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Sexy Beast (2000)

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Brutal gangster Don Logan recruits "retired" safecracker Gal for one last job, but it goes badly for both of them.

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Jonathan Glazer
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 21 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Winstone ... Gal
Ben Kingsley ... Don Logan
Ian McShane ... Teddy Bass
Amanda Redman ... Deedee Dove
James Fox ... Harry
Cavan Kendall Cavan Kendall ... Aitch
Julianne White ... Jackie
Álvaro Monje Álvaro Monje ... Enrique (as Alvaro Monje)
Robert Atiko Robert Atiko ... Andy
Nieves del Amo Oruet Nieves del Amo Oruet ... Air Hostess
Enrique Alemán Fabrega Enrique Alemán Fabrega ... Pilot
Gérard Barray ... Spanish Official (as Gerard Barray)
José Maria Cano Ramos José Maria Cano Ramos ... Felipe's Friend 1 (as José Ma. Cano Ramos)
Desirée Erasmus Desirée Erasmus ... Jean
Santiago Frias Munoz Santiago Frias Munoz ... Policia 2
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Storyline

Gal, Deedee, Aitch and Jackie, having left behind respective lives of ill-repute, bask in the sun of Spain and in the most essential brand of leisure. A hazy yarn of barbecues, beer and botched hunting expeditions make up their retirements, until a sudden and unforeseen disruption emerges from their past. Enter the childishly violent and hilariously edgy Don Logan. Through a series of side-splitting negotiations and irrevocable acts, retired crook Gal is forced to shake off the rust and accept one last mission, put forth by the menacing Logan, his ex-mentor. A heist of legendary proportion and personal implications, this job should make for one hell of an encore. Written by gjtackach@gmail.com

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Taglines:

Sometimes It's Hard To Say No See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestia salvaje See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£96,162 (United Kingdom), 14 January 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$170,356, 17 June 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,946,056, 30 December 2001

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,099,621, 31 December 2002
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The word 'cunt' is used 21 times in this film. See more »

Goofs

When the rock rolls down the hill and almost hits Gal, we see it passing at his right side. But when the rock falls in the pool, it's clearly at his left side. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gal: [Gal is sunbathing by poolside] Oh, yeah. Bloody hell. I'm sweating in here. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. It's like a sauna. Furnace. You can fry an egg on my stomach. Ohh, who wouldn't lap this up? It's ridiculous. Tremendous. Fantastic. Fan-dabby-dozy-tastic.
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Goodbye Sweet Cavan See more »

Connections

Referenced in Modern Family: Phil's Sexy, Sexy House (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Peaches
Performed by The Stranglers (1977)
Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.
Written by Hugh Cornwell (as Cornwell)/ Jean-Jacques Burnel (as Burnell) / Dave Greenfield (as Greenfield) / Jet Black (as Black)
Complete Music Ltd.
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The story really told isn't obvious
11 February 2007 | by Girard-6See all my reviews

On the surface it's an artful depiction of British gangsters, but the real story is of a man absolutely driven by an obsession with a woman that he's too socially maladjusted to pursue normally. On the surface he's a strong, hyper-masculine man who is pushy, demanding, intimidating and fearless. Beneath the surface he's lonely, isolated, fragile and desperately craves acceptance, especially from the woman he's obsessed with, and he's frustrated and confused by his inability to achieve that acceptance. The casting is perfect. The acting is outstanding. As an American though, I practically needed a translator to understand what they were saying with their thick British accents. I loved the movie. The only flaw I saw was in the death scene. It wasn't believable. The man didn't seem to be experiencing the kind of pain and blood loss weakness an injury like that would've caused. But believe me, it's a minor flaw. It's a beautiful movie.


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