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Freefall (2009)

'Diamond' Dave Matthews works for a ruthless firm providing mortgages to families denied credit, regardless of whether they can afford the repayments. Divorced City banker Gus sells ... See full summary »


Dominic Savage


Dominic Savage
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominic Cooper ... Dave
Laura Ainsworth Laura Ainsworth ... Attractive Woman 1
Aidan Gillen ... Gus
Joseph Mawle ... Jim
Olivia Chamberlain Olivia Chamberlain ... Gemma
Riz Ahmed ... Gary
Steve Clark Steve Clark ... Terraced House Father
Alfie Allen ... Ian
Charlie Creed-Miles ... Area Manager
Juliet Cunnington Juliet Cunnington ... Jim House Owner
Jayden Chamberlain Jayden Chamberlain ... Ryan
Mona Goodwin ... Attractive Girl 2
Brian Handley Brian Handley ... Estate Agent 1
Sarah Harding ... Sam
Emer Kenny ... Kate


'Diamond' Dave Matthews works for a ruthless firm providing mortgages to families denied credit, regardless of whether they can afford the repayments. Divorced City banker Gus sells lucrative corporate mortgages over the phone and literally has orgasms at his own success. Dave runs into old school-mate Jim Potter, a married security guard with two children and, under the guise of friendship, offers him and his family an escape from their drab council estate. But the repayments rocket,dragging the Potters into a spiral of debt. Jim works overtime but is so exhausted he sleeps on the job and is sacked. Gus's workaholicism alienates him from his daughter and colleague/lover Anna, who resigns, and he is undone by the world recession, losing his job, his purpose in life, and he kills himself. Jim confronts Dave but to no avail.The Potters are re-possessed though they move up in the world when they are re-homed whilst Dave carries on deceiving more families with a different company. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Dave: Alright darling.
Sam: What the fucking hell is wrong with you!
Dave: What are you talking about?
Sam: Do you think I'm fucking stupid?
Dave: No I don't think your stupid, what are you saying?
Sam: Where were you the other night?
Dave: Which night, when?
Sam: Which night, when, what
[she fake laughs]
Sam: don't play the fucking innocent with me you know what I'm talking about Dave.
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Pure Gold
16 June 2010 | by phillip_burton00See all my reviews

I thought this was a terrific BBC drama.

I have always been a fan of TV drama such as Cracker and prime suspect. I have always felt that the BBC is definitely the strongest Channel on Television with more recent classic dramas such as the amazing State of play, Criminal Justice and The Street.

Freefall was just as good. It had one of the best scripts I've seen in a long time, it was shot very un-stylised and honest which really highlighted the story. The acting too was incredible. The score in Freefall was also very well written and really served the piece well.

I watched Dominic Savage's excellent Out of Control in 2002, and that too was very gritty and thought provoking.

As someone who is trying to enter the film making industry, it is great to see that the BBC are triumphing were so many others are failing.

I now eagerly wait for Dominic savages Dive which is out this year.

Keep up the good work

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14 July 2009 (UK) See more »

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