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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 »

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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

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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

24 hours to deal yourself out

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Unrated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (UK) See more »

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Box Office

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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Goofs

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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Despite the over familiar subject matter - a good little film
20 February 2011 | by colinmetcalfeSee all my reviews

Yes, a good film, and for one made for a £100 grand a hell of an achievement. The performances were good to excellent (the Trevor character in particular was particularly convincing). I like the fact the film makers had not resorted to simplistic visuals to get the message across. For example the estate where they lived looked pretty nice and yet even with the sunshine you still felt this story was right there.

My only reservations are I didn't consider the banter was as convincing as everybody seems to think it was. But mainly it was the subject matter. Guns, gangsters, drugs, family conflict here we go again. Apparently, the original script focused on the dealer and his customers and that would have suited me more.

But if you get the chance to see it - well worth a look.


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