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Dad Savage (1998)

R | | Crime, Thriller | 5 June 1998 (UK)
Six people become embroiled in mayhem and murder when Dad Savage attempts to determine who murdered his son and stole his stash of cash.

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Steve Williams
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Patrick Stewart ... Dad Savage
Kevin McKidd ... H
Helen McCrory ... Chris
Joe McFadden ... Bob
Marc Warren ... Vic
Jake Wood ... Sav
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Storyline

A wealthy, successful, East Anglian tulip grower, Dad Savage is also something of a godfather in the local criminal fraternity, but doesn't trust banks to take care of his money. On recommendation from his son, Sav, Dad hires two of Sav's unemployed school friends, Bob and Vic, to help with the business and the crime. After some careless talk from Harold, just known as "H", about Dad's pension fund, Vic and Bob decide to steal the money from Dad if they can find it. The plans to liberate the money go awry and Sav is killed requiring Bob to call upon his sister Chris to rescue them. Dad intercepts their escape and forces a showdown to try to determine exactly the events of the night in order to identify his son's killer. Written by Mark Smith <msmith@osi.co.uk>

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Taglines:

If you're going to sell out your friends...Make sure you get a good price

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Maffiás leszámolás See more »

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Budget:

GBP3,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Steve Williams was originally a London cabbie. See more »

Soundtracks

My Careless Heart
Written by Al Dexter
Performed by Al Dexter
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with Universal Music Special Markets
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A wonderfully quirky piece of English writing
21 February 2005 | by ambassadoryanekSee all my reviews

I have never considered myself a serious critics of films. I like what I like, and I seldom reference films to one another. So Dad Savage was for me no like Pulp Fiction meets Res. Dogs only English. It was and will always be: And English film on it's own.

So what did I think of Dad Savage? I loved it. It keeps you guessing from beginning to end, and Patrick Stewart is simply the cherry on the top. He is wonderful in this film, and unlike some of his other roles, which are typically upright and moral, he plays a mean, nasty crook, who loves his son.

The film flows quickly and easily around the intricate plot that once revealed makes wonderful and dark sense. It's in my collection because it's trying to be different from the rest, and it's what I'd like to term - a surprise film. It's quirky, sharp and fast and at no point does it give us a moral lecture, nor does it attempt to cover up anything.

If you liked Complicity (Johnny Lee Miller) or Peter's Friends (Stephen Fry) then you're bound to love Dad Savage. All my thumbs up!


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