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Dead Man's Shoes (2004)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 1 October 2004 (Ireland)
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A disaffected soldier returns to his hometown to get even with the thugs who brutalized his mentally-challenged brother years ago.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Richard
... Sonny
... Anthony
Stuart Wolfenden ... Herbie
Neil Bell ... Soz
Paul Sadot ... Tuff
Seamus O'Neill ... Big Al (as Seamus O'Neal)
... Marie
... Mark
... Patti
... Gypsy John
Craig Considine ... Craig
Matt Considine ... Matthew
... Elvis
Arthur Meadows ... Mourner
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Richard returns home from military service to a small town in the Midlands. He has one thing on his mind: revenge. Payback for the local bullies who did some very bad things to his brother. At first his campaign employs guerrilla tactics, designed to frighten the men and put them ill at ease. But then he steps up his operation, and one by one these local tough guys are picked off by the terrifying angel of vengeance that Richard has become. Written by Mr_John_Barrymore

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He's in all of us.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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1 October 2004 (Ireland)  »

Also Known As:

Vingança Redentora  »

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£695,393 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,825, 14 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,013, 28 May 2006
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The end credits state the message "In memory of Martin Joseph Considine", this is Paddy Considine's father. Just before Martin died, he kept saying he wanted Paddy to work with Shane Meadows again. See more »

Goofs

Just before the famous confrontation scene between Sonny & Richard outside the garages - when the gangs car reverses upon seeing Richard, it parks up on the Speedbump on the left of the road. When Sonny steps out of the car, the car is now parked on the other speedbump on the other side of the road. When Sonny returns to the car after speaking to Richard, the car has switched back to being parked on the speedbump on the left. See more »

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[first lines]
Richard: [narrating] God will forgive them. He'll forgive them and allow them into Heaven. I can't live with that.
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Before the credits roll, the film is dedicated to the memory of Paddy Considine's father. See more »

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References Taxi Driver (1976) See more »

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Monkey Hair Hide
Written by Nick Hemming
Performed by The Leisure Society
With kind permission of Nick Hemming
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A Powerful And Emotionally-Striking Low-Budget Masterpiece
21 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

One of the most effective and emotionally-striking films to have come out of Britain in the last decade, talented indie auteur Shane Meadows has created another masterpiece with 'Dead Man's Shoes'. A gritty and unsettling tale of revenge set amidst a small Northern England town rife with small-time drug dealers and criminals. 'Dead Man's Shoes' truly shows Paddy Considine's acting talent as the grief-stricken brother who has returned home to settle the score with the guys who brutalised his simple-minded brother and sent him into a life of chaos. This is truly a powerful and emotional tale that I cannot get out of my head, one that lingers in your mind. A film definitely to be watched (if you can handle the depressing tone), Shane Meadows has created an utter masterpiece of British cinema.


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