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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
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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

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

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

44 дюймa See more »

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1.85 : 1
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The word "fu-ck" is used one hundred sixty-two 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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References Samson and Delilah (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Without You
Written by Pete Ham and Tom Evans
Performed by Harry Nilsson
Published by Apple Publishing Ltd / WB Music Corp
Licensed courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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The worst British film I have even seen.
17 January 2010 | by kevin-637-98147See all my reviews

This is without doubt the worst British film I have even seen by a long country mile. I felt cheated afterwards and for the first time in my life in a movie theatre I felt like asking for my money back on the way out. The script is incredibly naive and downright boring. It smells like a script written by a first year student on the night following his/her first viewing of Reservoir Dogs where he/she has a brain wave to do a British version. I stayed to the end because I thought the film might develop as it had a sterling cast. There is nothing, I repeat nothing nothing nothing original about this film. For future I will ensure I read all reviews before I go to any films written or directed by the names attached to this film. Save your money and go across the hall to the other theatre in the plex.


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