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Blitz (2011)

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

Director:

Elliott Lester

Writers:

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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Trivia

Aiden Gillen, Ned Dennehy and Paddy Considine were all in Peaky Blinders. See more »

Goofs

When Brant (Jason Statham) chases Weiss to the train depot, as the police officers are restraining Brant to stop him from assaulting the suspect, Nash (Paddy Considine) refers to Statham by his real name. See more »

Quotes

Nash: I finally said fuck it, I'll take the law into my own hands, so I broke into the peado's house at four in the morning and I smashed his bollocks with a baseball bat until they fucking popped.
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Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jerk It
Performed by Thunderheist
Written by Graham Bertie (as Bertie) / Omolola Isis Salam (as Salami)
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) / Third Side Music (Ascap)
Licensed Courtesy of Ninja Tune
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Meh
27 May 2011 | by poc-1See all my reviews

Some nice camera work, stylish blurring, but pretty clichéd police drama. Jason Statham does what Jason Statham normally does, he's utterly typecast as kind of British Dirty Harry, but it's not new anymore like it was in Snatch/The Transporter.

His sidekick is not nearly as interesting as the little guy in Snatch or the girl in Transporter.

Good work from Aiden Gillen (the guy who played Tommy Carcetti in The Wire) as the bad guy. Zawe Ashton is also interesting as a WPC with a drug problem.

Mainly the plot seemed a bit disjointed and contrived. Overall it felt like a TV police drama. Nothing special.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2011 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,895,069
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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