Failed parole officer Simon Garden (Coogan) is framed for a murder committed by one of Manchester's leading police officers. The only evidence proving his innocence is a CCTV video tape locked inside a bank vault. With the help of four inept ex-criminals and token love interest Emma (Lena Headey), Garden must break into the bank and steal the CCTV footage in order to clear his name.Written by
As a gag, Steve Coogan featured three review quotes on the back of the UK version of the DVD, the first review reads: "Unarguably the greatest film ever made" which was quoted by Alan Partridge, a fictional character created by Coogan. Another review says "A Bag of Sh*te" quoted by Paul Calf, (another fictional creation of Coogan's), while the third review is a standard quote from a Hot Dog magazine review which reads: "Coogan is the new Peter Sellers". See more »
During the roof scenes crossing over to the bank, the ventilation tower of the Mersey Tunnel is clearly visible. It is a Liverpool landmark. See more »
[mis-reading the message painted on the back of the getaway van]
It's get Kirsty in?
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During the first part of the credits there is footage showing the cast dancing to "Heroes" by David Bowie See more »
Performed by Supertramp
Written by Roger Hodgson and Rick Davies
Used by kind permission of Rondor Music (London) Ltd /
Universal Music Publishing Ltd
Courtesy of A&M Records/Polydor UK Ltd
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A great English film, Hilarious! Steve Coogan is not the favourite actor amoungst Uk films but in this case he pulled off a stunning performance, I also enjoyed the series "The Office". But the film was better! This is an extreme example of a hilarious English film. Thick characters, a stupid cowardly hero type of main character, and the big evil guy drinking beer in the background! I love it! Coogan is recognised by me for his silly way to say "Ryyyyyaight".
If you havent already and even if you already have run to the video store now! His passionate way to flirt is pathetic, I loved the way he acted around Women I always laughed my head off. Although on the front cover it says the best British film since The full Monty I know it dont mean this but; The full monty was at least 5x's as good as this so that means That Parole officer was brilliant still but full monty better!
Ive seen Steve Coogan as a sort proper actor now where as the parts he used to play werent acting it was just telling jokes which still caught the public eye but hes a favourite of mine now. John Duigan did a great job, I dont know what expectations he had in mind but for me it worked brilliantly, a real spectacular film, EXCELLENT!!!
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