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Dom Hemingway (2013)

After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Luca Franzoni ...
Dom's Prison Buddy
Richard Graham ...
Prison Guard
George Sweeney ...
Man Outside Pub
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Man Outside Pub 2
David Baukham ...
Security Guard
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Sandy Butterfield
Simeon Moore ...
Andrew
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Barman
Kaitana Taylor ...
Girl at Bar
Colette Morrow ...
Girl at Bar
Jeanie Gold ...
Barmaid
Brenda Palmer ...
Lady on Train
Philippe Pierrard ...
Lardo
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After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Jude Law is Dom Hemingway and you're not.

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexual content, nudity, pervasive language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 November 2013 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Recompensa  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$29,276 (USA) (4 April 2014)

Gross:

$518,134 (USA) (9 May 2014)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jude Law gained 30 pounds for his role as Dom. See more »

Goofs

When they fly in slow motion (the car accident) the prosthetic hand leaves the screen from the right side and after a couple of frames it enters the screen from the left side. See more »

Quotes

Dom Hemingway: I'm Dom. Dom is English for "unlucky son of a bitch".
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Soundtracks

La Fanette
(Jacques Brel)
Published by Editions Gérard Meys
Performed by Shawn Elliott & Wolfgang Knittel
Licensed courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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Jude Law gives the performance of his career as "Dom Hemingway".

Admittedly there's not much to this film outside of Jude Law's force of nature performance, he's a filthy, foul mouthed monolith of vulgarity and nastiness, and a joy to watch, it's a true revelation of a turn for the actor, breaking his posh, pretty boy image to pieces and gobbing on those pieces. Sure there's not much to the script or story, which are threadbare and under nourishing, plus Richard E Grant is somewhat wasted despite being rather wonderful, and there are many coincidental contrivances that sully the film a bit towards the end, but enjoy it for Law, for the stylish, off kilter approach to the British gangster movie genre, for the many gloriously profane monologues and the general fun depravity of the thing, plus it gets extra points for being surprisingly moving come the third act, which does not seem remotely likely given the first two thirds. A solid cult movie in the making.


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