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The Smoke (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Romance, Thriller | 4 October 2014 (Spain)
48 hours in the life of a burnt-out City lawyer who loses his job, falls for a call girl and steals £400,000 from a gangland boss - who wants every penny of it back.

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City lawyer Brad Walker (Matt di'Angelo) is having the worst day of his life. His high-maintenance girlfriend Sasha (Anna Passey) has left him for his so-called friend Tom (Christian Brassington) and to add insult to injury, he's been fired too. On a night out drowning his sorrows with old friend Dean (Jeff Leach), he overhears a conversation between Phil (Darren Ripley) and Ben (Stephen Marcus) - two drug dealers working for small-time gangster Jack (Alan Ford) - that will change his life forever... Written by Anonymous

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London Payback  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Fifty Shades of Grey star Jamie Dornan was set to play protagonist Brad Walker before commitments on ABC's Once Upon A Time forced him to withdraw. The Only Way is Essex's Mark Wright and Blue's Duncan James auditioned for the role before producers opted for Matt Di Angelo. See more »

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Jack: Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great f***ing fall. You know the rest. Now go and find my f***ing money!
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References On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) See more »

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Written by George Solonos, Francois Micheletto, Chris J and TaF
Performed by Marianne's Wish
Produced by George Solonos
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Couldn't wait for it to end
28 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

It's not often that I end up watching a film almost entirely without merit purely by my own choice but unfortunately I have only myself and some misleading critic reviews to blame for this wasted 90 minutes.

The storyline is so unbelievable that it makes eastenders seem like a gritty east end documentary/drama. The characters are both exceptionally shallow and deeply flawed, the dialogue is mostly appalling other than a few mildly amusing interchanges between some of the villains and the most appealing part of the whole movie is the ending - not the content of the ending itself but the actual cessation of poor quality viewing that was truly like a weight being lifted from my chest.

I love a shameless "glamorous" gangster flick like lock stock, snatch or layer cake but this is nothing like those. It's a very cheap impersonation. This film is the movie equivalent of one of those fake aftershaves you see a street vendor selling for £5 on a stall in turkey.

Save your time and do something more productive like sitting in the dark alone rather than watch this.


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