Tom is an ex-boxer at a run down nightclub in this modern Western. His boss, a battle hardened veteran recognizes his fighting abilities and teaches him how to be a "peace keeper" at the ...
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Tom is an ex-boxer at a run down nightclub in this modern Western. His boss, a battle hardened veteran recognizes his fighting abilities and teaches him how to be a "peace keeper" at the club. Trouble rides into town to settle a score, tension escalates and Tom is forced to question his new loyalties.
Wonderful characters bring fairly unoriginal story to life
Dead Man's Card's is a very good vs bad sort of London East End Western. It even has a saloon. The set up of the bar/nightclub, gave me some pause. It seemed too small to need two obviously A-grade bouncers. But I stayed with it and saw that, on certain nights, they somehow fitted in large crowds. By then I was starting to admire all the different characters. This is a very well cast and acted British crime movie, with an authentic script. I liked how the picture became more and more complicated. There was one character, a former mate of one of the bouncers, whom I thought the writers must have added in order to make up a full hand of character types, the problem being his story never really made any sense at all. In fact the premise for the movie fell a little short in my opinion. Like I said, a little bit too Western, but enjoyable if you like British realism and certainly worth a 7.
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