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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.

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Cast

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Shannon
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Frances
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Mason
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Tremaine
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Danny
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Kerrigan
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Ray
Simon Scardifield ...
Tony
Len Collin ...
Barry
Jane Partridge ...
Receptionist
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Paramedic
Ranjit Krishnamma ...
Doctor
Mark Meadows ...
Romantic actor
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Bloodied actor
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Duty Sergeant (as Mike Attwell)
Danny Babington ...
Suspect
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Director
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McGill
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Rogers
Paul Brown ...
Barman
James Cameron ...
Reporter
James Garbutt ...
Mr. Winters
Eve Slickie ...
Female patient
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Car driver
Barry Ewart ...
Busybody
Ben Lemel ...
Paramedic
Sophie Millett ...
Paramedic (as Sophie Millet)
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Uniformed officer
Ben Farrow ...
Julian
Junior Simpson ...
Mickey
Darren Tighe ...
Clubber
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Young guy (as Kier Charles)
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Officer
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Farmer
James Taylor ...
Ticket collector
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Delivery man
Amy Mathieson ...
Angry Teenager
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Spencer Burrows ...
Harry
Paul Clarke ...
Football Hooligan
Colin Howdle ...
Young Man
P.l Hobden ...
Man At Tarin Station (uncredited)
Ruel Rowe ...
Football Hooligan (uncredited)
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Man at train station (uncredited)
Carl Timms ...
Nightclubber (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mel Smith

Written by

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Kim Fuller ... (story) &
Georgia Pritchett ... (story)
 
Kim Fuller ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Nicky Kentish Barnes ... co-producer
Uri Fruchtmann ... producer
Kim Fuller ... associate producer
Barnaby Thompson ... producer

Music by

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Charlie Mole
Stuart Roslyn

Cinematography by

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Steven Chivers

Film Editing by

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Chris Blunden

Editorial Department

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Nicola Armstrong ... post-production coordinator
Jens Baylis ... assistant editor
Heidi Freeman ... first assistant editor
Matthew Tucker ... assistant editor
Craig Tuohy ... post-production coordinator
Natasha Wilkinson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Deborah Aquila
Kate Rhodes James

Production Design by

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Michael Pickwoad

Art Direction by

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Roger Bowles ... (as Roger A. Bowles)

Costume Design by

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Jany Temime

Makeup Department

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Paul Gooch ... hair designer / makeup designer
Sarah Johnson ... makeup artist
Jane Lumb ... makeup artist (as Jane Oakley)

Production Management

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Alistair Hopkins ... post-production supervisor
Miguel Ángel Poveda ... post-production supervisor
Waldo Roeg ... production manager: second unit
Shellie Smith ... production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jonny Benson ... assistant director: second unit
Fiona Gosden ... assistant director: second unit
John Greaves ... second unit director
Emma Griffiths ... second assistant director
Richard Hewitt ... first assistant director
Matthew Penry-Davey ... first assistant director: second unit
Toby Sherborne ... assistant director
Claire Thompson ... assistant director

Art Department

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David Abbott ... carpenter
Paul Beeson ... stand-by carpenter
Nick Blanche ... stand-by art director
Chris Browning ... stand-by props
Darren Caen ... supervising carpenter
David Creed ... construction manager
Dan Dray ... assistant art director
Daniel Dray ... stand-by art director
Barry Du Pille ... property master
Rodger 'Dodge' Edwards ... stand-by props
James Fennessy ... stand-by painter
David Fyson ... production buyer
John Galpin ... storeman
Giovanni Giacotto ... supervising carpenter
Douglas Glen ... dressing props
Robert Gould ... dressing props
John Greaves ... storyboard artist
Kevin Hedges ... carpenter
Roy Linnett ... stand-by props
Catriona McKail ... assistant art director
Paul Mowatt ... stand-by props: second unit
David Packard ... scenic artist
Cornelius 'Ted' Restall ... painter (as Cornelius Edward Restall)
Paul Robertson ... scenic carpenter
Lea Smith ... carpenter
Kevin Swabey ... scenic carpenter
Sophie Tyler ... assistant prop buyer

Sound Department

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Tony Cook ... boom operator
Michael Crouch ... foley editor (as Mike Crouch)
Adam Daniel ... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Graham Daniel ... re-recording mixer
Peter Eusebe ... second boom operator
Dylan A. Flores ... adr mixer (as Diana Flores)
Susan French ... assistant sound editor (as Sue French)
Diane Greaves ... foley artist
John Hayes ... second sound mixer
Mark Heslop ... sound effects editor
Max Hoskins ... supervising sound editor
Ray Merrin ... re-recording mixer
Colin Nicolson ... sound mixer
Lyle Scott-Darling ... sound recordist
Jack Stew ... foley artist
Nick Watson ... sound consultant: Dolby
Colin Cooper ... adr recordist (uncredited) / foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jonathan Bullock ... special effects technician
Ricky Farns ... special effects supervisor
Garth Inns ... pyrotechnician
Jeremy Lovett ... special effects senior technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Dan Duran ... digital artist (as Daniel Walton)
Douglas Larmour ... digital compositor
Paul O'Shea ... visual effects artist
Susi Roper ... visual effects producer
Gregory Salter ... sequence supervisor: titles
Tom Wood ... digital effects supervisor

