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City Rats (2009)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 24 April 2009 (UK)
Eight lost souls search for solutions to problems ranging from finding a better suicide method, to defeating creative block, to losing their virginity.

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Steve Kelly (as Steve M. Kelly)

Writer:

Simon Fantauzzo
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tamer Hassan ... Jim
Ray Panthaki ... Dean
Susan Lynch ... Gina
Danny Dyer ... Pete
Kenny Doughty ... Olly
James Lance ... Chris
MyAnna Buring ... Sammy (as Myanna Buring)
Natasha Williams Natasha Williams ... Carol
Richard Mylan Richard Mylan ... Ash
Jake Canuso ... Marco Harper
Vyelle Croom Vyelle Croom ... Daryl
Philip Herbert Philip Herbert ... Cowboy John
Keir Mills ... Kyle (as Kier Mills)
Ian Webster Ian Webster ... Colin (as Ian Hughes)
Robin Goodchild Robin Goodchild ... Keith
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Eight haunted people meet and fall apart - looking for redemption in each other. Jim is throwing watermelons off his office roof. He's testing the effect for a possible suicide. But then there is Sue on an adjacent roof about to jump herself. They meet, delay their departure and set off searching for other ways out than down. Sue's ex-boyfriend, Dean, is struggling with his creativity. His paintings are getting panned and his poetry ripped apart. He needs a muse - and who better than Gina, the experimental prostitute with dodgy legs who lives next door. However, Dean soon finds out that Gina never does anything for free. After a short fling with Dean, Olly is lost in a world of sexual confusion when forced to look after his deaf-mute brother Chris for the day. Olly discovers that not only does Chris has gay feelings too, but is more comfortable with them than he is. They embark on a searing quest through Soho's gay community to help Chris loose his virginity. But no-one has more to ... Written by Anonymous

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One city. One day. Eight lives will collide. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Городские крысы See more »

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Opening Weekend:

$932 (United Kingdom), 26 April 2009, Limited Release
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Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Connections

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My Baby Only Cares For Me
Written by Julia Johnson and Mark Maclaine
Performed by Second Person
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Shitty Rats.
19 August 2016 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Danny Dyer. On the cover. Holding a gun. Must be another cockney gangster film methinks, but I couldn't be more wrong. What we have here is a dull and depressing drama in which several scuzzy Londoners cross paths during their everyday lives. No hard geezers carrying sawn-offs. No bent rozzers taking a bung. No suited and booted chancers ducking and diving. Just a whole lot of suicide, sex, murder and drugs, with a masturbating artist, a crippled hooker, a drunken ex-con, a mother looking for her dead son, a self destructive man and woman, and a gay autistic deaf bloke looking to get laid with a little help from his brother. While all of this sounds like the recipe for a sleazy slice of fun, the drama is played out in a very measured (ie., boring) manner, and frequently enters pretentious art-house territory, meaning that most Dyer fans will think it's a load of old pony. I did.


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