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Dead Cert (2010)

Not Rated | | Action, Horror | 26 August 2010 (UK)
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A gang of tough London gangsters get more than they bargained for when a group of businessmen make an offer to buy their club, the Inferno. They turn out to be nothing less than Vampires ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Craig Fairbrass ... Freddy 'Dead Cert' Frankham
Jason Flemyng ... Chelsea Steve
Dexter Fletcher ... Eddie Christian
Danny Midwinter Danny Midwinter ... Dennis Christian
Billy Murray ... Dante Livenko
Roland Manookian ... Chinnery
Lisa McAllister Lisa McAllister ... Jen Christian
Dave Legeno ... Yuvesky
Danny Dyer ... Roger Kipling
Steven Berkoff ... Kenneth Mason
Perry Benson Perry Benson ... Magoo
Ricky Grover ... Herbie
Janet Montgomery ... Giselle
Lorraine Stanley ... Chelle
Andrew Tiernan ... Chekha
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A gang of tough London gangsters get more than they bargained for when a group of businessmen make an offer to buy their club, the Inferno. They turn out to be nothing less than Vampires wanting their land back and turn viciously on the gangsters when their demands are not met. Written by American Film Market

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You Think You Know Vampires? Think Again. See more »

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Action | Horror

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 August 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Gangsters Vs. Zombies See more »

Filming Locations:

London, England, UK

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£1,000,000 (estimated)
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Color | Color (Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Danny Dyer made his unbilled cameo appearance as a favor to producer 'Jonathan Sothcott'. See more »

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Referenced in Strippers vs Werewolves (2012) See more »

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Uninspiring and slow-paced...
7 September 2012 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

For a vampire movie, then the blood within the veins of "Dead Cert" was running awfully thin.

The story is about a group of Romanian thugs who move in on a British club owner, wanting to take over his business. Settling it all with a single fight, the Romanian wins and they take over the club, soon turning everyone within into vampires. However, the British gangsters want their club back and take up the fight against the vampires.

The storyline was fairly simple, and it was a good enough attempt at trying to mix the traditional vampire genre with the gangster genre, however, it took the movie more than halfway of its entire length before it got up in pace and started to become interesting. A sad fact, though, as I am sure many would fall through out of sheer boredom before that even happens. Then when the movie does pick up pace, it is nothing more than a mediocre experience.

Not boasting a super big budget is reflected in the production value, although I will say that I found that aspect of the movie to actually be good. They made what they had work and clearly didn't need a big million dollar (or pound) budget. However, the movie was just weighed down by a slow pace and a fairly uninspiring story.

As for the acting in the movie, well they did have some pretty good names on the cast list. Jason Flemyng (playing Chelsea Steve) had a small role, though his face always brings something great to a movie. Dexter Fletcher (playing Eddie Christian) also did a good job. Billy Murray (playing Dante Livenko) was the centerpiece of the movie, so to speak, with the most impressive role and performance. And lets not forget Steven Berkoff (playing Kenneth Mason) was also in the movie.

For a vampire movie, then "Dead Cert" was below average. It just lacked that motivation, characters that had personalities and weren't just generic characters, and most importantly, it lacked that special dark, romantic feel to it that all good vampire movies have.

So if you enjoy vampire movies, perhaps "Dead Cert" is not the best of choices, but still it did provide adequate entertainment, though I can honestly say that I will never watch it again, it just wasn't that appealing.


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