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High Heels and Low Lifes (2001)

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A nurse eavesdrops with a friend on a cell phone conversation that describes a bank heist. She and the friend then conspire to blackmail the robbers for $2 million.

Director:

Mel Smith

Writers:

Kim Fuller (story), Georgia Pritchett (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Minnie Driver ... Shannon
Mary McCormack ... Frances
Kevin McNally ... Mason
Mark Williams ... Tremaine
Danny Dyer ... Danny
Michael Gambon ... Kerrigan
Darren Boyd ... Ray
Simon Scardifield Simon Scardifield ... Tony
Len Collin Len Collin ... Barry
Jane Partridge Jane Partridge ... Receptionist
Jason Griffiths ... Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma Ranjit Krishnamma ... Doctor
Mark Meadows Mark Meadows ... Romantic actor
Ben Walden ... Bloodied actor
Michael Attwell ... Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)
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Storyline

Two best girlfriends living in London suddenly find themselves battling wits with seasoned criminals when they decide to blackmail the culprits of a bank heist in their neighborhood rather than reporting the crime to the police. Refusing to be played by this new competition and give up the demanded $2 million, the leaders of the gang of robbers (Kevin McNally and Michael Gambon) decide to start playing dirty tricks, threaten violence and counterfeit money in an effort to throw the two women (played by Minnie Driver and Mary McCormack) off course. When the blackmail and counter attacks hurt an innocent bystander, the kooky best friends must use their friendship to empower each other to lure the hardened criminals into a risky trap. Written by Anna <dimenxia@yahoo.com>

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A life of crime has never looked so attractive See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Verbrechen verführt See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£454,989 (United Kingdom), 22 July 2001, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$113,512, 28 October 2001, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$226,792, 11 November 2001
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mel Smith: Pushing past Mason at the train station whilst he is trying to explain to the ticket collector why he has not got a ticket. See more »

Goofs

On the train ride from London to Brighton there is an announcement "Next stop Haywards Heath" just before the train stops and the characters get of the train. The actors actually get off at Preston Park station (blurred sign visible). See more »

Quotes

Frances: What are you doing? You're supposed to be the good cop.
Shannon: Well I'd like to be the bad cop.
Frances: There can't be two bad cops, it doesn't work.
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Crazy Credits

The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »

Connections

References Mission: Impossible (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

We Come One
Written by Roland 'Rollo' Armstrong (as Rollo Armstrong), Sister Bliss and Maxi Jazz
Performed by Faithless
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Quite nice if nothing special
4 January 2007 | by spam-1534See all my reviews

The first time I watched High Heels and Low Lifes it was on TV late, somewhat around 1 or 2 in the morning during the week. Having never heard of it before and not expecting anything, I kept watching it and ended up surprised. Sure, the story is a bit thin and there are no well known actors in it, but this movie simply works. In it's best moments, the chemistry between the two leading actresses works really well and is enjoyable to watch, plus the rest of the cast (especially the police) adds charm as well. It's just the right film to watch when it rains outside and you don't want any thrilling rides or deep plots but want smile or even laugh sometimes and just have a good time.


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