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Shifty (2008)

Unrated | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | 24 April 2009 (UK)
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Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Eran Creevy

Writer:

Eran Creevy
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Riz Ahmed ... Shifty
Daniel Mays ... Chris
Jason Flemyng ... Glen
Nitin Ganatra ... Rez
Jay Simpson ... Trevor
Dannielle Brent Dannielle Brent ... Jasmine
Francesca Annis ... Valerie
Kate Groombridge ... Loretta
Jason Maza ... Malik
Jordan Long ... Lenny
Rory Jennings Rory Jennings ... Otis
Courtney Day Courtney Day ... Otis' Girlfriend
Gracie Fitch Gracie Fitch ... Katie Palmer
Nathaniel Gleed Nathaniel Gleed ... Freddie Palmer
Eddie Webber Eddie Webber ... Bob Moran
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Shifty, a young crack cocaine dealer in London, sees his life quickly spiral out of control when his best friend returns home. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs, and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up for a big fall. As his long time friend Chris confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he's hurtling towards.

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24 hours to deal yourself out

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »

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When Trevor is discussing the holiday hire car with his wife, the boom microphone is clearly visible in the reflection of the glass cabinet above her head. See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK release was cut, the distributor chose to remove some aggressive and directed uses of very strong language ('cunt') in order to obtain a 15 classification. An uncut 18 classification was available. See more »

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References 24 Hour Party People (2002) See more »

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A Cracking Good Brit Grit Flick
18 September 2009 | by jfcthejockSee all my reviews

Well its something we Brits are good at, making gritty dramas like Adulthood and even Bulletboy. Here we return to the genre with Shifty, set in a turbulent London gangland but also those it affects who are not a part of it. Violent and shocking, but its this quality that wins it for me unlike most movies that make the young viewers want to be a part of this world this movie shows us the other side of the glamour, the guns and the power. Those we love can get entangled in it and become at risk or in danger.

To many of us that is the one drawback of this life, again a stellar cast and top notch acting that could shame some of the more poor gritty films of this calibre out there. A star film pure and simple, a great addition to British cinema.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (UK) See more »

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Budget:

GBP244,579 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$245,426
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| (European Film Market)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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