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The Riddle (2007)

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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub. Gradually he becomes obsessed with unraveling a century-old murder in the pages of the manuscript. Only when he has done so, with the help of a mysterious beach-combing tramp who stalks the Thames foreshore, is he able to solve the modern ... See full summary »

Director:

Brendan Foley

Writer:

Brendan Foley
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Asante ... Dwayne
Julie Cox ... Kate Merrill
Vera Day ... Sadie Miller
'Long Bob' Elvin 'Long Bob' Elvin ... Harry the Hat
Elly Fairman ... Veronica Miller (as Ellie Fairman)
Michael Fenton Stevens Michael Fenton Stevens ... Alistair Forsyth M.P.
P.H. Moriarty ... D.I. Willis / Constable Frederick (as P H Moriarty)
Jason Flemyng ... Don Roberts
Shelly Goldstein Shelly Goldstein ... Maud Skenshal
Gareth Hunt ... Roy McBride
Derek Jacobi ... The Tramp / Charles Dickens
Scott James Scott James ... Kev
Ted James Ted James ... Baby Jimmy daCosta
Vinnie Jones ... Mike Sullivan
Allin Kempthorne Allin Kempthorne ... Cedric Skenshal
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Storyline

An ambitious London sports journalist, an enigmatic tramp and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub. Written by Anon

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

UK newspaper the Mail on Sunday bought UK-only DVD rights and distributed the film as the "world's first national newspaper premiere" in September 2007. The paper reported sales up by more than 300,000. See more »

Goofs

When Vinnie Jones Is standing on Derek Jacobi's shoulders to break into the flat, next to the CCTV sign, it is entirely obvious that his weight is not on the shoulders, as his feet seem to be hovering in mid air. See more »

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Referenced in Atop the Fourth Wall: Captain America Comics #1 (2011) See more »

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Composed & Performed by Tim Garland
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Completely Unbearable
31 August 2008 | by mnkyiunzSee all my reviews

As I'm listening to my parents watch this (after I gave up 10 minutes into the film), they have absolutely no idea what is going on. When "Charles Dickens" stared into the camera, I half expected him to turn into a demon (yes, he looked like one). Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

This movie had various reasons I did not finish it: one, it was unbearably slow. I mean, seriously, it was SLOWW. You can only understand 10% of what is said, and the characters were poorly introduced.

If you have an English accent and you like a LOTTT of talking, no action, terrible acting, cheesy laughs, and the same music/sound effects played over and over and over, then this is THE movie for you...

1/10 - completely horrible.

Avoid at all costs.


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