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The Grind (2012)

British crime drama in which the diverging fortunes of a pair of friends threaten to destroy them both. After a long, hard struggle Vince (Freddie Connor) is finally going places. Set for ... See full summary »

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Rishi Opel

Writer:

Rishi Opel
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foreman ... Dave
Danny John-Jules ... Phil
Zoë Tapper ... Nancy
Gordon Alexander ... Bobby
Kellie Shirley ... Jo
Freddie Connor ... Vince
Duncan Watkinson Duncan Watkinson ... Tony (as Duncan Clyde)
Joan Hodges ... Jean (Bobby's Mum)
Jay Brown ... Simon
Barber Ali ... Big Guy
Sheraiah Larcher Sheraiah Larcher ... Bassy
Joseph Morgan ... Paul
Dynamo Dynamo ... The Dealer
Maria Papas ... Mirrell
Melody Woodhead Melody Woodhead ... Mirrell's Friend
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British crime drama in which the diverging fortunes of a pair of friends threaten to destroy them both. After a long, hard struggle Vince (Freddie Connor) is finally going places. Set for promotion from a nightclub manager to his dream job overseeing a casino and due to be married to Nancy (Zoe Tapper), Vince is looking forward to the future. In contrast, his childhood friend, Bobby (Gordon Alexander), has failed to escape from the desperate world of drugs and gambling and now owes a huge amount of money to a casino. Unhappily for Vince, the casino Bobby owes money to happens to be run by his boss, East End gangster Dave (Jamie Foreman), putting Vince in a very awkward position indeed...

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Taglines:

East End Loan... Dead End Debt

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

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Truly,truly, truly awful!!!!!
5 May 2013 | by EelsdownyourlegSee all my reviews

I had lost sight of how bad a film could be.

I am genuinely lost for words and would not know where to begin describing how appalling this film is. However, I'll give it a shot: It is a plot-less mess, that hopes to somehow redeem itself in the 'arty' (read sh*te) editing.

Suffice to say this film could be used as torture mechanism, water- boarding would seem like a month in the Maldives.

Please spare yourself the need to have to write a review by avoiding at all cost.

'The Grind' really does plumb new depths of badly shot banality. It also re-defines what can be called a 'film'

I like gritty, I love 'Deadman's Shoes' (9.8/10 for me) but for f*ck's sake, don't expect anything remotely watchable or anything with a semblance of cohesion or meaning.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 2012 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP100,000 (estimated)
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Dangerous Productions See more »
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1.85 : 1
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