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New Town Killers (2008)

Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 12 June 2009 (UK)
Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their ... See full summary »

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Richard Jobson

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Richard Jobson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Anthony Pearson ... Sean MacDonald
Dougray Scott ... Alistair Raskolnikov
Alastair Mackenzie ... Jamie Stewart (as Alastair MacKenzie)
Charles Mnene ... Sam
Liz White ... Alice MacDonald
John Gray John Gray ... Homeless Man
Rebecca Palmer ... Woman Loan Shark
Shelley Conn ... Julie Stewart
Neil McNulty Neil McNulty ... Turbonegro Fan
Ruaraidh Murray ... Gang Leader
Sheila Donald Sheila Donald ... Old Woman
Jamie Michie ... Police Officer 1
Jenny Foulds Jenny Foulds ... Police Officer 2
Leon Butler ... News Footage Police Officer
Edie Jobson Edie Jobson ... TV Presenter
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Two private bankers, Alistair and Jamie, who have the world at their feet get their kicks from playing a 12 hour game of hunt, hide and seek with people from the margins of society. Their next target is Sean Macdonald a parentless teenager who lives with his sister on a housing estate on the outskirts of Edinburgh. She's in debt, he's going nowhere fast. Sean agrees to play for cash. He soon realises he's walked into twelve hours of hell where survival is the name of the game. Written by Independent

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One night. Two killers. Twelve grand. Play the game.


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Karen Gillan has a small part in the film as the young woman at the bus station. See more »

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New Town Killers
by Isa & The Filthy Tongues
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Interesting but not brilliant
15 June 2009 | by SueBrideheadSee all my reviews

This film has definitely made it its aim to philosophise about the value of life and money in our modern society while showing as many chasing scenes as possible.

I saw it 2 days ago and I'm still not sure whether it succeeded in either. Reflecting on it I realised that it actually developed the main question of what people will do for money in almost all the main characters but without any real revelations or novel answers.

References to Crime and Punishment seem to be a bit too much of a claim to real depth.

Overall I'd say, go and see it if you like Edinburgh or if you want to kill some time. As long as you don't expect a masterpiece you might enjoy it.


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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi dolofonoi tou New Town See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,350
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2.35 : 1
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