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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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Shane Meadows
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paddy Considine ... Richard
Gary Stretch ... Sonny
Toby Kebbell ... Anthony
Stuart Wolfenden Stuart Wolfenden ... Herbie
Neil Bell Neil Bell ... Soz
Paul Sadot Paul Sadot ... Tuff
Seamus O'Neill Seamus O'Neill ... Big Al (as Seamus O'Neal)
Jo Hartley ... Marie
Paul Hurstfield ... Mark
Emily Aston ... Patti
George Newton ... Gypsy John
Craig Considine Craig Considine ... Craig
Matt Considine Matt Considine ... Matthew
Andrew Shim ... Elvis
Arthur Meadows Arthur Meadows ... Mourner
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

He's in all of us.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 2004 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

Vingança Redentora See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£695,393 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,825, 14 May 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,013, 28 May 2006
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White (flashback scenes)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Richard wears a Cold War era Russian GP-5 gas mask (without its filter) in some sequences in the film. See more »

Goofs

Before the drug scene when Richard is putting the drugs in the kettle you can clearly see under the gas mask Richard has long(ish) hair. While in every other scene he has very short hair. See more »

Quotes

[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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Crazy Credits

Before the credits roll, the film is dedicated to the memory of Paddy Considine's father. See more »

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References Scarface (1983) 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 Calum RhysSee 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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