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The Crew (2008)

As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival.

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Adrian Vitoria

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Ian Brady (screenplay), Kevin Sampson (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Graham ... Franner
Scot Williams ... Ged Brennan
Rory McCann ... Moby
Kenny Doughty ... Ratter
Rosie Fellner ... Pamela Thompson
Philip Olivier Philip Olivier ... Paul the Hom
Tim Dantay Tim Dantay ... Steady George
Neil Bell Neil Bell ... Jimmy the Truck
Raza Jaffrey ... Keith Thompson
Mem Ferda ... Dusan
Francis Magee ... Dermot
John Gillon John Gillon ... Ritchie
Alison Cain Alison Cain ... Marie
Ryan Orr Ryan Orr ... Steven
Rachel Haslam Rachel Haslam ... Sticky Sue
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As a major heist approaches and with betrayal all around him, a respected crime boss has to summon all his street nous and killer instinct as he fights for survival.

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Rated R for brutal bloody violence, strong and aberrant sexual content, nudity, pervasive language and drug use | See all certifications »

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UK

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English

Release Date:

14 August 2009 (Australia) See more »

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Ekipa See more »

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$3,600,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Rory McCann and Francis Magee have both starred in Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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Town Called Malice
Written by Paul Weller
Performed by The Jam
Published by Universal Music Publishing MGB LTD
Courtesy of Polydor UK
Under licence from Universal Music Operations
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nihilistic and brilliant
17 January 2009 | by sonicred007See all my reviews

The Crew goes where many British gangster flicks tends to skirt around. It's an adaptation of Kevin Sampson's novel Outlaws (he wrote the screenplay too), and really shows off an attention to detail that paints a graphic and nihilistic picture of gangster life. It plays on moral bankruptcy rather than trying to spin out pithy one liners and any pretence of cool.

Nothing good happens to anyone; violence and lust doesn't make people happy, poetic justice slips through when you least expect and some neat twists give it a decent narrative that is a lot smarter than the usual brit gangster flic.

Bodes well for Awaydays!


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