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44 Inch Chest (2009)

R | | Crime, Drama | 15 January 2010 (UK)
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A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.

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Malcolm Venville
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ray Winstone ... Colin Diamond
Ian McShane ... Meredith
John Hurt ... Old Man Peanut
Tom Wilkinson ... Archie
Stephen Dillane ... Mal
Joanne Whalley ... Liz Diamond
Melvil Poupaud ... Loverboy
Steven Berkoff ... Tippi Gordon
Edna Doré Edna Doré ... Archie's Mum
Andy de la Tour ... Biggy Walpole
Derek Lea ... Bumface
Ramon Christian Ramon Christian ... Boy on Sofa
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Storyline

Colin (Ray Winstone) is in agony, shattered by his wife's infidelity. However, he has friends who do more than stand by. They kidnap the wife's French lover and hold him prisoner so that Colin can restore his manhood with revenge. A kangaroo court takes place, and as the situation escalates, loverboy's life hangs in the balance as Colin wrestles with revenge, remorse, grief, and self pity, all the while egged on by his motley crew of friends who just want him to get on with it so they can get down to the pub.

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Taglines:

The Measure of Revenge

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive strong language including sexual references, and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

44 дюймa See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,185, 17 January 2010

Gross USA:

$39,033

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$294,245
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1.85 : 1
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The word "cu-nt" is used forty-eight times. See more »

Quotes

Old Man Peanut: Poof?
Mal: He's thinking of Farrady. He's been dead for years.
Meredith: Farraday. He was alright. He was a gentle giant.
Mal: He was only 5'4''
Meredith: I fucked him back in the 80's. I'm telling you, he was a gentle giant.
Mal: Did you? I didn't know that.
Old Man Peanut: We do now.
Meredith: He was a very shy man. I liked him.
Old Man Peanut: No, it's not that cunt I'm thinking of. It was that other cunt. Cunt with the ears. Pen and inked something terrible.
Mal: That's Dougie Clark. The Human Stinkbomb.
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Connections

Featured in Angela and Friends: Episode #1.39 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Chills and Fever
Written by Bill Ness and Bobby Rackep
Performed by Tom Jones
Published by Hermes Music Company/Carlin Music Corp
Licensed courtesy of The Decca Music Group
Under license from Universal Music Operations
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waste of time
11 June 2010 | by pepekwaSee all my reviews

I really didn't think I would be writing a poor review about a movie with Winstone, Hurt, McShane, Wilkinson and the still beautiful Joanne Whalley as central characters.

However, this was just a waste of their talents and a boring film to boot. Its a talkfest so if you don't fancy the idea of almost all of the film consisting of dialogue in one room, this ain't for you. I liked the Before Sunrise and Before sunset movies with Ethan Hawke, these were talkfests too but they had a point and the characters were clearly defined.

In this movie, you don't really know enough about anyone to really care, you don't know if Ray Winstone really is a bad husband and how well his gangster mates know him and why they know him which is important in the whole witch hunt that takes place.

The writers for this wrote the excellent sexy beast and it looks like they didn't have anything left creatively here. Does every UK movie have to have a gangster undercurrent, its so overdone and this didn't help here, neither did the excessive swearing, I'm no prude, but it just wasn't warranted, if that was meant to portray Winstone;s mates as real hard cases, it didn't work.

And the ending was the biggest disappointment of all, I ended up looking around in astonishment, asking "is that it then"? It made all of what we had seen in the previous 85 minutes redundant.


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