Stunts

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Dani Biernat ... stunt double: Frances / stunt performer / stunts
Peter Brayham ... stunt coordinator
Sarah Franzl ... stunts
David Garrick ... stunts
Tom Lucy ... stunt coordinator
Daz Parker ... stunt double: Shannon
Dean Forster ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Eugene Adabari ... still photographer
Jeremy Braben ... aerial director of photography
Chris Connatty ... camera trainee
Julian Pugh Cook ... clapper loader
Terry Eden ... generator operator
Raymond Flindall ... stand-by rigger
Merritt Gold ... focus puller: second unit (as Merrit Gold)
Mark Goldeman ... stand-by rigger (as Mark Godleman)
Stuart Graham ... daily cinematographer: additional stunt unit
Tony Hair ... lighting electrician
Demetri Jagger ... video assist operator
Andy Laenen ... electrician
Jason Lobb ... gaffer: second unit
Nathan Matthews ... electrician
Phil Mullally ... additional cinematographer / first assistant camera / focus puller
Zac Nicholson ... focus puller: second unit
Gary Parnham ... additional electrician
Phil Penfold ... best boy electric
Larry S. Prinz ... gaffer (as Larry Prinz)
Jonathan 'Chunky' Richmond ... focus puller: second unit (as Chunky Richmond)
Matt Shaw ... clapper loader: second unit
Andrew Trewartha ... video assist operator: second unit
Karl Watkins ... director of photography: second unit
Peter Wignall ... Steadicam operator / camera operator
Terry Williams ... grip: second unit
Oliver Ward ... camera technician: Wescam camera (uncredited)

Animation Department

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Bill Mather ... animator

Casting Department

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Sam Chandley ... casting assistant
Kelly O'Brien ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Claire Finlay ... wardrobe supervisor
Françoise Fourcade ... assistant costume designer
Helen Ingham ... stand-by wardrobe
Fola Solanke ... stand-by wardrobe

Location Management

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Sarah Lee ... location manager
Jamie Lengyel ... location manager
Rebecca Sutton ... location assistant
Charlie Thompson ... location supervisor

Music Department

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Geoff Alexander ... conductor / orchestrator
James Bellamy ... assistant music editor
Tony Lewis ... music editor
Rupert Lord ... music supervisor
Steve Parr ... music mixer / music recordist

Transportation Department

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Julian Anthony ... driver: minibus
Jim Atkins ... driver: minibus
Chris Billings ... unit driver
Richard Cain ... unit driver
Rick Cunningham ... unit driver (as Rik Cunningham)
Ron Narduzzo ... unit driver
John Paul Palmer ... unit driver
Matthew Strange ... special vehicles
Mick White ... driver: minibus
Glen Carroll ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Colin Anderson ... chef
Jonny Benson ... floor runner
Jake Bogert ... assistant to producer
Daniel Budd ... second assistant accountant
Natalie Cheary ... unit publicist
Natasha Coombs ... script supervisor: second unit
Manuela Cripps ... assistant to director / second unit coordinator
Ian Evans ... aerial helicopter pilot
Lisa Fielding ... Partner: Two Drivers
Pauline Gill ... utility stand-in
Laura Goulding ... script supervisor
Polly Harper ... assistant post-production accountant
Tarn Harper ... post-production accountant
Russell Hayer ... production runner
Charmian Hoare ... voice coach
Neil James ... catering manager
Toby James ... EPK Producer
Sheryl Leonardo ... production accountant
Bernadette Lovett ... production secretary
Steve Lunnon ... script supervisor
Ann Lynch ... production coordinator
Emilie Maison ... press attache france
Richard Morrison ... title designer
Clarissa Newman ... assistant to producer
Caroline Oxley-Mcleod ... unit nurse
Rob Partridge ... armorer (as Robert Partridge)
Greg Pearson ... armorer
Rufus Rawley ... floor runner
Jocelyn Roberts ... production runner
Louise Savage ... utility stand-in
Olive Segré ... title producer
Dee Taylor ... script supervisor
Jane Trower ... first assistant accountant
Dean Wares ... title typography
Mat Whitecross ... floor runner (as Matthew Whitecross)

Thanks

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Daniel Battsek ... thanks
Anna Derby ... thanks: Lavish Locations
Harvey Edgington ... thanks: London Film Commission
John Hardy ... thanks: Hackney Film Office
Jere Hausfater ... thanks
Kristin Jones ... thanks
Dawn Malins ... thanks
Emma Plimmer ... thanks: Hackney Film Office
Jason Reed ... thanks (as Jason T. Reed)

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Crime has never been so attractive See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Rouge à lèvres (& arme à feu) (France)
  • Rouge à lèvres et arme à feu (France)
  • Verbrechen verführt (Germany)
  • Arriba y abajo (Spain)
  • Ограбление по-английски (Russia)
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Runtime
  • 86 min
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Box Office

Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United Kingdom GBP454,989, 22 Jul 2001

Did You Know?

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Trivia (Director Cameo) 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 »
Movie Connections References Mission: Impossible (1966). See more »
Soundtracks Disco Inferno See more »
Crazy Credits The producer would like to thank ... The Residents of Lower Kingswood (All that gunfire) ... See more »
Quotes Shannon: Wait. I just thought of something.
Frances: What?
Shannon: You're a woman.
Frances: ...Yeah.
Shannon: Guys like that won't take orders from women. They just pulled off a multi-million pound bank robbery and some woman rings them up asking for 300,000 pounds? I don't think they're gonna take you seriously.
Frances: It's the 21st century. Women are doing every kind of job. We can do extortion.
Shannon: What are you trying to do? Raise their consciousness or get the money?
Frances: Ideally, both.
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