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Face (1997)

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In the face of demise in his values, a socialist in England decides to form a gang and rob banks for a living.

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Antonia Bird

Writer:

Ronan Bennett (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Carlyle ... Ray
Ray Winstone ... Dave
Steve Sweeney ... Weasel
Gerry Conlon ... Vince
Leon Black Leon Black ... Robbie
David Boateng David Boateng ... Lionel
Lena Headey ... Connie
Eddie Nestor Eddie Nestor ... Pearse
Steven Waddington ... Stevie
Christine Tremarco Christine Tremarco ... Sarah
Andrew Tiernan ... Chris
Sue Johnston ... Alice
Damon Albarn ... Jason
Phil Davis ... Julian (as Philip Davis)
Hazel Douglas ... Linda
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Storyline

Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of recriminations. Written by <sethj@johnbrown.co.uk>

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The blag to kill for. Only one of them meant it for real.

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 September 1997 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Caras conocidas See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The character Vince, who at the start of the film is the drug dealer robbed by Ray and Dave, is played by Gerry Conlon (b 1 March 1954; d 21 June 2014) who - in real life - was one of the 'Guildford Four' wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA bombing of two pubs in the English town of Guildford.

Gerry Conlon spent more than a decade in prison before the convictions of all of the four were overturned and they were released. His experience is portrayed in the film 'In the Name of the Father', where he himself was played by Daniel Day-Lewis. See more »

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Let's Face it
26 January 2001 | by miletasSee all my reviews

Face in my opinion is one of the best British films since the Long Good Friday. Why it wasn't a box-office hit is hard to believe; possibly the film's title needs changing. "Face" is not very catchy or memorable. With a new name and little bit more hype this film will rocket.


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