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Shallow Grave (1994)

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Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

Director:

Danny Boyle

Writer:

John Hodge
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kerry Fox ... Juliet Miller
Christopher Eccleston ... David Stephens
Ewan McGregor ... Alex Law
Ken Stott ... Detective Inspector McCall
Keith Allen ... Hugo
Colin McCredie ... Cameron
Victoria Nairn Victoria Nairn ... Woman Visitor
Gary Lewis ... Male Visitor
Jean Marie Coffey Jean Marie Coffey ... Goth
Peter Mullan ... Andy
Leonard O'Malley Leonard O'Malley ... Tim
David Scoular David Scoular ... Cash Machine Victim
Grant Glendinning Grant Glendinning ... Bath Victim
Victor Eadie Victor Eadie ... Freezer Victim
Robert David MacDonald Robert David MacDonald ... Lumsden
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Three friends in Edinburgh, Scotland, interview and select a new flatmate. He's hardly moved in than they discover him dead in his room. An ethical dilemma ensues when they discover that he possessed a large amount of cash. Things get worse as the men whose money it was search for it, and the three friends start to turn on each other. Written by grantss

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What's a little murder among friends? See more »

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for scenes of strong grisly violence, and for some language and nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Danny Boyle was warned by people not to work with Keith Allen , but Boyle loved him and had a great experience working with him. "He felt like a person who was gonna move in and take over the film," he said. See more »

Goofs

During one of the shots of Hugo's corpse (after the scene at Alex's workplace), you can clearly see the dead man's jugular pulsating. See more »

Quotes

David Stephens: Well, Brian McKinley, if you want to talk to my girlfriend you talk to me first. If you want to dance with her, then you apply in writing three weeks in advance or you're going to end up inside a fucking bin-bag. You didn't apply so you don't dance.
Juliet Miller: Do you think you could try to be a little more forceful next time?
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits appear over images of the three main characters in happier times, ironically all laughing hysterically. See more »

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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

My Baby Just Cares for Me
Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
Performed by Nina Simone
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User Reviews

An interesting film.
31 March 2002 | by cmykleftySee all my reviews

Three roommates looking for another to share their apartment. They find a new roommate, who lives with them. The new person suddenly dies with a suitcase full of cash. The three roommates battle over the cash and can't trust each other. What is a lot of money between friends? If you cannot trust your friends with money, then who can you trust? Shallow Grave is the most interesting thrilling film, I ever saw. It is well worth your time to watch.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$105,614, 12 February 1995

Gross USA:

$2,079,569

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,079,569
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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