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Good People (2014)

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Discovering a stash of cash in their dead tenant's apartment, a couple in debt take the money and find themselves the target of a deadly adversary - the thief who stole it.

Director:

Henrik Ruben Genz

Writers:

Marcus Sakey (based on the novel by), Kelly Masterson (screenplay by)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Spruell ... Jack Witkowski
Michael Fox ... Bobby Witkowski
Diarmaid Murtagh ... Marshall
Francis Magee ... Ben Tuttrle
Omar Sy ... Khan
Maarten Dannenberg ... Andre
Kate Hudson ... Anna Wright
Orlando Burns-Tucker Orlando Burns-Tucker ... Baby Julian
Bertram Burns-Tucker Bertram Burns-Tucker ... Baby Julian
Anna Friel ... Sarah
Michael Jibson ... Mike Calloway
James Franco ... Tom Wright
Waj Ali ... Bailiff
Tom Wilkinson ... DI John Halden
Diana Hardcastle ... Marie Halden
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Storyline

Anna and Tom, a married couple living a normal life want to start a family but are struggling financially. Then, just as they are about to lose their apartment, their tenant who had been renting their basement dies and they find a lot of money hidden there. The money belongs to a very dangerous man who naturally wants it back and both Tom and Anna have to decide whether to keep the money and risk their lives or give the money to the cops and start all over again.

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Money changes everything See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The house they lived in was on Richmond Way, Shepherds Bush, London. The end house was painted to look old and distressed. See Google Maps to compare. See more »

Goofs

(at around 59 mins) The couple have a conversation where their lips alternate between moving and not moving. It's either very strange editing or these people are telepathic. "Anne, let's go" (lips move) "What are we going to do, Tom?" (lips do not move) "Where are we going to go? (lips do not move) "We have one place where we can go" (lips do not move) "At least for a few hours." (Lips move again!) See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Anna Wright: So, no more sushi night?
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Connections

References Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Excerpt from 'Mansquito'
Written by Joseph Conlan and Sophia Morizet
Published by Brevity Music, Inc.; Asymptotote Music BV, Inc.
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Watchable
23 November 2015 | by mikeliebermanSee all my reviews

The creative team behind this film is definitely promising. Director Henrik Ruben Genz is the Danish film and television director, known for his film Terribly Happy (2008) and work on the series The Bridge and The Killing in the original Danish version. Kelly Masterson has signed two film scripts. Maybe I was wrong to set high expectations, because Good People is only fair, average thriller with a story seen a million of times. Tom (Franco) and Anna (Hudson) are an American couple in financial problems. They move to London to the house Tom inherited. Since their earnings are not enough for renovation so they rent a room to Ben, suspicious type. After he's gone, Tom and Anna will find the mysterious stash of more than 200,000 pounds. But as we all know big money is not without owner. And so it begins... The problem is that we have already seen that story, and Good People does not bring anything new. Even the adaptation of the novel by Marcus Sakey is kind of awkward. The dialogues are poor. Acting is not bad. Visual effects are on higher level. The pace is easy, which certainly reinforces the impression of weirdness and "suspense", although we know all too well the sequence of events. Good People is correct thriller. Watchable, but really nothing more than that.


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Language:

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Release Date:

21 August 2015 (UK) See more »

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Filming Locations:

London, England, UK See more »

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$1,857,574
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1.85 : 1
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