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Stand Off (2011)

Whole Lotta Sole (original title)
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The story centers on a botched fish market robbery that leads to the involvement of the local police and a gangster out for revenge.

Director:

Terry George

Writers:

Thomas Gallagher (screenplay), Thomas Gallagher (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Joe Maguire
Colm Meaney ... Detective Weller
Martin McCann ... Jimbo
Yaya DaCosta ... Sophie
David O'Hara ... Mad Dog Flynn
Michael Legge ... Randy Weller
Conor MacNeill ... Sox
Frankie McCafferty ... Skins
Rupert Wickham Rupert Wickham ... Captain Farnsworth
Mary McCrossan Mary McCrossan ... Annie
Amanda Hurwitz ... Mary Ellen
Marie Jones Marie Jones ... Ma Flynn
James Greene ... Granda Sox
Jamie Kierans ... Petie
James Napier James Napier ... Paulie
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Storyline

In a misguided attempt to protect his family and pay back gambling debts to the local Mobster, Jimbo robs a fish market, which is coincidentally owned by the same Mobster. On the run, Jimbo is cornered in a local curio shop, where he takes hostage an assortment of colorful characters, including Maguire, who may be his illegitimate father. Surrounded by the Police, the SAS, and the Mobster's crew, the young man must find a way out of his precarious predicament with the help of his oddball captives. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

One of the phony passports has the name "Genereux," which is Fraser's mother's maiden name. See more »

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Belfast Is Born Again
Performed by Foy Vance & Joanne Vance
Written by Foy Vance
Published by © Copyright Control 2011
Licensed courtesy of Little Big Mouth Ltd
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A pleasant film to watch
20 March 2013 | by gaganaSee all my reviews

Despite the low rating, I watched this because the storyline sounded interesting. Northern Ireland, crime, SAS...and a comedy. The plot is simple and you can work out most of what happens during the film. However, the script is entertaining, with a few laugh out loud lines. Colm Meaney plays his usual role, a dry, cynical detective. He has some of the better lines and generally carries the film. Brendan Fraser is fine but his role could have been developed further. Without giving things away, his background could have had more of an impact. He probably deserved to have more funny lines as well. Negatives - quite why the SAS are there I don't know. This could have been made into more of a story. Either make them contribute to the organised chaos, (making things worse or better, I don't mind), or omit them from the film entirely. This is probably more a British film than one for everybody. Perhaps the review which criticises the film is more the latter. I would give this about a 7/ 7.5 to be honest, watchable, enjoyable but not great.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$18,332
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1.85 : 1
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