Hayat .... dailies producer (uncredited)
Music Department
Jamie Ashton .... assistant score engineer
Toby Hulbert .... scoring protools engineer
Andrew Skeet .... conductor and orchestrator
Jake Walker .... musician
Transportation Department
Alan Canty .... driver: Paul Bettany
Other crew
Tom Asquith .... assistant location manager
Alex Barrett .... production assistant
Caroline Bean .... assistant production co-ordinator
Angie Conners .... international marketing
Dave Curtis .... technical support
Ash Davis .... rushes runner
Lex Donovan .... assistant location manager
Sarah Farrington .... director assistant
James George Ford .... stand-in/double: Paul Bettany & Mark Strong
Nardia Hall .... unit manager
Charlotte Huyton .... floor runner
Sara Janasz .... completion guarantor: Film Finances
Yuen-Wai Liu .... production coordinator
Philip James Lunt .... stand-in/double
Garry Marriott .... unit medic (as Gary Marriott)
Brian Nitzkin .... business & legal affairs
Kerry Patten .... location assistant
Andrew Philips .... catering manager
Jason Potter .... production accountant
Louise Purvis .... technical support
Barry Reed .... executive chef
Helen Revington .... unit nurse
Mark Rowan .... health & safety advisor
Carole Salisbury .... script supervisor
Helen Searle .... assistant accountant
Danylo Wilson .... stand-in/double
Jamie Carragher .... thanks
Geoff Mason .... special thanks

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The movie was shot in Wirral, England in and around the town where the director, Nick Murphy, grew up. He relocated much of the action to the island off West Kirby where as a kid he had thought it would be a good place to bury a body.See more »
Joe Fairburn:Out to the islands.See more »
Movie Connections:
Version of "Conviction" (2004)See more »


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21 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Disappointing, 2 June 2013
Author: Lt. Vincent Hanna from Australia

Great cast, promising story - but ultimately disappointing.

It did not surprise me to learn that this film was based on a TV series. Over much of the running time I found myself distracted by just how busy the story was. It was one plot point after another, after another, with no space in-between to let the characters (or audience) absorb each of the many developments before proceeding - or to establish a strong sense of mood or location. It seemed as though the makers had condensed into a feature film length a story that was intended to be told over a much longer duration - as though an emotionally balanced story had been harshly edited, leaving just a collection of 'flashpoints.'

With a cast and story this good, Blood could have achieved something as atmospheric and dramatic as Mystic River. Unfortunately though, it felt like one of those British TV crime dramas in which they have to introduce characters, portray a crime, investigate the crime (uncovering a series of disturbing family secrets and dispensing with a couple of red herrings in the process) and arrive at a harrowing (but ultimately just) conclusion, all within the span of a single episode.

An enjoyable, but not especially memorable, film.

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