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Brighton Rock (2010)

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Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie (Sam Riley), a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Director:

Rowan Joffe

Writers:

Rowan Joffe, Graham Greene (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Riley ... Pinkie
Andrea Riseborough ... Rose
Helen Mirren ... Ida
John Hurt ... Phil Corkery
Phil Davis ... Spicer (as Philip Davis)
Nonso Anozie ... Dallow
Craig Parkinson ... Cubitt
Andy Serkis ... Colleoni
Sean Harris ... Hale
Geoff Bell ... Kite
Steven Robertson ... Crab
Maurice Roëves ... Chief Inspector
Steve Evets ... Mr. Wilson
Francis Magee ... Pavement Photographer
Adrian Schiller ... Registrar
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Storyline

An adaptation of Graham Greene's classic novel about a small-town hood who marries a waitress who deduced that he killed a rival thug in order to keep her quiet. As his gang begins to doubt his abilities, the man becomes more desperate and violent. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

prayer | spiv | waitress | gang | brighton | See All (20) »

Taglines:

Love. Murder. Revenge.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 February 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Anilikos dolofonos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£352,815 (United Kingdom), 4 February 2011, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Although set in Brighton, most of this was shot in the neighboring seaside town of Eastbourne. See more »

Goofs

Most of the massed scooters look like they're being ridden by the people who own them in real life, rather than the smartly dressed Mods of that era. See more »

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Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2014) See more »

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I was fond of him. poor old Fred.
26 October 2014 | by lastliberal-853-253708See all my reviews

Sometimes it's a character you liked that attracts, like the role Philip Davis played in Midsomer Murders. Other times it's to see a great star like Helen Mirren.

Whatever the reason, it's always good to see a film based on a Graham Greene novel, like The Third Man, This Gun for Hire, The Quiet American, and many more.

A young Richard Attenborough played in this movie in the 40's, here is falls to Sam Riley (Control, Maleficent) to play the lead. He is capably assisted by Andrea Riseborough (Oblivion, Shadow Dancer), as the waitress he marries to keep her from testifying as a witness.

A good neo-noir with contributions from William Hurt and Nonso Anozie (The Grey, Game of Thrones).


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