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London to Brighton (2006)

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Desperate to evade an angry pimp, a London prostitute and a young girl flee by train to Brighton after an appointment with a powerful client goes violently wrong.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lorraine Stanley ... Kelly
Georgia Groome ... Joanne
Johnny Harris ... Derek
Nathan Constance ... Chum
Sam Spruell ... Stuart Allen
Alexander Morton ... Duncan Allen
David Keeling ... Charlie
Jamie Kenna Jamie Kenna ... Tony
Chloe Bale ... Karen
Claudie Blakley ... Tracey (as Claudie Blakely)
Tim Matthews ... Shane
Louise Appel Louise Appel ... Debbie
Cat Meacher Cat Meacher ... Street Prostitute
Nick Ewans Nick Ewans ... Kerb Crawler in Car - Brighton
James Beirman James Beirman ... Kerb Crawler in Car - London
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Storyline

It's 3:07am and two girls burst into a run down London toilet. Joanne is crying her eyes out and her clothing is ripped. Kelly's face is bruised and starting to swell. Duncan Allen lies in his bathroom bleeding to death. Duncan's son, Stuart, has found his father and wants answers. Derek, Kelly's pimp, needs to find Kelly or it will be him who pays. Kelly and Joanne need to get through the next 24 hours alive... Written by Vertigo Films

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Taglines:

Innocence has nowhere to hide

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for disturbing violent and sexual content, and strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The main characters are from Paul Andrew Williams' short film Royalty (2001). Johnny Harris and Lorraine Stanley reprised their roles as Derek and Kelly, respectively, whilst Nathan Constance and Chloe Bale, who are both featured in the short, took new roles for this film. See more »

Goofs

There are two shots of train journeys taken by Kelly and Joanne. One is in an Electrostar class train and the other in a "Networker" Class 365. In both cases the internal shots are of the much older (Class 421?) diesel/slam-door trains. See more »

Connections

Remade as Vidiyum Munn (2013) See more »

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Zid
Performed by Dino Merlin
Written by Dino Merlin
Published by IDM Music / ASCAP
(C) MAGAZA - Sarajevo
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Gritty, scary - and brilliant!
12 December 2006 | by mark-1079See all my reviews

I can't recall the last time a film had such a visceral impact on me. Coming out of the cinema after watching "London to Brighton" I felt my senses reeling and the adrenalin pumping as if I had just stepped off a particularly fiendish theme park ride.

There's a grim nastiness running throughout this story, interwoven with a thin thread of maternal compassion. Life is hard and hopeless for these people. They have few choices open to them. Their environment is sordid and gloomy. Even the seaside resort of Brighton is cold, windy and desolate.

But what lifts the audience out of what might otherwise be a depressing experience is the storyline which builds excitement and fear to the point where my friend felt he had to get up and actually leave the auditorium! Without revealing the plot, I can say that had he stayed, the final scene – which in no way strays from the noir – would have rewarded his perseverance.

The cast turn in convincing performances and Georgia Groome is excellent as the young runaway.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 2006 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Londino - Brighton See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,700, 10 February 2008

Gross USA:

$6,700

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$449,681
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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