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Hackney's Finest (2014)

A small-time drug-dealer gets into big trouble when a corrupt East London cop tries to steal a consignment meant for Welsh-Jamaican Yardies.

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A drug-fuelled night of mayhem and ineptitude in East London! Hackney's Finest is a riotous darkly-comic thriller that pits a motley bunch of hopeless drug dealers against a group of corrupt policemen, Russian thugs and Welsh-Jamaican arms dealers. Set in the East London borough of Hackney, this is an irreverent tale of greed, corruption and the fight for survival, told with a wink and a knowing smile. Sirus likes to make a little extra cash on the side, and not remotely legally. Very occasionally he passes a small 'package' from his London supplier, Asif, to some small-time Welsh-Jamaican gangsters in the valleys. Tonight the latest of such deals is set to happen in Sirus's home, much to the annoyance of his girlfriend, Amanda. This time, however, things are about to go seriously wrong. When the Welsh contingent arrives, they are horrified to discover that Asif has been interrogated by the police, and coerced into going through with the deal, under surveillance. Worse still, Asif is ... Written by The Hackney's Finest team

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Developed under the working title "Looking Over the Dragon". See more »

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B: You have to be careful where you're pointing it, obviously!
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Like A Wave Breaks On A Rock
Written by Brendan O'Connell & Larry Love
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From the album 'The Party's Over'
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Crazy with a witty script! 4/10
18 April 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Review: I thought that was going to be your typical English gangster movie with the usual elements, but I quite enjoyed this crazy crime caper, even though they have to be some of the dumbest criminals in East London. Its about a drug dealer called Sirus who is wanted by a crooked cop who arrests his best friend (Asif) and blackmails him to go undercover so they can take-down Sirus in his next big drug deal with some Welsh Jamaicans. The cops plans end up going completely wrong because the Jamaicans are heavily armed so they hire some crazy, heroin taking thugs who try to help them get the shipment of drugs. Anyway, after a while the small time drug dealer ends up fighting for his life with the help from the Jamaicans who strike a deal to keep the shipment if they get them out alive. The plot was crazy and the characters, who were mostly heroin users, seemed to love being in the middle of East London in a big shoot out. The only person that seemed slightly scared of the whole situation was Sirus who didn't really know how to handle a gun at before they started to get shot at. I must admit, I did enjoy the crazy Welsh Jamaicans, even though I didn't know what they were saying half of the time, but it did get a bit silly after a while. Its better than a lot of the English gangster movies that I have seen lately because of the witty script and the amount of guns they use throughout the film but it isn't as good as Guy Ritchies earlier work and it did seem a bit far fetched. Watchable!

Round-Up: I haven't seen any of these characters before, so I can't really comment on them as actors, but they did put in good performances which made the film watchable. It really did seem like the director used all of the stereotypical aspects of the different nations in this film, like the crazy meat head Eastern Europeans who just wanted to kill any and everyone and the Welsh Jamaicans who had a heavy artillery and new everything about guns. Personally, thats what made me laugh about the movie and then fact that no one really feared for there life but Sirus. The corrupt racist cops and the Asian drug dealers were other aspects the storyline which made it quite interesting and the non-stop craziness was put together well by the director. Anyway, it's worth a watch if you want to see a film about a load of Heroin addicts and corrupt cops fighting against each other but don't expect anything with morality or a deep and meaningful storyline.

I recommend this movie to people who are into their English crime capers about a drug dealer who is on the run from corrupt cops who want his stash. 4/10


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