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A tough cop is dispatched to take down a serial killer who has been targeting police officers.

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Elliott Lester

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Nathan Parker (screenplay), Ken Bruen (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Statham ... Brant
Paddy Considine ... Nash
Aidan Gillen ... Weiss
Zawe Ashton ... Falls
David Morrissey ... Dunlop
Ned Dennehy ... Radnor
Mark Rylance ... Roberts
Luke Evans ... Stokes
Nicky Henson ... Superintendent Brown
Steven Harwood-Brown Steven Harwood-Brown ... Metal (as Steven Harwood Brown)
Bill Champion Bill Champion ... Dr. Leonard
Richard Riddell ... McDonald
Ron Donachie ... Cross
Elly Fairman ... Sandra (as Ellie Fairman)
Alex Lanipekun ... Precocious PC
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Storyline

Detective Sergeant Tom Brant who is dispatched to take down a serial killer hell bent on killing off the police force one by one. "The Blitz" manages to slip through the grasp of Tom every time, and with the precious lives of his colleagues diminishing one by one, Tom is led to the question: if we can't protect our own, then what good are we? Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

It's cop-killer versus killer-cop.

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | France | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blic See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£266,148 (United Kingdom), 20 May 2011, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,774,948, 31 December 2011
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has three Game of Thrones (2011) cast members. This includes Aidan Gillen (Weiss) who played Littlefinger, Ron Donachie (Cross) who played Rodrik Cassel and Joe Dempsie (Theo Nelson) who played Gendry. See more »

Goofs

When Radnor goes into the bathroom with the £50000 in the brown envelope and which Weiss then steals after killing Radnor The newspaper journalist Dunlop tells Brant & Nash about this. When Weiss is subsequently arrested with the envelope of cash fingerprints would prove Dunlop Radnor and Weiss had handled it tying Weiss to Radnors murder and giving them the relevant proof to hold Weiss for questioning. See more »

Quotes

[a gang of teenage lads try to mug Brant in the street at night. Brant produces a long J-shaped wooden stick and hits one of the lads with it - hard]
Brant: This, lads, is a hurley. Used in the Irish game of hurling - a cross between hockey and murder.
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Connections

References The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963) See more »

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Outta Space
Performed by KING MIDAS SOUND
Written by Martin / Robinson / Hitomi
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) / Westbury Music Limited / Copyright Control
Licensed Courtesy of Hyperdub
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Immoral, gritty, strangely compelling
31 May 2011 | by acutlerSee all my reviews

One of Statham's best. Jason, as usual, plays himself, although this time in perhaps his most realistic settings. No wires, no kung-fu, no sixth sense. Just an unhealthy, alcoholic, total b**stard of a cop.

This film starts out at best amoral, and I can only conclude by the end that it is positively immoral, with many things that are very objectionable. The few characters with hope or any redeeming qualities all get dragged down into the mire, and London has rarely looked so frightening and depressing and worryingly real.

And yet the film is compelling viewing. It won't do well because the action is not the point, and what action there is (and there is plenty) all has a bitter taste rather than the usual cathartic "it's an action flick" joy. Equally, because it is Statham, and the action is so prevalent, it will probably be critically lambasted. But it is really quite a thoughtful film.


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