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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.

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Terry George

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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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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

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2013 (New Zealand) See more »

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1.85 : 1
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One of the phony passports has the name "Genereux," which is Fraser's mother's maiden name. See more »

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Weila Waile
Performed by Young Dubliners (as The Young Dubliners)
Written by Traditional
Arranged by Young Dubliners (as The Young Dubliners)
Published by Copyright Control
Licensed courtesy of Floating World Records
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A very funny and entertaining British crime comedy. I love this genre and this comedy version is well worth seeing. I say B+
25 March 2013 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"We were robbed, he got the brown bag. Yes, that brown bag." Jimbo is a young father who has a gambling problem. When he gets in deep to a local mob boss he has one choice. Pay him back or give him his son. With his back against the wall he decides to rob a fish market, but for a non-criminal things don't always go right. This first and foremost is a really funny comedy. Just seeing the events unfold on its own is really funny and entertaining to watch but when mixed with the dialog it makes it that much more fun to watch. This movie combines the best of British crime movies with American comedy. While this movie won't win any awards it is one of the most entertaining movies that I have seen in a while and I recommend this. The type of movie you can just put in and not really have to think about, just watch and enjoy. I liked it. Overall, very entertaining and very much worth seeing. I give it a B+.


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