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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mat Hand Mat Hand ... Malc
Dena Smiles Dena Smiles ... Kate
Shane Meadows ... Jumbo
Gena Kawecka Gena Kawecka ... Ruby
Jimmy Hynd Jimmy Hynd ... Willy
Leon Lammond Leon Lammond ... Bets
Tim Cunningham Tim Cunningham ... Lenny the Fence
Dominic Dillon Dominic Dillon ... Mad Terrance
Mark Armstrong Mark Armstrong ... Crutch
Carlos Barreto Carlos Barreto ... Cuban Chef
Marcus Rowlands Marcus Rowlands ... Martin
Maria Woolley Maria Woolley ... Elaine
Len Hand Len Hand ... Man at Door
Tanya Myers Tanya Myers ... Yoga Tutor
Neil Johnson Neil Johnson ... Hoover Buyer
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Follows a gang of small time crooks in an English town. Malc is in danger of losing his girlfriend Kate if he doesn't spend more time at home and the gang leader Jumbo looks like he is about to lose control. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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UK

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English

Release Date:

31 October 1997 (UK) See more »

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Kispálya See more »

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$8,000 (estimated)
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wonderful.........
17 August 2002 | by david-gregory4See all my reviews

It's a good feeling when you 'discover' a great film. Especially one that due to the nature of it's budget and distribution, only you and a handful of other lucky people will ever see. Those were my thoughts after watching 'Small Time'. Costing only a couple of grand to make, and filmed on the streets of Nottingham, it follows the daily ups and downs, mainly downs, of a group of friends scraping a day-by-day living by ducking and diving and stealing anything to hand. The story leads to a grand finale, but it's the interaction and the banter between the characters that makes this film such a fun ride, they are totally believeable. The cast are mainly unknowns, but thats what probably makes the chemistry work. The music is good as well, two accoustic guitar tunes near the middle of the film are fantastic, they sum up totally how the characters are really feeling. Buy it and cherish it, Hollywood can keep all it's 'eye candy', this is proper film making.


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