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Spivs (2004)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 24 September 2004 (UK)
Three East-End Spivs spend their time wheeling and dealing wherever and whenever they can. After one of their scams goes south, the three con men are left to care for two young illegal immigrants.

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Colin Teague
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Credited cast:
Kate Ashfield ... Jenny
Linda Bassett ... Auntie Vee
Chooye Bay ... Japanese man (as Chooi Beh)
Elizabeth Berrington ... Nigel's secretary
Jennifer Cartwright Jennifer Cartwright ... Bad Ice Skater
Paul Clarke Paul Clarke ... Gangster
Cavan Clerkin ... Bob
Shane Davey ... Ice Skater
Jack Dee ... Nigel
Louis Dempsey ... Uncle Frank
Glenn Durfort Glenn Durfort ... Glenn
Neil Edmond ... Observant Waiter
Stephen Evans Stephen Evans ... Park Attendant
Julia Hargesheimer Julia Hargesheimer ... Teenage Safe House Girl
Tamer Hassan ... Villa
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Spiv n. Brit. Slang. A person who makes a living by underhand dealings or swindling; black marketeer. An aristocrat among confidence men, Jack Pike Ken Stott uses his charm to pull off small, elegant swindles, aided by his right-hand-man Steve Nick Moran and slacker brother-in-law Goat Dominic Monaghan. However, a truck con job with sexy rival Jenny Kate Ashfield unwittingly embroils them in the black market immigrant trade -- with two Albanian children now on their hands. It doesn't take long before the double- and triple-crosses pile up and cons and victims alike are scrambling for safety in an increasingly dangerous game where getting out alive is the only absolute truth.

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Warning: These people can seriously damage your wealth! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Goat: Why is this the night of unbridled pain?
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Spoofs Only Fools and Horses (1981) See more »

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An exciting film treat
25 September 2004 | by mummzy12See all my reviews

I had to search the internet to find a cinema where it was showing(it has not been widely promoted)but I was glad that I did find it.the film brought out a wide range of emotions in me it was in places tender,dramatic,exciting and midway through the film there is a shock I certainly didn't see coming.The acting was top class. Dominic Monaghan was totally believable as a cockney dope head and even brought a little comic relief to a film dealing with some very serious issues:ken stott gave a great performance too,the parts of the two children caught up in the drama are convincingly played and I found nothing at all to complain about in Spivs:it is well worth watching and I look forward to seeing it again


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | Albanian

Release Date:

24 September 2004 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi kombinadoroi See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Production Co:

Carnaby International See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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