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Shooters (2002)

Gilly, fresh out of prison, and J, a hustler with a major drug problem, just can't shake their criminal ways.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Adrian Dunbar ... Max Bell
Andrew Howard ... J
Louis Dempsey ... Gilly
Gerard Butler ... Jackie Junior
Jason Hughes ... Charlie Franklin
Matthew Rhys ... Eddie
Ioan Gruffudd ... Freddy Guns
Jamie Sweeney Jamie Sweeney ... Skip
Melanie Lynskey ... Marie
Emma Fielding ... Detective Inspector Sarah Pryce
David Kennedy ... Sergeant Webb
Joe Swash ... Boy #1 (as Joseph Swash)
Ranjit Krishnamma Ranjit Krishnamma ... Pac
Nitin Ganatra ... Ajay
Walter Roberts Walter Roberts ... Jason
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Gilly, fresh out of prison, and J, a hustler with a major drug problem, just can't shake their criminal ways.

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In the tradition of Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Atiradores See more »

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Color
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Quotes

J: Do I ever disappoint? Fuckin' no. Why? I deliver. Why? I'm your man.
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References True Romance (1993) See more »

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Shooters Redeemed by Actors
25 February 2004 | by spiffyishSee all my reviews

Shooters might have been condemned to be a mediocre movie if not for a few telling items. The atmosphere, scenery, and outstanding actors redeem this film. Shooters isn't a movie to go to, if you're looking for something flashy. Instead Shooters gives a dreary look into the life of two gangsters. The atmosphere is exactly what it should be. It carries you with J (Andrew Howard) and Gilly (Louis Dempsey), forcing you to the building sense of everything losing control. The gritty, true-to-life feel is somewhat lost at the end--leaving a feeling of shock or anti-climax. Still, it is a much better film than many give it credit for.

As previously stated, the actors are superb. Particularly, Andrew Howard as J was a powerful character. Howard is what really propels the story along. Poor Dempsey (Gilly) seems dull and lack-luster compared to Howard's dynamic acting. Also noteworthy would be Gerard Butler (Jackie Jr), Matthew Rhys (Eddie), and Adrian Dunbar (Max Dunbar).

Shooters is worth your time, if you're looking for something that doesn't rely on special effects to keep hold of it's audience's attention. Andrew Howard is definitely an actor to keep an eye on.


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