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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

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
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Storyline

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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Not Rated
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

2003 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

$18,000 (estimated)
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(original)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The red Ford Escort used for the crash scene towards the end of the film was bought, used and then scrapped, all within three days. The actual crash was done at around 25mph by a friend of the director's who had previously been involved in three car crashes, and formerly owned the Escort. See more »

Goofs

In the wide frontal tracking shot of the thugs chasing Will and Ricky, all of them are in motion. However, when Will turns to shoot them they have both instantly stopped running. See more »

Connections

References Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) See more »

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Surprisingly enjoyable taste at east end guns, gangs & grime!
15 December 2003 | by charlottenangSee all my reviews

I saw this film after I heard about it from a friend who is into all things gangsta... I look at the cover art and thought <cheesy> but now I realise how wrong I am. With good looking lead guys, serious dialogue with a hint of humor - I was surprise by these efforts of low budget movie-making. Action bits were pretty good but I only wish there was more butt-kicking by the gals! A good movie, I would like to know/see more about these Troubled Children Films makers...


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