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The sexual rivalries over a new, potentially great rock'n'roll singer between a nightclub owner and a local gangster cause unrest and eventually lead to murder.

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Jez Butterworth

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ian Hart ... Mickey
Ewen Bremner ... Skinny
Aidan Gillen ... Baby
Martin Gwynn Jones Martin Gwynn Jones ... Sweets
Hans Matheson ... Silver Johnny
Andy Serkis ... Potts
Ricky Tomlinson ... Ezra
Harold Pinter ... Sam Ross
Kenneth Bryans Kenneth Bryans ... Roger
Paul Ebsworth Paul Ebsworth ... Raymond
Kate Lynn Evans Kate Lynn Evans ... Knuckle Sandwich Girl (as Kate Evans)
Jason Cheater ... Knuckle Sandwich Boy
Al Fiorentini Al Fiorentini ... Luigi
Shend ... Naked Man
Milly Gregory Milly Gregory ... Guildford Girl
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Storyline

London in the fifties: a young singer is the star in a night club and is the owner's protegé. The latter has also a son, Baby, who, thanks to his father's morbid attentions is considered a halfwit by everybody. An old gay gangster has Baby's father horribly killed since he wants the singer's attentions all for himself. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1998 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Soho See more »

Filming Locations:

Farringdon, London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£2,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jim Broadbent was offered the role of Sam Ross. See more »

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Although this movie is set in the 1950s, one of the characters mentions Spider-Man, who didn't appear in comics until 1963. See more »

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Featured in Venice Report (1997) See more »

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Let down by a bad script ,bad acting and a terrible director
25 April 2018 | by mufdivtwoSee all my reviews

I managed to watch about 30 minutes of this before I decided to switch it off. The acting is so bad and the script is worse. Why on earth did Jez Butterworth think that every other word that came out of Londoners mouths in the 1950s began with an F? The leading actor such as Ian Hart overplays the hard man role and I felt sorry for him because he knew that the script is poor and he was miscast as "Mickey." The worst of all though is Ewen Bremner who played "Skinny" his performance is so bad, it's enough to curl your toes. I am surprised that Ricky Tomlinson took part in this because I thought he was experienced enough to know the difference between a good and bad script. Nevertheless, his perfomance as "Ezra" is more convincing because he has that natural ability to lead. Overall, this movie is what I would describe as a "toe curling classic" it has all the elements that make a bad movie worse. A bad script full of swear words and cringe worthy lines. The director should have learned how to write a good script before going ahead with this movie.


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