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Down Terrace (2009)

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A crime family looks to unmask the police informant in their midst who threatens to take down their business.

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Ben Wheatley
3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Hill ... Karl
Robert Hill ... Bill
Julia Deakin Julia Deakin ... Maggie
David Schaal ... Eric
Kerry Peacock Kerry Peacock ... Valda
Tony Way ... Garvey
Mark Kempner Mark Kempner ... Berman
Michael Smiley ... Pringle
Gareth Tunley ... Jon
Kali Peacock Kali Peacock ... Helen Garvey
Kitty Blue Kitty Blue ... Child
Luke Hartney Luke Hartney ... Spitz
Simon Smith Simon Smith ... Musician
Paul George Paul George ... Musician
Simon Walker Simon Walker ... Musician
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Storyline

After serving jail time for a mysterious crime, Bill and Karl get out of jail and become preoccupied with figuring out who turned them in to the police. On top of that, the "family business" is on the rocks, and the motley crew of criminals who operate out of Down Terrace aren't feeling terribly trusting of one another. It might look like an ordinary house, but at Down Terrace, the walls are closing in... Written by Newport Beach Film Festival

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You're only as good as the people you know. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Убийство - дело семейное See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,088, 17 October 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$9,609, 31 October 2010
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Trivia

Actress Julia Deakin (Maggie) and actor Michael Smiley (Pringle) both had roles in Spaced (1999), which was helmed by Edgar Wright. Edgar Wright would later go on to executive produce director Ben Wheatley's third feature film Sightseers (2012). See more »

Quotes

Karl: [to his pregnant girlfriend] Hey you've put on a bit of weight!
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Connections

References Rob Loves Kerry (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lark of the Morning
Performed by The Copper Family
Courtesy of Topic Records
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The Royle Family Meets The Sopranos!
15 December 2010 | by stuart_osbornSee all my reviews

This low budget British crime drama is as entertaining as it is inspirational for film makers everywhere. Played by a real life father and son in the main character roles, the story revolves around the two men (shot mainly in their real life family home) as they are released from prison and set out to determine who is the police informant in their circle. It makes excellent use of a simple acoustic soundtrack, also helped by the fact that the father likes to play guitar as well and is an old hippy, who has, over the years morphed into a gangster and so is different from your usual cockney style villain. This being shot in Brighton also shows a different side to the city which is usually perceived as simply a holiday destination. The plot while being slightly ambitious is played out by the actors very convincingly and holds your attention throughout. I would encourage anyone to see this movie, apart from maybe Michael Bay!


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