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Mr. Nice (2010)

The life story of Howard Marks, an elite British drug smuggler.

Director:

Bernard Rose

Writers:

Bernard Rose (screenplay), Howard Marks (based on the book by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rhys Ifans ... Howard Marks
Chloë Sevigny ... Judy Marks
David Thewlis ... Jim McCann
Luis Tosar ... Craig Lovato
Crispin Glover ... Ernie Combs
Omid Djalili ... Saleem Malik
Christian McKay ... Hamilton McMillan
Elsa Pataky ... Ilze Kadegis
Jack Huston ... Graham Plinston
Jamie Harris ... Patrick Lane
Sara Sugarman Sara Sugarman ... Edna Marks
William Thomas ... Dennis Marks
Andrew Tiernan ... Alan Marcuson
Kinsey Packard Kinsey Packard ... Patti Hayes
Ania Sowinski ... Maureen
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Storyline

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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Country:

UK | Spain

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

3 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£134,846 (United Kingdom), 15 October 2010, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rhys Ifans became firm friends with Howard Marks several years before the film was made, and extracted a promise that he would star if a movie of the dealer's life was ever produced. See more »

Goofs

When Howard Marks crashes his car in Ireland, it's obvious that the car went further than the film makers expected as the camera jerks untidily to the right to keep it in shot. See more »

Quotes

[Voice over]
Howard Marks: Every time I crossed the border, I'd get a religious flash and an asexual orgasm.
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Crazy Credits

The credits appear over a super slow motion shot of Howard Marks (Rhys Ifans) lighting and taking a toke from a joint. See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Bogart Me
by Fraternity of Man
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Enjoyable Romp
30 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

Nothing really serious, this just tries to entertain you. And it does achieve it most of the time. The acting is really good. Though I'm not sure if this is really based on anything that really happened (and if so, how accurate it did handle it).

The humor is not to everyones taste and there is a weird mixture with drama and adult themes going on. The UK rating still seemed a bit too high for my taste (no pun intended). It must have been the themes it did touch I guess. The story has bumps here and there, that do not allow you to be completely on top of it. Still despite those flaws, there is much fun to be had, with the rest of it.


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