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London Boulevard (2010)

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An ex-con with a reputation tries to go straight by working as a handy man for a reclusive actress but this is unfortunately not the wish of London's underground crime lord.

Director:

William Monahan

Writers:

William Monahan (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Farrell ... Mitchel
Keira Knightley ... Charlotte
David Thewlis ... Jordan
Anna Friel ... Briony
Ben Chaplin ... Billy Norton
Ray Winstone ... Gant
Eddie Marsan ... DI Bailey
Sanjeev Bhaskar ... Dr. Raju
Stephen Graham ... Danny
Ophelia Lovibond ... Penny
Jamie Campbell Bower ... Whiteboy
Velibor Topic ... Storbor
Lee Boardman ... Lee
Alan Williams ... Joe
Jonathan Cullen Jonathan Cullen ... Anthony Trent
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Storyline

Fresh out of prison, Mitchel wants nothing to do with crime but accepts a kip from Billy, a marginal grafter, and accompanies Billy on rent collection trips. He's also old school, wanting revenge on two youths for assaulting a mendicant he's befriended. He's got a strung-out sister to protect, and he's offered a job protecting a famous actress from paparazzi. The plot lines join when Michael finds himself attracted to the actress and Billy's Mob boss, Gant, finds ways to force Michael work for him. He also warns Michael off revenge against the assailants of his friend. What are Michael's options: is there any way to avoid Gant, protect his sister, and find a path to love? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Taglines:

Not every criminal wants to be one.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some nudity and drug use | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Boulevard de Londres See more »

Filming Locations:

Dulwich, London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,431, 13 November 2011

Gross USA:

$16,075

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,644,108
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SDDS | DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The Chinese words on the package are the title of "The Departed", which is written by William Monahan as well. Infernal Affairs (the movie The Departed was based on) was incorrectly called "a Japanese film" during the 79th Academy Awards; Jordan emphasizes "he got it from Hong Kong" here. See more »

Goofs

When the camera angle switches between the two main characters while they are in a moving van, the difference in speed of passing scenery is very noticeable. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jailer: [to Mitchel] You. You're out.
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Connections

Referenced in Estrenos Críticos: Especial Series Americanas (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Sun O Dilruba Dil Ki Yeh Sada
Written by Anu Malik (as Annu Malik) and Anjaan
Performed by Anu Malik (as Annu Malik) and Asha Bhosle
Courtesy of Saregama India
By arrangement with The Royalty Newtork, Inc.
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Expected better
25 November 2010 | by mattquigley1978See all my reviews

I went into this film expecting a cool,tense,exciting Brit thriller. The trailer looked decent and the acting talent on show made me want to give it a go. Overall though it failed to deliver on the promising looking opening credits. It lacked any real tension or suspense, the story felt underdeveloped with too many subplots and a lot of it just fails to convince. Many parts of the film are just not believable enough.

The acting is fairly strong and there are a couple of elegant visual touches;(Farrell in the car for example).In my opinion,the soundtrack is the best thing about the film. Serge Pizzorno from Kasabian had a hand in the music on this one and he has done a good job with a 60's/70's spaghetti western/French art-house vibe if you can imagine such a thing!

Finally its worth noting that I asked my girlfriend to contribute her thoughts after seeing the film and she gave me a one word reply..........."sh*te"


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