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Bodywork (2001)

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The luckless Virgil Guppy has been framed for murder and is now a fugitive. Aided by a dysfunctional family of thieves, unorthodox police procedure and some clever body work of his own, he sets out to clear his name.

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Gareth Rhys Jones
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hans Matheson ... Virgil Guppy
Charlotte Coleman ... Tiffany Shades
Wendy Cooper Wendy Cooper ... Prostitute
Beth Winslet ... Fiona Money
Lynda Bellingham ... Poppy Fields
Clive Russell ... Billy Hunch
Michael Attwell ... David Leer
Peter Moreton Peter Moreton ... Buddy Lear
Simon Gregor Simon Gregor ... Legal
Peter Ferdinando ... Alex Gordon
Jordan Maxwell ... Dolittle Shades
Grahame Fox ... Danny Sparks
Jeremy Clyde Jeremy Clyde ... Boss
Frank Mills ... Sydney Greengrass
Velibor Topic ... Rudi Scott
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The luckless Virgil Guppy has been framed for murder and is now a fugitive. Aided by a dysfunctional family of thieves, unorthodox police procedure and some clever body work of his own, he sets out to clear his name.

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Drive carefully, live dangerously.

Genres:

Crime

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Rated R for language, violence, sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blåst på 10 sekunder See more »

Filming Locations:

East End, London, England, UK

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Quotes

Billy Hunch: [questioning a murder suspect's girlfriend] Do you remember Mr. Guppy saying anything strange that night?
Fiona Money: 'I'm a green oblong with rounded edges.'
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Mother Sky
from film "Deep End"
Written by Holger Czukay, Michael Karoli, Jaki Liebezeit, Irmin Schmidt & Damo Suzuki
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It's got the attitude, but it's a little trite ... maybe a lot trite
26 August 1999 | by razasyedSee all my reviews

Basically LOCK, STOCK, AND TWO SMOKING BARRELS meets TRAINSPOTTING. And as labored as that combination sounds -- and the film does suffer from numerous forced moments -- there are some genuine instances of under-your-skin verve and inventiveness . especially a particularly gruesome homicide facilitated by Q-Tips. Not pretty. And the lead actor, a cross between Brad Pitt and Ewan McGregor, is guaranteed to make teenage girls everywhere salivate, presuming he ever works again.


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