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Determined to kill his wife's lover, a middle-class accountant attempts to purchase a .38 from an inner-city crackhead, unaware the gun actually belongs to a psychotic drug lord who'd kill to get his weapon back.

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Gary Love

Writer:

Dominic Leyton
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Mackintosh ... Tom
Ashley Walters ... D
Andy Serkis ... Hoodwink
Adam Deacon ... Ray
Teddy Nygh Teddy Nygh ... Gary (as Ted Nygh)
Tolga Safer ... Sef
Ade ... Paul
Tracy Whitwell ... Tanya
Stephen Gressieux Stephen Gressieux ... Café Owner
Sharnie Hobbs Sharnie Hobbs ... Michela
Steven Robertson ... Chris the Pinhead
Sharon D. Clarke ... Crystal
Nicole Kent Nicole Kent ... Sef's Sister
Nathan Kent Nathan Kent ... Sef's Brother
Flor Kent Flor Kent ... Sef's Mum
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Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price. As D stole the gun from his macho dealer Hoodwink, the bully is on the warpath to get it back by beating up all his pushers in turn and order them to get it, anyhow. Tom's attempts to reason with Hoodwink or buy off his wrath only get him seriously abused. He and D gradually get to know what makes the other tick and digress for reasonable life. Written by KGF Vissers

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Rated R for pervasive language, brutal violence, drug content and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Not very good really is it.
13 September 2007 | by opiumwillowSee all my reviews

Filmed on a relative microbudget, I was surprised this film was chosen by Slingshot as their first project, as the script really doesn't hold water and some clumsy dialogue really grates on the nerves.

As far as British films go I suppose it could have been a lot worse, and while I really didn't enjoy it the performances pull it through, right before it gets plain silly. In terms of the negative feedback that it's racked up here, most I agree with, however complaining that this film is awful because it's "like watching a play" is one of the most idiotic comments I've ever read, you're really telling us more about yourself then the film! It was based on a play which is usually no bad thing (have a look at The Big Kahuna for a good example of a one-set movie)


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 August 2007 (UK) See more »

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London, England, UK See more »

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Budget:

GBP650,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,789
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