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Give and Take, and Take (2003)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 2003 (USA)
Two London geezers rip off a stash of H and get more than they bargained for!


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Bird Tom Bird ... Will Kane
John Enthoven John Enthoven ... Ricky Hammond
Johanna Graham Johanna Graham ... Lucy LaDucer
James Arden ... William Drake Crane, III
Frank Scantori Frank Scantori ... Randy Martina; older hood
Carol Styles Carol Styles ... Vivien Bainbridge
Sylvano Clarke Sylvano Clarke ... Roger Tatum
Sean O'Farrell Sean O'Farrell ... Esai Calderone
Bronson Green Bronson Green ... Jasdeep Mann
Mark Hyer Mark Hyer ... Tony Richards
James Payton ... Niall Tamms
David Rosser David Rosser ... Victor Kane
Gary Reynolds Gary Reynolds ... Morgan Hammond
Edward Olive ... Joey 'Shoes'; the lackey
Nathan Human Nathan Human ... Michael Rush; cop #1


In present day East London, Will Kane is a med. school drop out, and existential loner whose hate of the system has led him to drifting into low and high line crime capers, with best bud Ricky Hammond in tow. With action in short supply, they agree to take a mule job from reliable French connection Pierre, who is doing small drug jobs for two East-End gangsters, who also happen to be local rivals: Tudor Barro and Willie C.. When Pierre dies, due to overeating for a mule job he was about to perform (67 packets of condoms filled with heroin), Will and Ricky recover the drugs through grizzly means which involve a knife, and some crude medical know-how. With London big-wig Willie C., also an old friend of Will's, suspecting that they killed Pierre in order to pilfer the drugs, all hell breaks loose. With tragedy, soul searching, old loves reacquainted, and a hail of bullets, this is an asphalt jungle cataclysm that few will forget! Written by Jaspreet Singh Grewal

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Release Date:

2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$18,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Not only did Mark Hyer (Tony Richards) not possess a driving license at the time of production, but he had never even had a lesson. Thus all the driving scenes involving the gangsters' blue Ford Orion are done by the car's owner, Herjeet Jagdeo. See more »


The cameraman's shadow can be seen moving with the action when Willie C's gunsel grabs Will Kane off of the streets, and throws him into the blue Ford Orion. See more »


References Reservoir Dogs (1992) See more »

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An early effort lacking any originality
13 February 2004 | by bemusingnameSee all my reviews

We've been here so many times before. A couple of tasty cock-er-knee lovable rogues, a mix-up / rip off with drugs and a nasty east end big man. To be honest it could be 1998 and the release of Guy Richies ode to all things east end.

This film is like frankensteins monster, with its component parts ripped intact from older works and then sewed together to make a whole. The problem is that someone forgot that strike it with a lightning bolt and it's just a corpse decomposing on the table.

Yes it's an early effort and yes the budget is low. These are things that can and should be forgiven, the acting is acceptable in places from the unknown cast and it's done with a sense of humour. The problem is the script which is so clogged with cliche and rip off that nothing else is given a chance. Ultimately the troubled children film makers are going to have to grow up and stop playing with other childrens toys.

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