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The James Gang (1997)

After an audacious jewellery robbery the whole James family heads for home on the run with the obsessive detective Julia Armstrong in hot pursuit.


Mike Barker


Stuart Hepburn
2 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
John Hannah ... Spendlove James
Helen McCrory ... Bernadette James
Jason Flemyng ... Frank James
Toni Collette ... Julia Armstrong
Darren Brownlie Darren Brownlie ... Spendlove Jr.
David Brownlie David Brownlie ... Spendlove Jr.
Lauren McMurray Lauren McMurray ... Geraldine James
Lauren McCracken Lauren McCracken ... Jessica James
James Nesbitt ... Graham Armstrong
Elaine Lordan Elaine Lordan ... Simone
Brian Pettifer ... Spanner
Caroline Berry Caroline Berry ... Bronwyn
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Pierce Jones John Pierce Jones ... Bank Manager


Bernadette and her four children go to London to find their husband and father Spendlove, who left them alone a while back. When she finds him, her brother-in-law Frank offers Spendlove some money to return to Edinburgh with the family. But soon one night Bernadette unexpectedly robs a jewelry store and they have to head north, with obsessive cop Julia Armstrong on their tail. Written by Anonymous

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Armed and Dangerous - Do not approach under any circumstances!


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Excellent, high energy drama.
28 February 2000 | by clare-13See all my reviews

"The James Gang" is one of those high energy, stylish films with a lot of heart. A rare treat for a British film and a real achievement for a first time feature director (Mike Barker who also gave us "Best Laid Plans"). Although it isn't a "perfect" movie it won't dissapoint those who enjoy well crafted movies

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Release Date:

7 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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