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The Riddle (2007)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | Video 19 August 2008
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A journalist investigates a series of murders that follows the discovery of an unpublished novel by Charles Dickens in the cellar of an old Thames-side-pub.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 »

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Brendan Foley

Writer:

Brendan Foley
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Asante 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an enigmatic tramp, and a police press officer team up to solve a series of murders that follow the discovery of an unpublished manuscript by Charles Dickens in a present day Thames-side pub.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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Goofs

Same serial code "62655" on white Five Pound notes being counted between time index 1:31:54 & 1:31:59 ... where the policeman is counting out money on public house table. See more »

Connections

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

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Candle and Firelight
Composed & Performed by Tim Garland
Courtesy of Audio Network plc
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The original high IMDb rating is very misleading.....
19 September 2007 | by philipdunne-1See all my reviews

I could not believe the original rating I found when i looked up this film, 9.5? Unfortunately it looks like I am not alone.

The film, is slow and boring really, one of the sad things is that if the film had been given a realistic rating of around 5 or 6 then the expectation would not have been so high.

Unfortunately, this was not the case, so when watching the film, and seeing the poor story and acting, I am left giving it a 3/10 score.

Vinnie Jones is superb in Lock stock, and also Snatch, and he plays a great hard man, however, he should stick to this role. Its a bit like when Stallone and Schwarzenegger have done comedy films, they just don't work.

Neither can he play lead actor, he plays better as supporting or otherwise. When he plays lead, his acting talents are too 'in view' and shown up as not really very good. Mean Machine is another good example of this.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 August 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$37,948
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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