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Dead Man Running (2009)

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Nick's borrowed money from a loan shark. He's 4 weeks behind. He gets 24 hours to come up with GBP100,000. His mom's a hostage.

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Alex De Rakoff

Writers:

Alex De Rakoff, John Luton (story and screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Clint Koroan Clint Koroan ... Calvin (as Clint 'C1' Koroan)
Fredi 'Kruga' Nwaka ... Rude Boy 1 (as Freddie Kruga)
50 Cent ... Thigo (as Curtis Jackson)
Ashley Walters ... Fitzroy
Tamer Hassan ... Nick
Danny Dyer ... Bing
Brenda Blethyn ... Mother
Monet Mazur ... Frankie
Phil Davis ... Johnny Sands
Jeremy Zimmermann Jeremy Zimmermann ... Jag Owner
Robbie Gee ... Curtis
Nakeba Buchanan Nakeba Buchanan ... Yardie Girl
John Forgeham ... Terry Biggs
Andrew Harrison Andrew Harrison ... Brick Wall (as Tiny Iron)
Nicholas Ball ... Fight Bookie
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A loan shark gives ex-con Nick a period of 24 hours in order to pay back the money he owes. Up against it, Nick involves his best mate on a multi-part mission in order to raise the cash before it's too late for them both. Written by Anonymous

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

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Trivia

50 Cent and Omid Djalili worked together on the video game "50 Cent: Blood on the Sand". See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Bing are stopped by police on the M6 motorway the officer tells Nick he was doing 92 in a 70 zone. London taxis are speed limited to 70mph. Furthermore British police do not patrol motorways on motorcycles because it is too dangerous. See more »


Soundtracks

26 Basslines
Performed by Benga
Words and Music by Adenbenga Adejumo (c) 2007
Courtesy of Ammunition Records
Published by EMI Music Publishing Limited
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Strictly by-the-numbers, but still quite watchable.
1 February 2013 | by krachtmSee all my reviews

The plot: Given 24 hours to pay off his massive debt, a reformed gangster descends back into the underworld he struggled to escape.

Dead Man Running isn't a bad film, but it's strictly by-the-numbers. It lacks the brutal realism of something like Refn's Pusher trilogy or Hodges' Get Carter, operating in a universe more like Guy Ritchie's, where the underworld is populated by idiosyncratic acquaintances, crime bosses with dangerous reputations, and oddball sidekicks. The biggest difference, however, is that this seems like something of a breezy overview of the genre, where each character is given a brief cameo, rather than any kind of reinterpretation. Nobody really has much to work with, but it does give the film a certain simplicity that many people found lacking in Get Carter and Revolver, which are often accused of having overly intricate plotting.

It's not an original movie, but it's enjoyable enough for what it is. If all you want is a simple, mildly violent crime thriller, then this will fit the bill nicely. If you're looking for something a bit deeper or original, I think you'd be better off skipping it. You'll just be bored or annoyed by all the clichés.


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English

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (UK) See more »

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24 Horas Para Viver See more »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$735,875
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