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Mr. Nice (2010)

Mr. Nice is a movie starring Rhys Ifans, Chloë Sevigny, and David Thewlis. The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Howard Marks
... Judy Marks
... Jim McCann
... Craig Lovato
... Ernie Combs
... Saleem Malik
... Hamilton McMillan
... Ilze Kadegis
... Graham Plinston
... Patrick Lane
Sara Sugarman ... Edna Marks
... Dennis Marks
... Alan Marcuson
Kinsey Packard ... Patti Hayes
... Maureen


Mr Nice is the true life story of Howard Marks who was born into a coal mining family in South Wales in 1940's and then made it to Oxford University to study nuclear physics during the swinging sixties. With the help of fellow students, Marks built a worldwide marijuana smuggling network which became responsible for the majority of the drug smoked in the Western world during the 1970s and 1980s. Marks' adventures led him to have dealings with the CIA, PLO, IRA and the Mafia and he even became an MI6 agent himself for a period. Howard Marks is played by the brilliant Rhys Ivans, who won much acclaim for his portrayal of the folk hero. Written by anon - copyright free.

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bikini | drugs | mi6 | ira | cia | See All (22) »


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Release Date:

3 June 2011 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£134,846 (United Kingdom), 15 October 2010, Limited Release
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In development hell for over a decade. See more »


The car that Rhys Ifans (Mr Nice) uses during the scene where the police pull his vehicle apart clearly uses a number plate font that was not introduced in Britain until 2001. Prior to this letters had more width and the same hight as the current standard. See more »


Howard Marks: A dealer is really just someone who buys more dope than he can smoke. And I have to say, I'm ashamed, I tried to smoke it all. There was just too fuckin' much of it.
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The credits appear over a super slow motion shot of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) lighting and taking a toke from a joint. See more »


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2 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

There are not many movies I have not watched until the end. This is unfortunately one of them. The book is amazing but I am not sure if all the actors have read it. I read it several times because of the wild ride that it is.

How anyone can turn this wild ride into a senior boat trip is beyond me.

Maybe they will make a remake of it in 10 years or so.

Until then I will read the book some more times...

...but, if you don't believe me, go see for yourself. I challenge you to watch it all the way through...

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