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Love, Honor and Obey (2000)

Love, Honour and Obey (original title)
A north London postman who gets involved with a gang of criminals

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sadie Frost ... Sadie
Jonny Lee Miller ... Jonny
Jude Law ... Jude
Ray Winstone ... Ray Kreed
Kathy Burke ... Kathy
Sean Pertwee ... Sean
Denise Van Outen ... Maureen
Rhys Ifans ... Matthew
Dominic Anciano Dominic Anciano ... Dominic
Ray Burdis ... Ray
John Beckett John Beckett ... John
Trevor Laird Trevor Laird ... Trevor (as Trevor H. Laird)
William Scully William Scully ... Bill (as William Scully Q.G.M.)
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Perry 'Fat Alan'
Mark Burdis Mark Burdis ... Mark
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Storyline

Ray runs North London's most powerful criminal gang, and his nephew Jude is a polished and successful member. Jude's boyhood friend Jonny comes to Jude with an idea he wants to pitch to Ray; Jude is reluctant to mix friendship with business (and family), but he does arrange a meeting. Ray takes Jonny on (he uses his job as a courier to steal credit cards), but Jonny soon finds himself bored: the gang is more interested in goofing around and planning Ray's wedding than in fighting, havoc, and mayhem. Jonny wants violence, so he repeatedly tries to start trouble with the South London equivalent of Ray's gang. Will he succeed? If he does, will he find glory in war? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, sexuality, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love, Honor and Obey See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£316,667 (United Kingdom), 7 April 2000, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,143, 9 February 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,143, 9 February 2001
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jonny Lee Miller, Rhys Ifan and Sean Pertwee reunites respectively as Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Homes and Gareth Lestrade in the American CBS TV series Elementary (2012). See more »

Goofs

When Sadie is singing, her tiara disappears for one shot. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Heckeler: So would you like to join us for a drink?
Sadie: Sorry mates I'm busy.
Heckeler: I tell you what, tell me about your character, 'cause I am your biggest fan
Sadie: I told you I'm busy, I'm waiting for someone.
Heckeler: Now, when you stage kiss, do you use tounges or no tounges?
Sadie: Look, you.
Heckeler: [laughs] Come on, I'm only having a joke
Sadie: Oh, Look. My boyfriends here.
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Connections

References Fireball XL5 (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Morning Mood
from "Peer Gynt"
Written by Edvard Grieg
Performed by Gewandhausorchester Leipzig (as The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra)
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Fix bayonets for the North and South London divide!
14 May 2009 | by SpikeopathSee all my reviews

Bored with his hum-drum life as a North London postman, Jonny approaches his pal Jude about getting in with the North London Mob run by Jude's uncle Ray. After winning favour with Ray by bringing a credit card scam into the gang, Jonny starts to spice things up by causing trouble with the rival mob from South London. But although Jonny has won respect from his fellow gang members, he's also getting ideas above his station, and it's not long before his actions put everyone in danger, including their families.

So a load of well known British actors make a humorous tongue in cheek satire of the gangster genre, and many failed to get it. Working from a very basic plot and script, directors and writers Dominic Anciano and Ray Burdis gathered the likes of Ray Winstone, Sadie Frost, Jonny Lee Miller, Jude Law, Rhys Ifans, Kathy Burke and Sean Pertwee. And let them run with it. Creating a funny ad-libbed picture that the cast clearly enjoyed making, and really the viewers should be in on the joke as well. Anyone expecting some hard edged Brit gangster film are in for a big disappointment, there is violence and there are drugs, but nothing here is designed for shock value. This really is a fun movie, slyly poking the ribs of gangs and their bosses whilst cutely reminding all that families get involved as well. From the use of Viagra to karaoke sequences, Love, Honour and Obey is a British treasure that has been badly misunderstood. If the fact that the coup de grace at the finale is played out in fancy dress doesn't tell you that it has been taking the urine, well you have walked down the wrong garden path. 8/10


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