A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.
Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Mickey, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Mickey not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog.Written by
Throughout the movie, Turkish makes comments to Tommy about his getting a gun for protection from "Ze Germans". Stephen Graham also played Sgt. Myron 'Mike' Ranney in the series Band of Brothers (2001), although the film was released a year prior to the series. See more »
When Gorgeous George hits Mickey, Mickey has his hair parted in the right, then when Mickey stand up and the rest of the movie his hair is parted in the left. See more »
My name is Turkish. Funny name for an Englishman, I know. My parents to be were on the same plane when it crashed. That's how they met. They named me after the name of the plane. Not many people are named after a plane crash. That's Tommy. He tells people he was named after a gun, but I know he was really named after a famous 19th century ballet dancer.
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In the closing credits, "Gypsy kids" is misspelled "Gyspy kids." See more »
The deleted scene on the R2 DVD where Tony & Avi go to meet Bricktop in his pub is actually an edited down version. The original version continued on about 'White-powdered angel sitting on Bricktop's henchman's shoulders' and other references to Cocaine abuse. Ritchie thought that this was irrelevant to the whole film and cut this out, although Tony does mention the line once, before it cuts away to a shot of Bricktop's henchman. Ritchie then removed the entire scene as he said it was too slow, looked to peachy and wasn't really telling the audience anything about the story. See more »
A film about boxing, diamonds, gangsters pretending to be Jews, a fat getaway driver, a rather vicious dog and man eating pigs. Guy Richie has followed the success of Lock, Stock with an equally stunning and ambitious return just as Tarantino did with Pulp Fiction. The characters are so colourful they jump right off the screen, the dialogue so snappy you want to learn it by heart and the acting simply wonderful. Vinnie Jones reveals he can act and Brad Pitt shows that he is far more than a pretty face and could well win a best supporting actor oscar for his role as Irish Mickey. See this movie!!!!
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