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Shadow Run (1998)

TV-14 | | Crime | 24 June 1998 (Iceland)
Haskell (Sir Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high-security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out ... See full summary »

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Geoffrey Reeve

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Desmond Lowden (novel), Desmond Lowden (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Caine ... Haskell
James Fox ... Landon-Higgins
Matthew Pochin Matthew Pochin ... Edward Joffrey
Rae Baker Rae Baker ... Julie
Kenneth Colley ... Larcombe
Christopher Cazenove ... Melchior
Rupert Frazer Rupert Frazer ... Maunder
Leslie Grantham ... Liney
Tim Healy ... Daltrey
Emma Reeve Emma Reeve ... Victoria Robertson
Katherine Reeve Katherine Reeve ... Zee Robertson
Angela Douglas ... Bridget
Maurice Thorogood Maurice Thorogood ... Walter
Richard Tuck Richard Tuck ... Morton
John Bray John Bray ... Hallam
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Storyline

Haskell (Sir Michael Caine) is assigned a job by his boss, the aristocratic Landon-Higgins (James Fox), to highjack a high-security van in broad daylight while it's in the shadow run (out of radio contact with the main security firm). He assembles a team to carry out the heist, but things don't go according to plan, and Haskell begins to think his boss might be double crossing him. Add to this, a teenage boarding school pupil has already witnessed some of the meetings of the team and Haskell's in real trouble. Written by Marjorie Johns <marjorie@citizencaine.org>

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A hardened gangster plans to steal £100 million in 20 minutes... and take full advantage of the shadow run. All he has to fear is his partner.

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Crime

Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 June 1998 (Iceland) See more »

Also Known As:

Eglimata sti skia See more »

Filming Locations:

Buckinghamshire, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Final movie of Angela Douglas (Bridget). See more »

Goofs

About 5 minutes into the film, there is a long dialog between Caine & Fox. Caine is wearing sunglasses and the reflection shows a crew member standing several feet away, not Fox. See more »

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Dreadful caper film
25 July 2002 | by jhs39See all my reviews

Dull and frequently inept caper film is never suspenseful and often seems to make little sense. Caine is a veteran criminal who kills numerous people, seemingly for no other reason than to show what a dangerous bastard he is and to make the audience fear for the life of a chubby kid that the movie keeps cutting to. Film stars out with said chubby little boy stumbling across a van with blood dripping out of the back. Caine pops up. warns the boy menacingly that he didn't see a thing, gives him a twenty pound note and sends him on his way. The boy promptly goes to school and tells everyone he comes into contact with what he saw, but since he's prone to exaggeration and tall tales nobody believes him. Of course, since there's no indication that Caine cleaned up the crime scene and since the film takes place not in a big city but in a more remote part of England, you would think something would turn up to corroborate the boy's story. Things just get worse from there. Initially the scenes in Shadow Run seem so disconnected I thought the director was filming out of order ala Pulp Fiction. Nope. Michael Caine's character is at the heart of what's wrong with the movie: he's a vet thief that who seems to kill someone in cold blood every twenty minutes or so. At one point he admonishes a confederate in the next job for trying to figure out a way to pull off the robbery without killing any innocent people. What kind of thief wants to kill if it isn't necessary? If Caine were some twenty year old hothead you might be able to buy it, but a man in his late sixties? It hardly seems likely that Caine's character would live as long as he has or that anyone would want to work with or hire such a psycho. His character isn't believable and neither is this boring and dreadful film.


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