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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.

Director:

Mike Barker

Writer:

Stuart Hepburn
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Armed and Dangerous - Do not approach under any circumstances!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die James Gang See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Awful
24 October 1998 | by Buzzo-2See all my reviews

This movie lacks everything a good movie needs. The plot is rather idiotic and the characters remain very superficial with Mom James playing a key role: hit & run over and over again, and her boys (Spendlove Sr, Jr and Uncle Frank) making sure there is always an escape route. Except a few 'esthetic' shots which please the eye, even camerawork is not quite inviting a higher rate than it deserves: 1. There is however some goods news: the first frame in which a bird can vaguely be seen on a blue and musical background might give the viewer reason to believe a decent movie will unfold, and yes, sometimes there is a twist to the story which might surprise some viewers. Unfortunately I was not one of them.


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