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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.


Alex De Rakoff


Alex De Rakoff, John Luton (story and screenplay)





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


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


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 »


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Snatch it if you can
18 August 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The British gangster film has been rising since a guy called ... Guy R. made his mark on that particular "genre" (or sub-genre or whatever you wanna call it). But while "Lock, Stock ..." and "Snatch" were somewhat original, this feels very formulaic. It's not so much the actors (though Mr. Dyer seems not to have a lot to do in this one or Tamers "woman", who only gets to get her kink on in some scenes), but the fact that you do know where this is going ... long before it gets there.

Now this isn't always entirely bad. But it would have been really good if the characters were better drawn. And I'm not only talking about the main characters, but also the supporting cast. They mostly stay bland, while they fail to be remarkable, not leaving any kind of impression you will remember after a few minutes.

Still and especially for fans, this will be somewhat satisfying and it moves along quite nicely, even if a few things feel forced (like the "twist(s)") towards the end of the movie.

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Release Date:

30 October 2009 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

24 Horas Para Viver See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »


Box Office


$5,000,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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